Man trapped under bus at AMK industrial park rescued thanks to 10 passers-by

A 58-year-old man trapped under a private bus at a carpark in Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 was freed thanks to the help of 10 passers-by. 

The incident happened on Sunday (March 4) at around 6.51pm. 

In a video uploaded on KP Lau’s Facebook page, a man is seen pinned under a bus.

Another man holds onto his hand while discussing with other people how they can help the victim. 

A third man is heard advising a passer-by ‘not to pull’ the victim, as it can result in further injuries. 

The victim then tells the passers-by that he feels uncomfortable in his position. 

A passerby suggests that the passengers on the bus alight, and moving the vehicle, so they can pull the victim out. 

However, some passers-by disagreed with the method. 

During the process, the man holding onto the victim’s hand kept telling him to ‘bear with it (the pain) a little longer’. 

The video then ends abruptly. 

According to Shin Min Daily News, the bus driver, worried that the passengers alighting from the front door could crush the victim, arranged for them to exit via the emergency escape door at the back of the vehicle. 

The reduced weight, together with the combined efforts of the passers-by finally allowed the victim to be rescued. 

A bus driver later told reporters that the victim was in the transport industry:

“I think the victim was directing the buses when he accidentally walked into the blind spot of one of the buses.

“He was knocked down and pinned under the bus.”

In response to a Stomp query, a police spokesman said:

“On Mar 4, 2018, at 6.51pm, the police were alerted to an accident involving a bus and a pedestrian along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5. 

“The pedestrian, a 58-year-old man was conscious when conveyed to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. 

“Police investigations are ongoing.”