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Pillion driver somersaults during crash in Singapore

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by July 27, 2017 General
  • This is the shocking moment a motorcycle pillion passenger was flung in the air
  • Footage shows the devastating moment a bike smashes into the back of a car
  • The 24-year-old motorcyclist landed on his feet after hitting the rear of the car
  • He and the pillion rider were taken to hospital where they are being treated 

Simon Holmes For Mailonline

This is the shocking moment a motorcycle pillion passenger was flung high into the air when the bike he was travelling on smashed into a stationary car on a motorway.

Video footage shows the devastating moment of impact when the bike’s passenger is thrown over the car before making a sickening landing on the motorway surface.

The horrifying crash happened on the Seletar Expressway in Singapore.

The pillion passenger goes flying after the collision 

The pillion passenger goes flying after the collision 

The motorcyclist cannot be seen behind the vehicle but pillion rider starts his ascent 

The motorcyclist cannot be seen behind the vehicle but pillion rider starts his ascent 

Footage shows the motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic and the overtaking as it tries to get past another slower moving car.

But as the rider switches lanes he fails to spot the stationary car in the outside lane. It is believed the car had broken down.

The rider smashes into the rear of the car as his passenger is sent flying over the roof before landing at least 20 metres (65 feet) further along the motorway.

Emergency services were called and police attended the scene.

The 24-year-old motorcyclist and the 21-year-old pillion rider were taken to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. Both had leg injuries and are believed to still be under hospital care.

Motorist Manster Wirman captured the entire incident on his dash cam. After the video was uploaded online it was quickly shared thousands of times.

Footage shows the motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic and the overtaking as it tries to get past another slower moving car

Footage shows the motorcycle weaving in and out of traffic and the overtaking as it tries to get past another slower moving car

The aftermath of the crash, remarkably the pillion driver manages to sit up after the spectacular fall 

The aftermath of the crash, remarkably the pillion driver manages to sit up after the spectacular fall 

Social media users were quick to pass their judgment.

‘Said Achmad’ commented: ‘I think the motorcyclist probably thought that the car was moving. Maybe they didn’t realise that the car had broken down until it was too late.’

A police spokesman said: ‘On July 24, 2017, the police were alerted to an accident involving a car and a motorcycle along SLE towards BKE before Lentor Avenue Exit.

‘The 24-year-old male motorcyclist and his 21-year-old male pillion rider were unconscious when conveyed to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital.

‘Police investigations are ongoing.’ 

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