Dashcam often saves you from unwanted allegations during road accidents, and is one of the major safety precautions for drivers. It also helps other road users in hit-and-run accidents, acting as an evidence.
Other times though, it shows how reckless of a driver you are, and could be used against you. Just like this driver’s dashcam that has managed to make its rounds on social media.
Recently, a dashcam recording posted by Jay Nazril on DashCam Owners Malaysia Facebook group had went viral on social media platforms. Jay clarified in his caption that he’s not the owner of the video, he was just simply reposting it.
In the video, it can be seen that the road was pretty much clear except for the driver and a GrabFood delivery rider driving ahead. You might think that it’s fairly impossible for an accident to happen at an empty and spacious road. However, despite seeing the motorcyclist ahead of them, the driver sped ahead, closing the gap between them and the deliveryman, and knocked him off.
The accident was reported to take place somewhere around New Pantai Expressway in Sunway City, Selangor right after the Sunway Pyramid shopping mall. Based on the 10 seconds dashcam recording, the accident happened on Monday (7th February 2022). Although the injury and the damage borne by the motorcyclist have yet to be confirmed, Jay Nazril stated that the deliveryman broke his shoulder and the surgery may cost him around RM15k to RM20k.
The leaked dashcam recording has angered netizens all over the net. The majority is blaming the driver for being reckless, “Is the driver having epileptic seizure that they can’t see the motorcycle right in front of them?” While some even went to the extent of accusing the driver of doing it on purpose, “How can you not see the motorcyclist on a bright sunny afternoon? Looks like a murder attempt.”
A handful of netizens in the comment’s section also sympathised with the deliveryman, “He’s just trying to earn a living, and his loved ones are waiting back at home. (We) don’t even know whether he’s had his meal for the day,” and another commented, “What if the rider have kids at home?”
We hope the rider recovers fast from his injuries.