SBS TRANSIT STAFF AND COMMUTERS WORKED AS ONE TO HELP MAN WITH FITS

Dear A.S.S. Editor

I was impressed by SBS staff and commuters' quick response to a man who appeared to be having an epileptic fit on a train headed towards Little India. The incident happened on Oct 1 at around 9.30 am.

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A man who was sitting directly across me slipped off his seat and fell to the floor. He appeared to be having an epileptic fit. A young lady proceeded to press the emergency button and shared with the driver what had happened over the intercom. A foreign worker beside me was initially hesitant to help, but later assisted by applying pressure on the man's eyebrow dents to stop his epileptic fit.

Shortly after, the train came to a stop and a male SBS staff member with a walkie-talkie came to examine the man who was lying on the ground. The staff member and two other passengers then helped to carry the man out of the train.

I think the SBS staff member was trying to call for an ambulance. I was just really impressed with people's prompt response in assisting (the man). I would not know how to react if it was just me alone there.

Diana

A.S.S. Contributor

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