Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman - Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Sitemap Contact Us FAQ Singapore Forums by SGClub.com
Home Photos Member List Register Mark Forums Read  
Go Back Home > Personal Interests > Automobile Forum » Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

Why aren't you a member of SGClub.com yet??

» Join 130,000+ other members in chatting.
» Make lots of new friends here.
» Keep up-to-date with current events.
» Participate in Club outings.
» Download lots of Free Stuff!

Registration just takes 2mins and is absolutely free so join our community today!

I Want to Choose my Own Personal Nickname Now!


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11th December 2014, 04:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
ms.siqi is a jewel in the roughms.siqi is a jewel in the rough

 
ms.siqi's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,035
Join Date: Jan 2008
Likes: 112
Liked 153 Times in 144 Posts
Gender:

Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman -- and even jams on brakes


PHOTO: VIDEO SCREENSHOT

A Hyundai driver was seen blocking the way of an ambulance along the Pan Island Expressway even though other vehicles in front had already filtered out of the lane.

According to a report in The New Paper, the ambulance was rushing a 45-year-old woman who had difficulty breathing and the five-minute delay caused by the driver's refusal to give way may have resulted in the woman being warded in the ICU.

The video, uploaded by her son, showed the Hyundai driver's persistence in staying on the fast lane on the road despite the blaring sirens of the ambulance.

The driver is also seen jamming on his brakes a couple of times in the video.

http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/singaporeseen/this-urban-jungle/driver-of-hyundai-sgf6850j-refuses-to-give-way-to-ambulance-carrying-breathless

Sponsors:
ms.siqi is offline  
Add to ms.siqi's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2014, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
Administrator
maverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond repute

 
maverick's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,115
Join Date: Jan 2005
Likes: 537
Liked 397 Times in 313 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

it's cases like this that i hope the internet vigilantes will step in...... seriously, these people should not be allowed to live with others.

anyway, here is the video:


__________________
*Have fun in SGClub but pls READ the RULES, Report Bad Posts and Give Reputation to Good Ones!*
SGClub Vision
maverick is offline   Add to maverick's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2014, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
Moderator
Voodoo Vince is a splendid one to beholdVoodoo Vince is a splendid one to beholdVoodoo Vince is a splendid one to beholdVoodoo Vince is a splendid one to beholdVoodoo Vince is a splendid one to behold

 
Voodoo Vince's Avatar
 
Posts: 31,307
Join Date: Oct 2007
Likes: 145
Liked 222 Times in 196 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

Man, what's his problem? Blind or act blur?

Voodoo Vince is offline   Add to Voodoo Vince's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2014, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
Addicted SGClubber
RelicDemon12 has a spectacular aura about

 
RelicDemon12's Avatar
 
Posts: 845
Join Date: Jul 2008
Likes: 16
Liked 46 Times in 39 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

I have no idea why people do such actions. Can someone enlightened me on what the hell they are thinking? I will damm pissed off if I am the son.

RelicDemon12 is offline   Add to RelicDemon12's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2014, 08:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
christmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant future

 
christmas_'s Avatar
 
Posts: 80,385
Join Date: Nov 2008
Likes: 924
Liked 523 Times in 453 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

What a disgrace seriously.

No wonder some people say SG drivers are one of the worst in the world.

__________________


christmas_ is offline   Add to christmas_'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 11th December 2014, 11:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
ms.siqi is a jewel in the roughms.siqi is a jewel in the rough

 
ms.siqi's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,035
Join Date: Jan 2008
Likes: 112
Liked 153 Times in 144 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

A disgrace to Singapore drivers.

ms.siqi is offline   Add to ms.siqi's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 12th December 2014, 05:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
Administrator
maverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond reputemaverick has a reputation beyond repute

 
maverick's Avatar
 
Posts: 11,115
Join Date: Jan 2005
Likes: 537
Liked 397 Times in 313 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

identity still not made known???

