34-year-old car driver arrested for drink driving after accident sends motorcyclist flying

The motorcyclist was sent flying after a red car rammed into him at the junction of South Bridge Road and Pickering Street.
The motorcyclist was sent flying after a red car rammed into him at the junction of South Bridge Road and Pickering Street. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM RAZORTV

SINGAPORE - A 34-year-old man suspected of drink driving has been arrested after he rammed his car into a motorcyclist on Friday (Jan 29) afternoon.

The impact of the crash flung the rider from his bike and sent him flying in mid-air. Footage of the accident was uploaded by citizen journalism website Stomp.

A pedestrian was also involved in the accident, which took place at about 4.30pm at the junction of South Bridge Road and Pickering Street.

In response to queries from The Straits Times, a police spokesman said both the pedestrian and motorcyclist were conveyed conscious to Singapore General Hospital.

They are understood to have suffered minor injuries.

The video, captured on a car's dashboard camera, showed the traffic lights had turned green in the favour of the motorcyclist.

He had barely travelled half of the distance across the junction when a red car appeared suddenly to his left and crashed into him.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing his helmet, was flung over the car. Parts of his motorcycle were strewn all over the road.

He could be seen slowly crawling to his feet just as the minute-long clip ended.

The video was also posted on the Facebook page of road safety interest group Roads.sg on Saturday evening, garnering more than 200,000 views in just 18 hours.

 

In another accident involving drink driving along the Seletar Expressway (SLE) on Tuesday (Jan 26) morning, a 20-year-old man was arrested after initially fleeing the scene.

He had crashed his speeding car into the back of a lorry, with the impact flipping the lorry upside down.

The Straits Times understands both the lorry driver and his passenger sustained only minor injuries.