08 Jan '12, 12am

Good Samaritan gets hit by falling tree and suffers spinal injuries after rushing to help injured driver

Good Samaritan gets hit by falling tree and suffers spinal injuries after rushing to help injured driver

Before Mr Lim Jingshun could get nearer to the car involved in the crash to offer help, the trunk of the tree hit by the car fell and pinned him down. -- ST PHOTO: NURIA LING By Carolyn Khew It was just like any other night on Dec 23 for Mr Lim Jingshun, 30. The education and technical specialist was in his room, surfing the Internet. Then, close to midnight, he heard the screech of tyres followed by a loud crash. He looked out the window of his living room and saw that a car had crashed into a tree opposite the road from his Teban Gardens Road block. He went down at once, dialling for the ambulance on the way. Mr Lim was trained as a medic when he was serving national service, and he hoped his skills would be of use in case there were injured people. When he arrived at the scene, however, he was unaware of the danger behind him - the tree which the car had rammed into. It...

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