Old man's foot run over by car: Netizen posts online plea to locate him and render help

SINGAPORE - A plea for help has gone out on social media to locate an old man whose right foot was run over by a car on April 10.

Facebook user Leong Mun Foong posted an account of the incident, which occurred along Bali Lane shortly after 3pm, along with photos of the car's female driver.

Ms Leong, who works at a boutique in the area, said she and two colleagues were sitting outside their shop when one of them witnessed the man trying to pull his foot out from beneath the tyre of a white Mercedes.

 

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She described the man, who was collecting cardboard boxes from the large trash bins lining the street, as "scrawny, tanned, about 1.6m-tall with salt and pepper hair and a cataract in one eye".

The incident left him with what appeared to be crushed toes on his right foot. Blood was also pooling on the bottom of his sandals, she wrote. Despite Ms Leong and her colleague's concern for him, he assured them that he was all right and said he would head home to apply medication before pedalling off on his tricycle.

Ms Leong also claimed that the female driver never got out of the car to check on the man. It was only after they started taking photos of her that she came out of the car and took photos of them.

Ms Leong's post had been shared more than 200 times as of noon on Tuesday, with netizens urging her to make a police report. Others criticised the driver for being "irresponsible".

"We don't have pictures of the old man and it is the first time we've seen him in our area, so if you do know of him, we would like to get in touch with him to offer assistance," she added.

mklee@sph.com.sg