Rider flung from bike after striking traffic island

Dashcam captures the moment motorcyclist hits traffic island with missing bollard

WATCH as this rider gets flung from his bike after striking the base of a traffic island while overtaking a car in North Stifford, Essex.

The rider was overtaking a car early last Wednesday morning, riding on the chevrons separating each lane of traffic. As far as we can tell, the rider has failed to see the concrete base of the traffic island because it lacks a lit plastic bollard.

After hitting the traffic island, the rider is flung from his bike in dramatic fashion. The sound is enough to make us wince, as the shower of debris from the bike and the sight of the rider ragdolling down the road.

Witnesses at the scene reported that the rider appeared to be OK after the crash, although the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed they took the rider to hospital following the incident.

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