S’pore motorcyclist rouses van driver who fell asleep at the wheel, becomes the road hero we all need

'He's good, I'm good, we're all good!'

Jeanette Tan | January 27, 2017 @ 11:51 am

2016 was a long and tough year for most of us.

And November 22 must have been a particularly long and tough day for some motorists, as a Singapore motorcyclist discovered.

Haiqel Adanan, who has a channel on YouTube with road safety videos and guides for motorcyclists, put up a clip of an experience recorded on his helmet camera that day.

He was queuing up to make a right-turn at a junction when he wondered why there was a hold-up, despite the green turning signal having come on.

Exemplarily, he didn’t horn in anger or annoyance — instead, he weaved forward to investigate the matter:

Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan

:O

Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan

Here’s where we really hope he didn’t pass out or something worse:

Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan

Phew! He’s awake, and alive, and well (albeit a bit groggy):

Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan

Here’s a quick glance back at his bike, where he hopped off to check on the van driver:

Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan

And he turned back a final time to check and ensure everything was ok:

Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan

His video was accompanied by running text commentary, with one of the last screens showing:

Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan
Screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan

Indeed, if we all showed a little kindness, helpfulness and consideration on the road, we’ll all be good.

Watch the video, which was re-uploaded by a page called Must See Singapura News directly to Facebook, here:

 

Top screenshot from video by Haiqel Adanan.

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About Jeanette Tan

Jeanette takes pride in her ability to sing the complete lyrics to Hakuna Matata and a host of other Disney songs. She holds out hope to someday be talent-spotted to do voice-overs for documentaries, lifts and automated telephone answering systems.

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