Caught on dash cam: Van crashes into motorcycle, car after apparently running red light at Marina Boulevard

The aftermath of an accident involving a van, a motorcycle and a white sports car at the junction of Marina Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue.
The aftermath of an accident involving a van, a motorcycle and a white sports car at the junction of Marina Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue. PHOTO COURTESY OF MR FAHIL
Tipper truck driver Mr Fahil stopped to help after a van crashed into a motorcycle and a white sports car at the junction of Marina Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue.
Tipper truck driver Mr Fahil stopped to help after a van crashed into a motorcycle and a white sports car at the junction of Marina Boulevard and Bayfront Avenue.PHOTO COURTESY OF MR FAHIL

SINGAPORE - A dramatic video capturing an accident involving a van, a motorcycle and a white sports car on Marina Boulevard has gone viral after being uploaded online.

The accident, which happened on Tuesday at around 11.40am, was recorded by the dashboard camera of tipper truck driver Mr Fahil.

Mr Fahil, who only wanted to be known by one name, told The Straits Times that the impact was so great the motorcyclist's helmet flew off.

The rider landed in the middle of the road, said Mr Fahil.

The 26-year-old tipper truck driver said he was on his way to his work site when he witnessed the accident. The video that he took was uploaded on the Facebook page of his brother, Shahil.

In the video, the grey van speeds from Bayfront Avenue on the left into the junction just as the traffic on Marina Boulevard is moving off on the green light. The van collides with the motorcycle and the sports car, narrowly missing another motorcycle.

The sports car, said to be a McLaren MP4-12C, crashed into a traffic light at the junction as a result of the impact.

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Mr Fahil said he stopped his truck in the junction to protect the prone rider from oncoming traffic.

Some Certis Cisco officers who were passing by stopped to help direct traffic. Other passers-by, including two tourists and foreign workers from a nearby construction site also came to help, he added.

Both the drivers of the van and the sports car had minor injuries, said Mr Fahil.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) said that two ambulances were dispatched to the scene. Police said a 33-year-old male motorcyclist was taken conscious to the Singapore General Hospital, and a 44-year-old van driver was taken to Raffles Hospital.

The video of the accident, which was uploaded on Facebook page of road safety interest group Beh Chia Lor, has got almost 100,000 views since it was posted on Wednesday afternoon.

The Straits Times understands that the motorcyclist is in a stable condition.