I just wanted to help, says man who rescued driver

Many netizens have praised food delivery rider Muhammad Riau Alfian (far left) for rescuing a trapped truck driver (left) on Saturday. PHOTOS: GIN TAY, RYAN HIROSHI/ FACEBOOK
Many netizens have praised food delivery rider Muhammad Riau Alfian (above) for rescuing a trapped truck driver on Saturday. PHOTOS: GIN TAY, RYAN HIROSHI/ FACEBOOK

28-year-old food delivery rider wins praise for helping elderly man trapped inside truck

Food delivery rider Muhammad Riau Alfian, 28, had just completed a delivery and was heading back to Jurong Point on Saturday morning when he spotted a commotion.

A truck, which had been involved in an accident with another vehicle, had flipped onto its side at the junction of Jalan Boon Lay and Boon Lay Way, and a stunned elderly man was trapped inside. A few people were at the scene but did not seem sure how to help the man, who was stuck in the driver's seat.

Please or to continue reading the full article. Learn more about ST PREMIUM.

Enjoy unlimited access to ST's best work

  • Exclusive stories and features on multiple devices
  • In-depth analyses and opinion pieces
  • ePaper and award-winning multimedia content
A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 14, 2019, with the headline 'I just wanted to help, says man who rescued driver'. Print Edition | Subscribe