__________________
*Have fun in SGClub but pls READ the RULES, Report Bad Posts and Give Reputation to Good Ones!*
SGClub Vision
maverick is offline   Add to maverick's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 12th December 2014, 05:07 PM   #8 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
sunnyncool is a jewel in the roughsunnyncool is a jewel in the rough

 
Posts: 5,325
Join Date: Dec 2010
Likes: 9
Liked 113 Times in 98 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

Originally Posted by Voodoo Vince View Post
Man, what's his problem? Blind or act blur?
Neither, just thinks too highly of himself/herself and has no regard for others.

sunnyncool is offline   Add to sunnyncool's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 13th December 2014, 04:34 PM   #9 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
ms.siqi is a jewel in the roughms.siqi is a jewel in the rough

 
ms.siqi's Avatar
 
Posts: 17,035
Join Date: Jan 2008
Likes: 112
Liked 153 Times in 144 Posts
Gender:

Re: Driver of Hyundai SGF6850J refuses to give way to ambulance carrying breathless woman

Hope the police take action on this. They have the car registration number.

ms.siqi is offline   Add to ms.siqi's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2015, 04:06 PM   #10 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of*StarDust* has much to be proud of

 
*StarDust*'s Avatar
 
Posts: 67,882
Join Date: Oct 2007
Likes: 408
Liked 349 Times in 307 Posts
Gender:

Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance: Patient had to be admitted to ICU and was only discharged..

Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance: Patient had to be admitted to ICU and was only discharged from hospital after 4 weeks



David Sun
The New Paper
Jan 11, 2015


As an ambulance driver, his job is to get patients to the hospital as quickly as he can so that they can receive medical attention.

And last month, Mr Tommy Chong had possibly the most frustrating drive of his career when an inconsiderate driver not only refused to give way to his ambulance, but repeatedly braked for no reason, forcing him to do the same.

"First I high-beamed the driver, then used the sirens, then the horn, but he just refused to give way," said Mr Chong, 23.

"He even jam braked three times; it was clearly intentional."

The New Paper reported the incident on Dec 11 last year, with the video of the incident going viral after it was posted on TNP's Facebook page.

The video attracted more than 135,000 views. After the frustration, Mr Chong said he was happy to know that the driver of the Hyundai Matrix that refused to give way to him was being dealt with.

Traffic police told TNP that they have concluded their investigations into the matter, and said action will be taken against the driver.

TNP understands that the driver will receive demerit points and a fine. Speaking to TNP last week, Mr Chong, who works for Singapore Emergency Ambulance Services (Seas), talked about his frustrations that day.

He said that after using the sirens and the horn, he tried to accelerate to get past the road hog.

"When I tried to overtake him from the left, he sped up to prevent me from doing so," he said.

In the end, Mr Chong had to go back behind the car and use the loudhailer. "I was left with no choice," he said.

"The driver's windows were open, so I used the loudhailer and read out the driver's licence plate number three times, asking him to move."

DAMAGE

The driver finally gave way after that, but the damage was done.

By the time they got to the hospital, the patient, Madam Whey, 45, had to be warded in the Intensive Care Unit.

Mr Chong said:

"I was so frustrated. What if the patient had died?"

Thankfully, Madam Whey, who was in the hospital for four weeks, was discharged last Wednesday.

Mr Chong, who has been an ambulance driver for more than a year, said that while most people give way, there are those who refuse to do so.

"I've had about four incidents of drivers blocking me since I started," he said.

A spokesman for Seas said there have been incidents of patients dying because of inconsiderate drivers.

Mr Chong, who is also a trained paramedic, said it gets frustrating, as the ambulance drivers know what is happening behind them, but are unable to do much when blocked.

"You know that it's critical and you want to get the patient to the hospital," he said. "But you can't, because some drivers either have no knowledge of what's going on or just don't care."

Madam Whey's son, Mr Nicholas Whey, 21, a student, is thankful to Seas and believes his mother is still alive because of them. "Their professional assistance made a big difference," he said.

