Motorcyclist flung off bike as he collides with car at Tampines traffic junction

Passers-by gathered to help after the 21-year-old was flung off his bike in Tampines on Saturday morning.
Passers-by gathered to help after the 21-year-old was flung off his bike in Tampines on Saturday morning.PHOTOS: ALFI KHAIR

SINGAPORE - A car collided with a motorcycle in Tampines on Saturday (June 3), sending the motorcyclist flying, and the accident was captured in a dashcam video that has gone viral.

Passers-by quickly gathered to help after the young motorcyclist was thrown off his bike and sent somersaulting across the asphalt at the junction of Tampines Avenue 2 and Tampines Street 31 on Saturday morning.

The biker's brother-in-law, Mr Achmad Sobirin, told The Straits Times on Monday (June 5) that the 21-year-old was bruised and had a knee injury, but is quite traumatised and has been suffering from nightmares.

The biker, full-time national serviceman Alfi Khair, told ST that he was going straight towards Tampines Avenue 1 with the traffic lights green in his favour.

"As I approached, I noticed a car was turning out towards Simei so I sounded my horn to alert him that I'm approaching but he decided to continue," he said.

He said a doctor told him he suspects a ligament in his knee has been torn, as well as one in his left thumb. Mr Alfi is going for a check-up on Wednesday.

He said the driver parked his vehicle and went to him to ask if he was OK, as did other passers-by. He was later taken to hospital by paramedics.

"It could have been worse," Mr Alfi said. "I haven't been riding (since), as my bike is quite badly damaged. For the time being, I'm not riding."

The police told ST that they were alerted to the accident involving a car and a motorcycle at the said location at 7.26am on Saturday.

The motorcyclist was taken conscious to Changi General Hospital.