Motorcyclist rides against traffic and crashes at Sims Avenue junction

A man was pinned under a car after an accident involving a motorcycle and two cars at Sims Avenue on Sept 8, 2016.
A man was pinned under a car after an accident involving a motorcycle and two cars at Sims Avenue on Sept 8, 2016.PHOTO: STOMP
The scene at Sims Avenue after an accident involving a motorcycle and two cars on Sept 8, 2016.
The scene at Sims Avenue after an accident involving a motorcycle and two cars on Sept 8, 2016.PHOTO: STOMP

SINGAPORE - A motorcyclist and a pillion rider were injured in an accident at Sims Avenue after the motorcycle they were on crashed at a traffic junction.

The Straits Times understands that the motorcyclist was earlier seen riding against traffic flow along Geylang Road on Thursday (Sept 8) morning, with a Traffic Police officer on his heels.

A video showing the chase was posted on Stomp and social media, and was widely circulated.

Photos of an accident at Sims Avenue on Thursday also emerged.

A man, said to be the same motorcyclist, was pinned under a white car at a traffic junction.

Police received a call about the accident at 8.02am on Thursday. The crash involved two cars and a motorcycle.

Another video from an in-car camera showed the motorcycle apparently beating a red light and racing across a junction.

It ran into the path of a silver car that was going straight.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that two men in their 20s were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

SCDF added that the motorcyclist trapped under the car had been freed by police officers before its team had arrived.

Both were conscious, but the hospital was alerted to be ready to receive the victims.

It is understood that the rider did not have a valid riding licence, and may have panicked after the traffic police officer tried to stop him for a traffic violation.

Investigations are ongoing, police said.