The motorcyclist who lost his leg in an accident on the PIE yesterday evening is no longer in critical condition, but doctors at NUH were unable to re-attach his leg.
24-year-old technician Muhammad Farhan Yusof's leg was severed above the knee after his limb had become sandwiched between a bus and his bike.
The accident had caused a massive jam on the PIE yesterday evening, as the man could not be moved before an ambulance arrived to move him to NUH for treatment.
Despite the heavy traffic, eight good Samaritans stepped forward to save the injured biker. The men staunched the bleeding by using a belt as a tourniquet, and kept the victim conscious until the paramedics arrived. The severed leg was placed in a yellow plastic bag.
The men included several off-duty personnel from SCDF, as well as some others who were medically trained.
STOMPer Decaf wrote:
"Thumbs up to the men who stepped forward without hesitation to help the injured biker.
"He may have lost his leg, but at least he's alive, and this may be due to the actions of the good Samaritans who helped stem the bleeding."