Woman who raced into burning wreck in Tanjong Pagar returns to hospital

At left, a screengrab from the security footage of the accident in February, and an Instagram story from one of the survivors. Photos: E3N Security, Raybeohhhh/Instagram
At left, a screengrab from the security footage of the accident in February, and an Instagram story from one of the survivors. Photos: E3N Security, Raybeohhhh/Instagram

A woman who tried to save her boyfriend from a horrendous car wreck that killed five is back for another long stay in the hospital today.

Nine months after her heroics captured public attention, Raybe Oh Siew Huey announced last night that she will be hospitalized a month to undergo surgery for severe burns suffered trying to pull her fiance and four other male passengers from their burning vehicle at a Tanjong Pagar shophouse.

“Thank you guys for the kind msg. I’m back at the hospital again. Gonna stay for a month this time,” she wrote.

Oh, who suffered severe burns to 80% of her body, was warded in the intensive care unit after the accident and discharged in June. She did not specify the nature of the procedure she was going in for, but only about half of young people survive burn injuries that extensive.

Security footage from the morning of Feb. 13 showed Oh, 26, sprinting to the flaming BMW after it crashed into the building and caught fire. 

It’s believed that she was filming her five companions drive at a dangerously high speed as a stunt when they slammed the car into the building at over 200kph.

She was the only survivor and sustained terrible burns trying to extricate the others.

The driver was identified as Jonathan Long, 29, and the passengers were Eugene Yap, 29; Elvin Tan Yong Hao, 28; Wilson Teo Qi Xiang, 26; and Gary Wong Hong Chieh, 29.

Friends of Oh told reporters that she has been “very positive” and her fiance’s father said that Oh is still under rehabilitation, skin grafting and physical therapy. 

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