A video of a freak accident in Singapore surfaced yesterday, 19 December.
In less than 24 hours, the nightmarish 1-minute video has gone viral, getting more than 212,000 views, 5,000 shares and 1,000 reactions on Facebook.
In the 0:44 second of the dashboard camera footage, a car that was driving against traffic flow was seen hitting a motorcycle carrying two people, causing them to be flung into the air and landing on the road.
The video was posted by a Facebook user, Hida Eva Isis yesterday afternoon.
According to a Channel NewsAsia report on the incident, the driver had allegedly gone against the flow of traffic, which caused the collision.
The accident which happened along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) near the Tuas West Road, involved four cars, a motorcycle and a bus.
It was reported that the man's actions had cost the life of a 37-year-old man who was trapped in the driver's seat of his car after the collision. He was apparently extricated by using hydraulic rescue tools by the Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF).
The accident happened at about 8am yesterday, 19 December.
The Singaporean police have pinned the blame on a 53-year-old man, who had apparently made a U-turn when driving towards the Tuas Checkpoint.
The move had caused him to go against traffic flow, colliding against six vehicles.
The authorities have arrested the suspect for causing death by a rash act, pending investigations.
It was also mentioned that the penalty for causing death by a rash act is up to five years in prison, a fine or both if proven guilty.
The Singapore Civil Defence Force told Channel NewsAsia that they were alerted about the incident shortly after it occurred.
They immediately dispatched four ambulances, a fire engine, a Red Rhino, tow fire bikes and a support vehicle to the scene.
The two men and two women who were involved in the accident were taken to the National University Hospital to be treated. No reports mentioned the severity or details of their injuries.
Just last month, on 8 November, a Singaporean driver's tangled iPhone cable cause an accident involving four cars in Pasir Ris: