Brother of motorcyclist who crashed into braking car appeals for witnesses

A screengrab from video footage of the motorcyclist crashing into the car in front of him.
A screengrab from video footage of the motorcyclist crashing into the car in front of him. PHOTO: FACEBOOK/SYAHDIRWAN JUMARI

SINGAPORE - The brother of a motorcyclist who crashed into a car after it braked suddenly has pleaded for eyewitnesses to come forward with information.

Mr Syahdirwan Jumari's message, accompanied by a 47-second clip of the incident, has nearly 3,500 shares on Facebook since it was posted on July 12.

"Please pass this msg around!!" he wrote.

"My brother and his wife met with an accident a few days back, a cut-short video has been circulating around. This is the full video of the incident. Toyota driver is still unknown."

The incident allegedly took place last week, in what appeared to be an underground tunnel along the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE).

Footage from another vehicle's dashboard camera showed the car's driver jamming the brakes suddently, causing the motorcycle tailing it to crash into its left rear end.

Both the motorcyclist, Mr Muhd Siddiq, and his wife Madam Siti Zafirah,  were flung off, with the bike skidding a short distance in a dramatic shower of sparks.

The car did not stop but drove off. 

Mr Siddiq, 26, sprained his left wrist while Madam Siti, 25, had mutiple abrasions on her hand and legs, The New Paper (TNP) reported on Thursday (July 16). 

He told TNP that he has since recovered but his wife has to get her wounds dressed every alternate day and is only expected to full recover after Hari Raya Aidilfitri.