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Motorbike collides with jaywalker at Sims Avenue

Shot from a car's in-car camera, the clip shows a pedestrian walking among stalled traffic across the four-lane Sims Avenue.

As the man nears the side closer to Aljunied MRT station, he appears to make a dash for it.

A motorbike on the extreme left lane then suddenly strikes him.

The impact sends both men flying down the road. They land about three car lengths away.

Uploaded on Dec 23, the clip has so far garnered more than 146,000 views, 3,000 shares and 1,100 likes as of 10pm on Friday (Dec 25).

On Thursday (Dec 24), the biker, who identified himself as Richard Quek, posted on Singapore Reckless Drivers' Facebook page that he had not been speeding and that the "pedestrian dashed out from nowhere".

Accompanying the post was a photo of Mr Quek, with his face bloodied and bruised.

 
 

He wrote: "Due to the obstructed line of sight and his negligence, I have suffered multiple facial fractures, a toe fracture, blood clot in my brain/head, loss of two front teeth and impaired vision in my right eye due to nerve damage."

Police told The New Paper that the accident occurred after 5pm on Dec 14.

Police said the 24-year-old motorcyclist and the 23-year-old male pedestrian were both taken to Tan Tock Seng Hospital.

Mr Quek has been discharged from hospital. He thanked netizens who had wished him a speedy recovery.

He also advised road users to be cautious, especially in the vicinity of Sims Avenue "where people always seem to be jaywalking".

Police investigations are ongoing.

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