SCDF rescues woman trapped under van in Tanjong Pagar

A woman trapped under a van was freed using hydraulic rescue tools and taken to hospital.
A woman trapped under a van was freed using hydraulic rescue tools and taken to hospital.PHOTOS: SGROAD BLOCKS/TRAFFIC NEWS/TELEGRAM
The accident took place at the junction of Gopeng Street and Tanjong Pagar Road.
The accident took place at the junction of Gopeng Street and Tanjong Pagar Road.PHOTOS: SGROAD BLOCKS/TRAFFIC NEWS/TELEGRAM

A 37-year-old pedestrian trapped under a van was rescued by Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) officers just after midnight yesterday.

The police were alerted to an accident involving a van and two pedestrians at the junction of Gopeng Street and Tanjong Pagar Road at 12.20am. SCDF said its officers freed the trapped woman using hydraulic rescue tools.

She was taken to the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), which was alerted to be on standby to receive her. A 54-year-old woman was also taken to SGH.

Both women were conscious.

Photos shared in a road traffic chat group on messaging platform Telegram yesterday morning show SCDF officers huddled next to the van in a bid to extricate the woman.

Another photo showed an SCDF ambulance parked in Gopeng Street. Investigations are ongoing.

Ng Huiwen

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 16, 2018, with the headline 'SCDF rescues woman trapped under van in Tanjong Pagar'. Print Edition | Subscribe