Tuesday, 15 May 2018, Kuching: It was a case of a knight in the shining armour when the Emergency Response Team (ERT) from Julau Section came to the rescue for a lady driver whose car tyre went punctured.
The incident happened at about 3pm on May 11 when Aidiana Aidan Wing was on her way back from Mukah to Kuching after she and her family had cast their votes in the just concluded general election.
“We were heading back to Kuching from Mukah and somewhere along the federal trunk road which is currently being upgraded to Pan Borneo Highway, after Selangau-Julau, the front tyre went punctured.
“There was a stretch of longhouse nearby but the elderly were not able to assist us due to their lack of knowledge in handling the matter and that is understood.
“Then, a group of your team personnel in a 4WD vehicle bearing QAJ193 plate number happened to pass by and helped us to change the tyre.
“There were four of them and they were very efficient indeed with good etiquette and good spoken English as well.
“Could not get hold of their names though as we were really exhausted and it was drizzling too at that time.
“They assisted us and declined to accept any token and made a turn just to make sure that we managed to drive off safely. Thanks once again,” Diana messaged Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak Facebook page as she related the details of the incident.
Julau Section is under WPC07 (Bintangor Junction-Julau Junction and Sibu Airport-Sungai Kua Bridge).
This was not the first case where the ERT came to the rescue for the road users.
On June 14 last year, a netizen going by the name Francis Ngu Hown Hua posted on Facebook praising the team at WPC08 (Sungai Kua Bridge-Sungai Arip Bridge) for lending a helping hand in a road accident.
Francis had written that the project team at site came to the rescue uninvited to help manage the heavy traffic while the ERT helped both the victims to get out from their wrecked vehicles.
“The trained safety team also applied first aid to the male driver who sustained leg injuries.
“This swift action from the Pan Borneo workers has attracted our followers (on Facebook) and the story ought to be shared as a sign of appreciation for these unsung heroes.
“We always hear stories how people thank the police, the firemen or the teachers, but this is the first story of how we thank the Pan Borneo,” Francis Ngu Hown Hua wrote on his Facebook page which has more than 43,000 followers.