Police investigating car caught on video slamming into motorcycle on AYE

PHOTO: Facebook video screengrab

SINGAPORE - The police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run incident involving a car and a motorcycle along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) on Wednesday (June 15).

A video of the incident was posted on Facebook by Zufar Khan Ismail Khan on Thursday, and has since been viewed over 144,000 times.

It was also shared by road safety community page Roads.sg.

In the 30-second video, the car, a white Toyota Camry, was seen braking repeatedly and slowing down on the middle lane of the expressway.

When a motorcycle pulled up on its right hand side, the Camry then made a move towards it but stopped just before hitting it, causing the biker and his pillion rider to both look up towards the car.

But less than five seconds later, the car again moved towards the motorcycle and this time slammed into it, knocking both the motorcyclist and the pillion rider onto the road.

The Camry then quickly sped away.

Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that according to one netizen, the car had begun playing the "braking game" (hitting the brakes repeatedly) from Clementi Avenue 6.

Users on Facebook also pointed out that the same vehicle had previously been filmed recklessly switching lanes and intentionally braking while driving on an expressway.

According to The Straits Times, both the motorcyclist and the pillion rider sustained injuries. They went to nearby National University Hospital for treatment, before lodging a police report.

In a statement, the police confirmed that investigations into the incident are ongoing.

The police also advised members of the public who uploaded the videos to lodge a police report at any Neighbourhood Police Centre, or Police Post, or online.

They added that anyone with additional information regarding the incident can provide them to the traffic police at SPF_Feedback_TP@spf.gov.sg.

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