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Driver rescued by 2 people before crashed car burst into flames in underpass along SLE

Driver rescued by 2 people before crashed car burst into flames in underpass along SLE

Screengrabs of videos sent to CNA showed a car on fire inside a vehicular underpass on Nov 2, 2021.

SINGAPORE: A driver was rescued by two people shortly before her crashed car burst into flames in a vehicular underpass on Tuesday (Nov 2).

Emergency services were alerted to the fire at the underpass along a Seletar Expressway (SLE) slip road leading to Tampines Expressway at about 5pm on Tuesday.

A car had crashed into the wall of the underpass and was engulfed in flames when the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) arrived. The fire was extinguished with a compressed air foam jet.

"SCDF's investigation revealed that after the vehicle had crashed into the wall, two members of the public quickly rescued the driver to safety," SCDF said. "Shortly after, the vehicle burst into flames.

"SCDF has reached out to the two good Samaritans and commend them for their quick-thinking and selfless act."

No other injuries were reported.

The 33-year-old driver was conscious when she was taken to the hospital, the police said.

Video footage seen by CNA showed a car engulfed in flames along the side of the underpass.

A screengrab of a video sent to CNA showing a car on fire inside a vehicular underpass on Nov 2, 2021.
SCDF officers look at a car that burst into flames inside a vehicular underpass on Nov 2, 2021. (Photo: Facebook/SCDF)

Another video showed vehicles stalled in traffic as plumes of smoke emerged from within the underpass.

Police investigations are ongoing.

This story came from a reader tip-off. If you would like to send in information, photos or videos about something newsworthy, submit your news tips on CNA Eyewitness.

Source: CNA/ga

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