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Motorcyclist sent flying through the air after slamming into car stopped at an amber light

Dramatic moment a motorcyclist is sent flying through the air after slamming into car stopped at an amber light – sparking fierce debate over who’s in the wrong

  • Motorcycle rider catapulted off his bike after slamming into the back of a car
  • They were both travelling along a 70km per hour road in Sydney’s south-west 
  • The car stopped hard at an amber light because of a red-light and speed camera
  • The motorbike rider slammed into the back of the car as it came to a stop  
  • A fierce debate has been sparked online over who was in the wrong in the crash

A video of a motorcycle rider flying off his bike after slamming into a car stopped at an amber light has divided the internet.

The rider was travelling along a 70km/h road at Cabramatta West in Sydney’s south-west, heading towards a red-light and speed safety camera.

Dash cam footage shows traffic travelling at 60km/h along the Cumberland Highway, approaching the intersection.

The motorcyclist was travelling along a 70km/h road at Cabramatta West in Sydney’s south-west, heading towards a red-light and speed safety camera

But the car in front of the bike hits the brakes as the light turns amber to avoid being caught by the red-light camera.

The motorcyclist tries to swerve away from the car but clips the back tyre, causing the rider to fly through the air before landing on the road.

The video was posted to Facebook and quickly garnered hundreds of comments about who was in the wrong.

Many say the motorbike rider did not leave a safe distance between the bike and the car in front.

‘Looks like a red light camera intersection. I would have stopped too… Safe distance and all that,’ one woman wrote.

‘He was too close to the car in front, that is what the problem was,’ another wrote.

‘He ran into the back of a car so the guy on the bike is at fault. It’s obvious if the bike had a clear run he was going to run the Amber light,’ one user commented.

But the car in front of the bike slams on the brakes as the light turns amber to avoid being caught by the red-light camera

But the car in front of the bike slams on the brakes as the light turns amber to avoid being caught by the red-light camera

The motorcyclist tries to swerve away from the car but clips the back tyre, causing the rider to fly through the air before landing on the road

The motorcyclist tries to swerve away from the car but clips the back tyre, causing the rider to fly through the air before landing on the road

But others say the car had plenty of time to make it through the light rather than come to a stop.

‘If you see the yellow light, brake hard and still stopped a full car length over the line, that means you should’ve gone across the intersection in the first place,’ one user said.

‘Amber light means proceeding if unsafe not to, this includes looking in your rear view mirror for traffic behind you,’ another said.

‘If you cant stop in time, as seen in the video they are well over the line. Should have driven through and not been a hazard!’ a third wrote.

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk



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