LADY FELL & INJURED AFTER SMRT DOOR CLOSE WITHOUT WARNING, HAD TO OWNSELF PAY FOR AMBULANCE FEES

SMRT train door closes without warning, causing woman to fall, injuring her leg According to one John Ong who posted on SMRT’s Facebook page, he and his wife were boarding the train at Jurong East last Saturday when the train door slammed shut suddenly without any warning, causing her to lose balance, and falling on to the train floor.

To add insult to injury, John said they had to pay for the charges for the ambulance to send his wife to the hospital as she had difficulty walking after sustaining a twisted ankle and knee injury. Since the new signalling system was installed, SMRT had been broadcasting warning to commuters not to rush into the train as the doors will close automatically.

What baffles many is why SMRT has done away with the old countdown beeping system to warn commuters that the train doors are closing. Isn’t that a basic fundamental safety requirement? Or is SMRT too cheap to install one?

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