Astonishing moment motorcyclist smashes into a van and is FLUNG into the air in north-east London
Happy flipping! Amazing moment when London motorcyclist crashes into a van at high speed and is flung into the air – but can walk away from the collision
- Man, in his twenties, rode a motorbike at high speed in north east London
- He was thrown from his bike after crashing into the side of a van that turned right
- Bystanders come to the aid of the man, who has since been released from hospital
- Police ask for information about van driver who fled with passenger
This is the amazing moment when a motorcyclist was thrown into the air after crashing into a van in north east London.
The man in his twenties was miraculously able to get up and walk after being hit by a car on Upper Clapton Road Wednesday night.
The footage shows the motorcyclist driving at high speed on Upper Clapton Road before crashing into the side of the van that was turning right. The impact creates a huge dent in the side of the vehicle.
The rider flips over his bike and onto the road, landing on his back with a thud.
The white van then comes to a stop further along the road and two men are seen getting out and fleeing.
The motorcycle, traveling at high speed on Upper Clapton Road in north-east London, collided with the side of the van as it turned right
The motorcyclist is visibly dazed after the accident. Bystanders help the man as soon as he can stand, while others search the van for evidence.
A bus driver who witnessed the accident also stops and runs across the road to the scene of the accident.
The man was taken to hospital with head injuries, but has reportedly been released after his condition was assessed as non-life-threatening.
Police confirmed they were called at 11.45pm for reports of the collision, along with the London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Service, and are investigating the whereabouts of the driver of the van.
When police arrived, the driver and passenger of the van had disappeared and no arrests have been made yet.
Anyone with information about the circumstances of the incident is asked to call 101 quoting CAD 8413/31Aug.
The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and flung into the air before landing on his back with a thud
The white van stops further down the road and two men are seen leaving the vehicle and fleeing