Ambulance found in Kim Keat field where a bendy bus was stuck two months ago

ST VIDEO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Ambulance found in Kim Keat Avenue field on Nov 5, 2016.
Ambulance found in Kim Keat Avenue field on Nov 5, 2016.PHOTO: TAY CHEW GUEK
Ambulance found in Kim Keat Avenue field on Nov 5, 2016.
Ambulance found in Kim Keat Avenue field on Nov 5, 2016.PHOTO: TAY CHEW GUEK
An ambulance was stuck at open field in Kim Keat Ave.
An ambulance was stuck at open field in Kim Keat Ave.ST PHOTO: KUA CHEE SIONG
Tyre tracks after the ambulance was towed around 12.30pm.
Tyre tracks after the ambulance was towed around 12.30pm. ST PHOTO: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY
Muddy tyre tracks in the field that run for about 100m.
Muddy tyre tracks in the field that run for about 100m. ST PHOTO: TIFFANY FUMIKO TAY

SINGAPORE - An ambulance was found in a field at Kim Keat Avenue on Saturday (Nov 5) - the same place where a bendy bus was stuck for 10 hours in September.

The bus, which had tried to make a u-turn in the field after taking a wrong turn, had to be towed out of the soft earth.

An ambulance was found in the same field, which is near Kim Keat Avenue.

The vehicle got stuck while trying to take a short cut to reach an emergency case who was at a football hard court nearby.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that it was alerted at 10.10am that someone had injured himself in a street soccer court next to Block 256, Kim Keat Avenue.

The injured man, who is in his 20s, was believed to have a dislocated left elbow. A private ambulance operator with the SCDF was sent to attend to him.

While making its way out of the field, the ambulance got stuck, SCDF said.

"Another ambulance was immediately dispatched. The patient was conscious and alert when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital," SCDF said in statement.

The rescue vehicle was "rescued" at about 12.15pm on Saturday.

Mr Pang Too Kong, 56, who lives in a block near the field, said that it was raining heavily throughout the morning, but he did not hear or see anything. 

 

The photographer, who has lived in the area for about 40 years, said that the field was returfed after the bendy bus drove through the same entry point and got stuck in the middle. 

The bus had driven through the chain link barrier separating the road from the field, which was not replaced, he said. 

"It's not possible to turn here. I don't know why this happened again. Even if it was dark, he should have known once he hit the grass," said Mr Pang. 

The field used to be a parking lot for heavy vehicles, he said, before it was closed about 20 years ago.