I don't even know which is worse - the fact that the cyclist caused the collision or that he didn't check on the rider after the crash.
In a video posted on Facebook just yesterday (29 March), an accident along Ang Mo Kio Avenue 3 shocks several netizens.
In the video, the cam car driver merges towards the middle lane in the darkness of the morning hours.
Despite it being a little after 6 in the morning, the dark roads were illuminated by streetlights and the cam car's headlights.
Just up ahead, a cyclist on the outermost lane notices the cam car's presence and starts switching lanes.
With his bicycle dancing between lanes, it became clear that the cyclist had recklessly switched lanes without checking.
At this moment, a motorcycle travelling in the same lane came into view.
Due to the cyclist's sudden lane change, the rider did not have enough time to react accordingly, resulting in a rather nasty collision.
The impact threw the cyclist off his bicycle while the heavy motorcycle flew across the road.
With his path blocked, the cam car slows down and stops beside the cyclist, who immediately stands up with his helmet and bag still intact and attached to his body.
After dusting himself off, he gingerly walks to his mauled ride.
While attempting to pick it up, the cyclist blocks the path of an oncoming white van.
On the other hand, after being thrown off his own vehicle, the rider sits up as he surveys his surroundings.
While it is not clear if there were any serious injuries, the rider remains seated for the rest of the video.
The video shocked many netizens, most of whom could not believe that the cyclist did not check on the potentially injured rider after causing the reckless accident.
Yes, there is a difference between making a little mistake and causing an accident that might kill you and others.
Note: This comment was in response to the post's description, which reads "Careless cyclist did not check clear, filtered towards first lane and got hit by motorcyclist. Accident happened at Ang Mo Kio Ave 3 (Beside Gain City) at 0640H on 29 Mar 2022. Speedy recovery to both parties.".
Even if the cyclist was in a state of shock, it is just disappointing to see this behaviour from him. Where did all of his compassion and empathy go?
Although I don't subscribe to the feud between drivers and cyclists, I have to admit that this incident reflects the inadequacy of cyclists to ride safely on the road. Having strict regulations is not the answer when cyclists defy the rules that lay the foundation for a safe and peaceful drive.
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