Singapore-registered BMW crashes into motorcycle in Johor; both burst into flames

A Singapore-registered BMW and Johor motorcycle caught fire at Jalan Tebrau in Johor on Wednesday (May 24) morning.
A Singapore-registered BMW and Johor motorcycle caught fire at Jalan Tebrau in Johor on Wednesday (May 24) morning.PHOTO: FACEBOOK/KEVIN CHIA
The aftermath of the accident involving a Singapore-registered BMW and Johor motorcycle.
The aftermath of the accident involving a Singapore-registered BMW and Johor motorcycle.PHOTO: KEVIN CHIA

SINGAPORE - A man drove his Singapore-registered BMW into a motorcycle in Johor early on Wednesday (May 24) morning, dragging it along for a few hundred metres before both vehicles caught fire.

The incident hapened at 4.25am at Jalan Tebrau road in Johor near a Caltex petrol station, and involved a Singapore-registered BMW 740 and Johor motorcycle, reported Shin Min Daily News on Thursday (May 25).

The Straits Times understands that neither the car driver nor motorcyclist sustained serious injuries.

Taxi driver Kevin Chia, 35, who witnessed the accident, told Shin Min Daily News he was driving when he saw the BMW speed past him from behind.

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"When he came speeding from the right, the car tyres had already caught fire. It drove for about 300m before stopping at the side of the road, in flames."

Mr Chia said that when he began to get out of his car to offer help, there were already four or five people pulling the BMW driver out of his car.

"These people then started to beat him up. Some even used wooden sticks to hit him. This went on for about five minutes, and it was rather chaotic."

The car driver seemed drunk and was not speaking very clearly, Mr Chia said.

The cabby later contacted the fire brigade, who soon arrived at the scene and put out the fire.

ST has reached out to the Malaysian police for comments.