Motorcyclist loses control after canvas from lorry flies into him in heavy rain

A large canvas detaches from the back of a lorry and flies right into a motorcyclist. This was the scene captured by a video sent to citizen journalism website Stomp on Thursday. -- SCREENGRAB: STOMP
A large canvas detaches from the back of a lorry and flies right into a motorcyclist. This was the scene captured by a video sent to citizen journalism website Stomp on Thursday. -- SCREENGRAB: STOMP

SINGAPORE - In a heavy downpour, a large canvas detaches from the back of a lorry and flies right into a motorcyclist riding behind the vehicle, causing him to tumble on the road.

This was the scene captured by a video sent to citizen journalism website Stomp on Thursday.

In the video taken at 4.50pm on Wednesday on the Pan Island Expressway (PIE) at Bukit Batok Flyover, the motorcyclist and his motorcycle were seen sliding along the wet and slippery road for a few metres. The lorry drives off without stopping.

Stomp contributor Ramasamy, who took the footage with his car camera said: "The bike rider didn't suffer any serious injury, and escaped with only a few cuts and bruises.

"This accident could potentially have had been fatal, if the biker had not reduced his speed just seconds before being hit by the canvas."

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