Singapore

High-speed chase on Sims Ave ends with crash

Motorcyclist collides with car at Sims Avenue while trying to escape police

A police officer hot on the heels of a motorcyclist and his pillion rider, going against the flow of traffic - it could have been a scene out of an action movie.

Except it was for real. And it happened on Thursday around 8am along a stretch of Sims Avenue.

The high-speed chase ended as dramatically as the chase itself, when the motorcycle collided with a car at the junction of Sims Avenue and Sims Way.

Video footage posted on the Facebook page of road safety community site Beh Chia Lor showed the pillion rider being thrown under the carriage of a white sport utility vehicle (SUV).

The video also showed the police officer getting off his bike and checking on the two men.

Chinese daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the chase started at Geylang Lorong 27 after the motorcyclist failed to heed the officer's request to stop.

A police spokesman told The New Paper that the officer had spotted one of the men wearing a helmet with a tinted visor.

The duo in their early 20s fled on their bike to Geylang Lorong 33, before realising that the officer was still hot on their heels.

COLLISION

The chase ended when the motorcycle hit the front of a silver car as it was going through the junction, and the rider and his pillion were thrown off.

The pillion rider, who was trapped under the bonnet of the white SUV, was manually released by the police.

The Singapore Civil Defence Force told TNP they received a call about the accident at 8.20am.

They sent one fire engine, one Red Rhino, two fire bikes, two ambulances and one support vehicle

The rider and his pillion were both drowsy but conscious when they were taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

The police told TNP that investigations had revealed that the rider of the motorcycle did not possess a valid driving licence at the time of the accident. TNP understands that both men are still in hospital.

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