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PostSubject: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:26 am

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/1070426/1/.html

Do be careful. Not even safe in cars. It could be worse on a golf course. More trees, more luck.

Kinda sad to see such news. At least npark inspecting the trees. Wonder if our golf courses' management would do inspection.

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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:28 am

thats why its important to aim for the fairway....
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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:44 am

ya man.. damn sad..

i wonder if the car was moving or stagnant.. if it's moving, wa piang...
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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:40 am

Somebody told me that the IN-song for this and next couple of months among many certain groups eg. the ones who look after water, the one who look after marina barrack, the one who look after trees, the one who did the constuction, cleaning etc etc is

IT WASN'T ME (by shaggy)
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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:36 am

Saw the picture in paper, the picture paint a thousand words on the pain and sorrow. Very sad indeed. My personal condolences to the family going through this.

1st there was flood, then there is more flood, now you have death. I don't know what else can be shown to PUB on importance their role to up keep public maintenance. I just pray and hope that the pain and sorrow is not in vain.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:52 am

I thought someone banging his driver and hit trees.. that is sad.

But the real news is even sadder...
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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:59 am

My Dad had a similar experience in KL. He was driving out of the golf course in the evening when there was very heavy rain. One of the trees uprooted and collapsed over his car. The entire tree covered his car and he was stuck there for some time.

To give you some perspective, when the rain had subsided, the authorities only realized that there was a car under the tree because he had honked over and over again. They simply could not see his car. And, he was driving a volvo which was a pretty big car too!

Anyway, the car was a complete wreck but he was uninjured. The extent of the damage was immense. BUT, that's volvo for you. Incredibly safe. The steel frame protected him from the weight of the tree. It took the brunt of the force.

Dad still plays golf these days but will always remind me that when it rains, get the heck inside.

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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:46 am

Passed by the place and saw the car after they have removed the tree. It was a total wreck. Nowadays if driving by Thomson road must look out for traffic in front of you and the trees above you....Multi tasking
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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:49 pm

My condolences to the family. Sad to see the news last night about this.
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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:59 pm

*sigh... damn sad. What's wrong?? So many deaths or unfortunate incidents these past few weeks...

My condolences.

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PostSubject: Re: Driver killed by uprooted tree   Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:47 pm

idrahus wrote:
Passed by the place and saw the car after they have removed the tree. It was a total wreck. Nowadays if driving by Thomson road must look out for traffic in front of you and the trees above you....Multi tasking

other than those mentioned above. also need to look out for TP on the overhead bridge clocking your speed..
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