In the early hours of Monday, January 8th, a motorcyclist faced a harrowing incident on Commonwealth Avenue West. The rider’s day took a drastic turn when a blue private bus rear-ended the motorcycle, propelling the individual violently into the car ahead.
The repercussions of this collision were not only visible but also caught on camera and shared on the SG Road Vigilante – SGRV Facebook page, providing a chilling account of the events that unfolded.
As captured by a rear-facing camera, the motorcyclist, accompanied by a dashcam vehicle, navigated the roads. Approaching the intersection with Clementi West Ave 6, the rider and the dashcam vehicle slowed down responsibly. However, the same cannot be said for the blue private bus behind them. In an attempt to switch lanes, the bus failed to do so promptly, resulting in a forceful rear-end collision with the motorcycle.
The collision was forceful enough to knock the rider off the bike, sending them crashing into the dashcam vehicle. The aftermath was chaotic, with the rear windshield cracked and debris, including what appeared to be a part of the rider’s helmet, scattered on the road. Handheld footage later revealed the fallen motorcycle, with the private bus and other vehicles coming to a stop.
Sent to Hospital
The gravity of the situation prompted a swift response from the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). On-site personnel immediately administered first aid to the injured motorcyclist. The severity of the impact was evident, with SCDF officers preparing a stretcher to convey the victim to the National University Hospital.
The SCDF received the accident alert at 7:15 am on Monday and promptly arrived at the scene. They conveyed the injured motorcyclist to the hospital, although details about the victim’s consciousness were not disclosed. The incident left onlookers and witnesses in shock, and MS News expressed their hopes for the victim’s smooth recovery.
According to 8world News, the police provided details about the individuals involved – a 46-year-old motorcyclist and a 72-year-old bus driver. The motorcyclist was transported to the hospital for injuries sustained in the collision, while the bus driver is assisting with investigations.