Collision on PIE flings motorcyclist across 2 lanes at high speed

A dramatic dashboard video of a motorcycle being flung at high speed across two lanes of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) after colliding with a car has shocked users online.
A dramatic dashboard video of a motorcycle being flung at high speed across two lanes of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) after colliding with a car has shocked users online.PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - A dramatic dashboard video of a motorcycle being flung at high speed across two lanes of the Pan-Island Expressway (PIE) after colliding with a car has shocked users online.

The incident, which involved two cars, a taxi and three motorcycles, happened on Thursday (Nov 24) morning at the Jalan Bahar flyover along the PIE towards Tuas.

The footage, taken from a car on the extreme left lane, showed a motorbike on the extreme right lane being flung violently on its side after a collision. The impact of the collision sent the motorbike and its rider careening at high speed across two lanes of the expressway.

It is unclear how the initial collision happened as it was not clearly visible in the video.

The motorbike flipped a few times before it crashed into a red car on the extreme left lane. The rider was thrown off the motorbike and laid sprawled onto the middle of the road. An oncoming motorcycle, unable to avoid the rider on the road, then collided into the rider. The impact caused the second motorcycle to flip on its side and its rider also ended up on the road.

While the second rider got up immediately and brought his motorbike upright, the first rider continued to lie on the ground. The red car was seen stopping at the end of the video.

The video, uploaded by Mr Lim Yun Kiong, was featured on road safety community Facebook page Roads.sg. As of 2pm on Thursday, the video was viewed more than 61,000 times and had more than 1,000 shares.

Even though the cause of the collision is unclear in the footage, some users commented that the cars which sent the motorbike crashing was at fault for switching lanes without checking.

A user, Solomon Suikin Sundram, wrote: "It would help if drivers stayed within their lanes. Why do they have to keep shifting left and right for? Every time they brake, they swerve left/right, which driving school taught you this? Signal and CHECK before switching lanes."

Other users pointed out that the motorbike was travelling at a high speed.

Roads.sg wrote in the post that both riders suffered "minor injuries".

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) dispatched an ambulance at 7.14am. Three motorcyclists aged between 25 and 36 were sent conscious to Ng Teng Fong Hospital, police said. Investigations are ongoing.