Cyclist who beat red light escapes serious injury after he collides with car

The cyclist was seen beating the red light at a pedestrian crossing when a car collided with him.
The cyclist was seen beating the red light at a pedestrian crossing when a car collided with him. PHOTOS: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK VIDEO

SINGAPORE - A cyclist escaped serious injury after he collided with a car at a traffic junction in Hougang on Wednesday (June 22) night.

Dashcam footage of the accident was uploaded by road community group Beh Chia Lor on its Facebook page on the same night, which showed the cyclist beating the red light at the pedestrian crossing.

A black car in the right lane could not stop in time and collided with him.

The impact flung the cyclist off his bicycle and he was seen lying face-down and motionless on the ground.

The video has since been viewed more than 150,000 times and attracted nearly 400 comments, with many blaming the cyclist for causing the accident.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force said it was alerted to the accident at the junction of Hougang Avenue 7 and Tampines Road at around 9.25pm, and dispatched an ambulance to the scene.

The cyclist, who suffered minor injuries, did not want to be taken to hospital, said an SCDF spokesman.

In response to queries, the police said the case is under investigation.