"It saved her life."

When told that the road hog is being dealt with and is expected to get demerit points and a fine, Mr Whey said he hopes such drivers will get harsher penalties to deter similar behaviour.

"It's a life that was at stake, a fine is not enough. There should be a jail term," he said. Mr Chong said:

"I think just a fine and demerit points do not deter them."

He also appealed to motorists to be more considerate on the road, especially when it comes to emergency vehicles that need to get past.

He said:

"Please, just give way. Others are paying with their lives."

Patients die due to selfish drivers

A spokesman for Seas recalled two incidents where patients died because of inconsiderate drivers in mid-2013.

In the first, which happened in Woodlands, a 42-year-old woman who had a weak pulse called for an ambulance.

"When she was taken to the ambulance, our driver could not move out as a car had parked right in front of it and its driver was gone," said the spokesman.

"The ambulance driver called back frustrated because there was nothing she could do as (the woman) lay dying behind her.

She collapsed, and we administered the defibrillator twice, but we couldn't save her."

In the other incident which happened at a running event, a 32-year-old man died after the ambulance was blocked on all sides by parked cars.

The spokesman said:

"We were already on standby at the event. When the runner suffered cardiac arrest, we quickly attended to him.

"But when we took him back to the ambulance, we couldn't get him inside because cars were parked on all sides."

The man died despite the paramedics' attempts to save him.

Source: http://singaporeseen.stomp.com.sg/si...to-icu-and-was

__________________
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth". - 1 John 3:18
*StarDust* is offline   Add to *StarDust*'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 14th January 2015, 08:35 PM   #11 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
christmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant future

 
christmas_'s Avatar
 
Posts: 80,385
Join Date: Nov 2008
Likes: 924
Liked 523 Times in 453 Posts
Gender:

Re: Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance

The Law should get tough on these people

Prosecute them and ban them from driving for life

__________________


christmas_ is offline   Add to christmas_'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2015, 02:30 AM   #12 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
Adelinnne will become famous soon enough

 
Posts: 1,772
Join Date: Mar 2012
Likes: 33
Liked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Gender:

Re: Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance

Originally Posted by christmas_ View Post
The Law should get tough on these people

Prosecute them and ban them from driving for life
they should have learnt such things in the driving school..blocking ambulance is not about just money,they are also saving peoples' lives who is in danger..the victim might suffer if the ambulance did not manage to reach in time

Adelinnne is offline   Add to Adelinnne's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2015, 08:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
christmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant future

 
christmas_'s Avatar
 
Posts: 80,385
Join Date: Nov 2008
Likes: 924
Liked 523 Times in 453 Posts
Gender:

Re: Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance

Originally Posted by Adelinnne View Post
they should have learnt such things in the driving school..blocking ambulance is not about just money,they are also saving peoples' lives who is in danger..the victim might suffer if the ambulance did not manage to reach in time
If I am not wrong, it is not taught in driving schools...

However this should be common sense isn't it ?

Thats why, should ban such people from driving for life.

__________________


christmas_ is offline   Add to christmas_'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2015, 09:06 PM   #14 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
BadBrains is on a distinguished road

 
Posts: 1,752
Join Date: Aug 2009
Likes: 26
Liked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Gender:

Re: Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance

Originally Posted by christmas_ View Post
If I am not wrong, it is not taught in driving schools...

However this should be common sense isn't it ?

