A huge tree branch fell on a car in Geylang Lorong 17, trapping three people briefly at around 6pm on Saturday (27 Jan).
The 3 passengers, a 62-year-old engineer, a lady in her 50s, and her 29-year old daughter, were traveling home when the incident occurred.
The falling tree branch caused the roof of the car to dent in, and the front and back windscreens to shatter, causing shards of glass scattering over the seats.
The 3 passengers were trapped briefly for around 10 minutes, but were evicted safely through the driver’s seat window with the help of 6 passers-by who rushed to help upon witnessing the scene.
Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
However, the car, a silver Hyundai Elantra, suffered a significant dent on its roof, and its front and back windscreens also shattered.
The recent spate of flash floods and downpours are likely to have contributed to trees falling, and generally more dangerous road conditions. Singaporeans are advised to be wary of their surroundings and avoid staying under large trees for extended times.