A motorcyclist collided with a taxi at a road junction along Teck Whye Lane yesterday morning at 4.53am. His motorcycle later caught fire, setting the motorcyclist, who was still trapped on the machine, alight with flames.
Eye witness Mr Zhou, a self-employed 57 years-old living in the area, said that he was at a nearby coffee shop along Teck Whye Avenue yesterday when he witnessed the accident.
Mr Zhou said he did not know how the accident exactly took place, but it seemed like the taxi was making a right turn and collided with the motorcyclist, which was going straight.
Mr Zhou and a few other patrons at the coffee shop sprang into action to help. Some called the police and the civil defence, while others took fire extinguishers from the coffee shop to put out the flames. They lay the male motorcyclist on a nearby grasspatch and took 2 minutes to put out the flames.
Civil defence and police later arrived at the scene and transferred the injured taxi driver and motorcyclist to the National University Hospital. Investigations are ongoing.