Jaywalker gets sent flying into air after getting hit by motorcycle in congested traffic

Photo: Video screengrab
Photo: Video screengrab

A video of a jaywalking pedestrian flying through the air after being hit by a motorcycle in Singapore has gone viral, and social media commentators do not appear to have much sympathy for the casualty.  

The video, which appears to have been captured by the dashcam of a nearby car, shows a man jogging into a four-lane road in slow-moving traffic before getting struck by a motorcycle, which had been traveling in between lanes. The man was then launched into the air before landing on the street and skidding in front of another car, out of view.

While it is not clear from the recording exactly when the accident took place, the 45-second long video was posted on the Singapore Reckless Drivers Community Facebook page yesterday afternoon.

The post quickly garnered thousands of views, and comments venting frustration about jaywalkers in general, and blaming the victim for not looking thoroughly enough before attempting to cross the street.

Other comments took it a step further, tossing jokes about the potentially grievous accident.

Other commentators admonished the jokers for callous responses, with one user arguing that they would have more compassion if it was their relative who was hurt in an accident.

One user took the opportunity to applaud the motorcyclist who immediately stopped, dismounted, and headed toward the victim. The video shows passengers from two other vehicles doing the same. If you’re a witness to such an accident and want to render help, it’s good to remember that you should not move the casualty if possible.

The post does not say where the accident occurred, but the SMRT bus service 857, which travels between Yishun and Suntec City, can be seen passing through the frame.

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