Singapore — A graphic video of a cyclist being hit in a Singapore accident by a taxi and being flung into the air has gone viral online since it was posted on YouTube last Tuesday.
The Singapore accident trending video, which has garnered over 63,000 views in three days, was captured by an in-car video recorder belonging to a taxi driver, who is the poster’s uncle.
It was posted on YouTube by “sgtho” soon after the accident happened.
The cyclist is seen dashing across the street in the video before being hit by the taxi, and has been identified as Wong Chee Hong, a 52-year-old.
The Straits Times reported on Thursday that the man was taken to Changi General Hospital, and was still unconscious and in critical condition at the time of the report.
An eyewitness said that the green light allowing pedestrians to walk across the road was flashing when the cyclist was crossing the street just before colliding with the taxi which was turning right, according to Stomp.
The Straits Times report said that the police were called at 10pm and that the incident occurred at the traffic junction of Upper Changi Road East and Somapah Road.
Further media reports indicated that the cyclist had suffered from bleeding in the brain, as well as a fractured thigh bone.
The sister of Mr. Wong Chee Hong said that he was an avid cyclist, and that he had taken his regular precautions prior to the accident.
She said he had been on his regular nightly cycle around his neighborhood on Tuesday evening and was crossing the junction when he was hit by the taxi, according to The Straits Times report.
The impact also sent one of the cycle’s wheels flying, said reports.