Car rams into motorcyclist, causes chain collision along Jurong Town Hall Road

The aftermath of the accident.
The aftermath of the accident. PHOTO: BERNARD HO
A Traffic Police officer searching the white Honda MPV.
A Traffic Police officer searching the white Honda MPV. PHOTO: BERNARD HO
Singapore Civil Defence Force personnel examining the white Honda MPV.
Singapore Civil Defence Force personnel examining the white Honda MPV. PHOTO: BERNARD HO
The motorcyclist sent flying after a white Honda MPV rammed his bike.
The motorcyclist sent flying after a white Honda MPV rammed his bike. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE
The white Honda MPV crashing through the road divider railing.
The white Honda MPV crashing through the road divider railing. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM YOUTUBE

SINGAPORE - A 29-year-old man was taken to hospital after a car rammed into the back of his motorcycle along Jurong Town Hall Road last Friday (July 31).

Footage captured on camera, which was uploaded by the man's brother-in-law Bernard Ho to YouTube on Tuesday, indicated that the accident occurred at 4.36pm.

The dramatic incident also sparked off a chain collision involving three other vehicles, which resulted in the car - a white Honda multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) - veering out of control and crashing straight through the road divider railing.

It ended up on the opposite side of the road, with parts of the car strewn in its wake.

The motorcyclist had initially been sent flying by the impact and landed on his back. He then scrambled to his feet and staggered awkwardly for a short distance before sitting on the curb.

Mr Ho told The Straits Times that his brother-in-law suffered back injuries and has been kept under observation at the National University Hospital for the past five days. He is expected to be discharged today. 

The 32-year-old engineer, who arrived about 20 minutes after the accident, said he was informed by eyewitnesses that the white Honda driver - an Indian man - had fled the scene on foot. 

"The other drivers involved in the accident said they attempted to stop him, but as it was raining, they thought he was just trying to seek shelter at the nearby building," said Mr Ho.

"What he did was reckless and the sooner he is found, the better," he added.

When contacted, the police confirmed the accident and said that investigations are ongoing.

Watch the incident unfold from two other points of view below. All videos were taken from the onboard cameras of one of the vehicles involved in the accident. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hCFDCDkMWw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdZbXMHjKIc