Police, LTA investigating after enforcement officer on motorcycle filmed crashing into back of car

A motorcycle-riding enforcement officer from LTA crashes into the back of a car in Tampines on June 20, 2016.
A motorcycle-riding enforcement officer from LTA crashes into the back of a car in Tampines on June 20, 2016. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM FACEBOOK/SG SWIFTER

SINGAPORE - The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is investigating an incident which saw one of its motorcycle-riding enforcement officers crash into the back of a car in Tampines on Monday (June 20) morning.

A video of the incident, which was captured on a vehicle's dashboard camera, was uploaded onto the Facebook page of SG Swifter on Monday night.

It showed the officer following closely behind a car near a bus stop along Tampines Avenue 9 at around 7.15am.

He was not able to react in time when the car came to a stop, and was flung off his bike when it ploughed into the back of the car.

The speedometer on the video indicated that the vehicles were travelling at a speed of around 40kmh.

The video has since chalked up nearly 230,000 views and attracted over 300 comments.

While a number of netizens saw the funny side of the incident and had sympathy for the officer, others criticised him for tailgating.

Responding to media queries, the LTA said it is aware of the incident and was currently investigating the case.

The Straits Times understands that the officer was not injured.

When contacted, a police spokesman said a police report was lodged over the incident, and that investigations were ongoing.