Thats why, should ban such people from driving for life.
driving school always teach that we should give way to emergency vehicles by moving to the center lane or the left lane

BadBrains is offline   Add to BadBrains's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 15th January 2015, 09:38 PM   #15 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
christmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant future

 
christmas_'s Avatar
 
Posts: 80,385
Join Date: Nov 2008
Likes: 924
Liked 523 Times in 453 Posts
Gender:

Re: Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance

Originally Posted by BadBrains View Post
driving school always teach that we should give way to emergency vehicles by moving to the center lane or the left lane
So I guess some people failed the theory instead

__________________


christmas_ is offline   Add to christmas_'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 16th January 2015, 05:58 PM   #16 (permalink)
Cool SGClubber
timmyc is on a distinguished road

 
Posts: 115
Join Date: Nov 2014
Likes: 2
Liked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Gender:

Re: Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance

Pretty sure even if it isn't taught typical common sense easier then driving a vehicle would suffice to tell themselves to give way I agree that harsher penalties should be implemented such as debar them from driving for a period of time

timmyc is offline   Add to timmyc's Reputation Reply With Quote
Old 16th January 2015, 08:02 PM   #17 (permalink)
Experienced SGClubber
christmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant futurechristmas_ has a brilliant future

 
christmas_'s Avatar
 
Posts: 80,385
Join Date: Nov 2008
Likes: 924
Liked 523 Times in 453 Posts
Gender:

Re: Inconsiderate driver blocking ambulance

Originally Posted by timmyc View Post
Pretty sure even if it isn't taught typical common sense easier then driving a vehicle would suffice to tell themselves to give way I agree that harsher penalties should be implemented such as debar them from driving for a period of time
I think should use ban from driving for life as a strong deterrence !

__________________


christmas_ is offline   Add to christmas_'s Reputation Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Woman with guide dog injured after taxi driver refuses to ferry them *StarDust* International & Singapore News 8 9th November 2014 03:58 PM
Woman refuses to give refund for fake Samsung Note 2 she sold online ms.siqi Shopping Lovers 15 8th January 2014 05:39 PM
SMRT taxi driver of SHF425G refuses to return phone unless woman gives him $50 *StarDust* Automobile Forum 7 19th September 2013 12:35 PM
Bus driver confronts elderly woman but refuses to apologise when proven wrong *StarDust* SGClub Cafe 4 6th October 2012 09:03 PM
AMBULANCE DRIVER ACCUSED OF CAUSING HURT TO 2 PATIENTS *StarDust* International & Singapore News 0 25th July 2011 07:40 AM

» Sponsors
Watch Free Movies Online
Celebrity Gossip
Food Delivery

» Facebook Fans
» What's Going On?
Title, Username, & Date
Increased GST needed to support rising expenditures
Inspirational Songs
Aoki Hagane no Arpeggio: Ars Nova
Post anything random on this thread.
Windows 10 - Modern Setup Host Has Stopped - Help Needed
More than 75 per cent of Singaporeans support Hong Kong protests: Survey
Stamford Catering's food hygiene grade cut to 'C' after 52 people fall ill
Several Myanmar nationals arrested for supporting armed violence, will be deported: MHA
Ler Teck Siang allegedly advertised drug injection services on Grindr with profile name...
2 batches of Crottin De Pays goat cheese recalled: Singapore Food Agency
A2 App Performance microSD Review
Singapore bans bottled water from Malaysia's Malee Mineral Water after bacteria found
Your Bones Are Getting Weaker, Here's How to Keep Them Healthy
Police warn of fake police officer who tries to get ATM card details through video call...
HSA warns against using 4 skin creams for diaper rash, eczema after baby hospitalised
5 things you should know about food poisoning
How to Answer The 64 Toughest Interview Questions
Completed Reservist Cycle and Get A Damn Watch
eoqrbjcz
is $40 expensive for hair and makeup by a professional at my place?
Featured Photos
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by marisoljames322
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by pdsubbu
· · ·
Member Galleries
20359 photos
13619 comments
by Vikas Dhar
· · ·
Photography
35 photos
36 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaudreygan
· · ·
Girl Photos
4352 photos
26050 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by a8paris
· · ·
Guy Photos
1581 photos
946 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4352 photos
26050 comments
by aaricia
· · ·
Girl Photos
4352 photos
26050 comments

 

All times are GMT +8. The time now is 05:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright© 2004-2013 SGClub.com. All rights reserved.