Car explodes just moments after rescue

Pictures by: 
Jonathan Choo
Report by: 
Rennie Whang

Twenty-five years ago, a crash near Lentor Avenue left his car in flames.
He opened his door to escape. But the front passenger door was stuck, trapping his wife inside.
No one came to their aid. Fortunately, he managed to pull out his wife in time.
Since that close shave, he vowed to himself that if he were to come across a similar situation, he would step in to help.
His chance came yesterday as he was driving on the Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE) towards the Pan-Island Expressway at about 1.20pm.
The 53-year-old man, who wanted to be known only as Mr Lim, saw a car and a tipper truck colliding. Almost immediately, flames started shooting out of the car’s bonnet.

Here are more pictures of the dramatic rescue as captured by TNP photographer Jonathan Choo.

The article related to these pictures was first published in The New Paper on January 4, 2014.