Heave-ho! 10 passers-by move taxi off divider

Passers-by helping to move a cab that was stuck on a road divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 last Friday night. The taxi was successfully moved only after about 10 people gathered to help.
Passers-by helping to move a cab that was stuck on a road divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 last Friday night. The taxi was successfully moved only after about 10 people gathered to help.PHOTOS: WILLEM JACOB STOLTE
Passers-by helping to move a cab that was stuck on a road divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 last Friday night. The taxi was successfully moved only after about 10 people gathered to help.
Passers-by helping to move a cab that was stuck on a road divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 last Friday night. The taxi was successfully moved only after about 10 people gathered to help.PHOTOS: WILLEM JACOB STOLTE
Passers-by helping to move a cab that was stuck on a road divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 last Friday night. The taxi was successfully moved only after about 10 people gathered to help.
Passers-by helping to move a cab that was stuck on a road divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5 last Friday night. The taxi was successfully moved only after about 10 people gathered to help.PHOTOS: WILLEM JACOB STOLTE

About 10 passers-by helped free a taxi that was stuck on a divider in Choa Chu Kang last Friday night.

A photo provided to Stomp showed the taxi sitting on top of a divider in Choa Chu Kang Avenue 5, the citizen journalism site reported yesterday.

Eyewitness Willem Jacob Stolte told The Straits Times yesterday that he saw the cab from his home at Block 483 at 10.30pm. "At first, there were three people helping, then two more came," said the 48-year-old swim coach.

The cab was successfully moved only after about 10 gathered to help. "They put a wooden plank under the wheel, as it was stuck over the divider," said Mr Stolte.

The whole incident was over in about 10 minutes, and no police were seen there, he said. However, traffic was affected, with one lane blocked by the cab.

A bus driver waited for the cab to be moved before continuing on its route.

"I thought it was really nice that more and more people came to help and eventually there were enough people to help move the taxi," said Mr Stolte. "Well done."

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on June 04, 2017, with the headline 'Heave-ho! 10 passers-by move taxi off divider'. Print Edition | Subscribe