NSFs say training helped them render assistance to injured motorcyclist

Netizens praised two national servicemen who stopped to render assistance to an injured motorcyclist who had been involved in an accident at Mandai Road on Aug 12.

Stomper Klazick arrived at the scene and shared how impressed he was with 2LT Tan Hae San and LCP Chung Jing Kai in a phone interview with Stomp.

"These two soldiers tried their very best to keep the injured rider safe with the best of their knowledge and went out of their way to render assistance," said Klazick.

"They are the heroes who not only protect us during times of war but even during such unforeseen incidents.

The Singapore Army posted an interview on their Facebook page with the two servicemen on their thoughts and feelings during that time.

"I was just on my way back to Khatib Camp from an outfield exercise," LCP Chung said, "(when) the traffic got bottlenecked, and that was when I saw the scene."

He decided to render assistance after analysing the situation.

He thanked his training as a combat medic for providing him with the skills to ensuring the victim's safety.

"The most we could do was to assess his condition, monitor his vitals and do things like redirecting the traffic flow, cordon off the area to make sure other vehicles didn’t come in. It looked like it was a spinal injury, so we couldn’t move him around too much, or his pain would actually worsen."

2LT Tan was also heading back to camp after the outfield exercise where he was a safety officer.

"My first instinct was to try and see if there was anyone already on the scene providing support or help to the man. However, after seeing that there was no ambulance at the scene yet, I decided to step in to do what I could, even though I was not medically trained."

He admitted that he was worried for the victim upon arriving at the scene but steeled himself so that he could administer help.

"As a safety officer, you are trained to always keep a level head even in a very confusing and chaotic situation. We asked around if anyone had called the ambulance or the police. Once that was done, we just had to provide whatever support we could until help arrived."

Kudos to our Men in Green!