Driver's legs impaled after car crash in Bukit Timah

A car crash along Upper Bukit Timah Road at about 3.30am on July 23, 2016.
A car crash along Upper Bukit Timah Road at about 3.30am on July 23, 2016.PHOTO: SHIN MIN DAILY NEWS READER

SINGAPORE - A driver's legs were impaled by a road divider after he crashed his car on Upper Bukit Timah Road on Saturday (July 23) morning.

The 26-year-old man was trapped and officers from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) extricated him from the car with hydraulic rescue tools.

The accident, involving one car, happened near Springdale Condominium in the early hours of Saturday morning at about 3.30am.

The crash victim was conscious when he was taken to the National University Hospital, SCDF said.

It is understood that a metal rod from the road divider had penetrated both his thighs.

Eyewitnesses told Shin Min Daily News that the car flipped over when it crashed.

Five passers-by stopped to help, the report said. They turned the car over and waited with the driver for help to arrive.

They also kept the driver awake by talking to him while they waited, one witness said.

SCDF said it sent one fire engine, a Red Rhino, one ambulance and a support vehicle to the scene.