Dart to the rescue: SCDF's elite team rescues driver trapped in tipper truck

Colonel Chew Keng Tok (in front) led this eight-man Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team, including Sergeant Bahiyudin Abas (third from left) and Warrant Officer Muhammad Himmi Ibrahim (third from right), in a complex 3½-hour rescue mission last Thur
Colonel Chew Keng Tok (in front) led this eight-man Disaster Assistance and Rescue Team, including Sergeant Bahiyudin Abas (third from left) and Warrant Officer Muhammad Himmi Ibrahim (third from right), in a complex 3½-hour rescue mission last Thursday. The team had to extricate an injured driver from a tipper truck that had landed on its side on the East Coast Parkway after crashing into the centre divider.ST PHOTO: ZAIHAN MOHAMED YUSOF
The driver's side of the tipper truck was crushed when the vehicle landed in a drain. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE
The driver's side of the tipper truck was crushed when the vehicle landed in a drain. PHOTO: SINGAPORE CIVIL DEFENCE FORCE

Elite SCDF team extricated driver trapped in tipper truck cabin that could have collapsed

When the elite eight-man team from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived at the accident scene, there was sand all over the road.

This was the cargo of a tipper truck that had landed on its side after crashing into a centre divider on the East Coast Parkway after the Tanah Merah Coast Road exit last Thursday afternoon.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 05, 2019, with the headline 'Dart to the rescue'. Print Edition | Subscribe