Dashcam films horrific crash before motorcyclist gets run over

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WARNING – GRAPHIC CONTENT: A motorcyclist was involved in a hectic collision in western Sydney, only to be accidentally run over by the car he had hit.

The dramatic footage was shared with Dash Cam Owners Australia on Wednesday, after it was captured on May 31.

In the video, vehicles are driving along Newbridge Road in Moorebank, about 27km southwest of Sydney's CBD, just after 2.30pm, according to the timestamp.

A couple of vehicles stop in traffic, as does a car with P-plates on, before a motorcyclist runs into the back of the car, sending the rider soaring through the air and landing in front of the car.

A motorcycle ran into the back of a vehicle in Sydney in May. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia
A motorcycle ran into the back of a vehicle in Sydney in May. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia

Behind him, a Liverpool Council truck comes flying down the road and tries to swerve to avoid hitting the car – an effort which proved to be unsuccessful.

Just as the motorcyclist attempts to sit up on the road, the car propels forward, running over him.

A shocked witness jumps out of his car and runs over the motorcyclist. Several others are seen getting out of their cars to assist all that were involved in the collision.

Paramedic jumps out of ambulance to attend to motorcyclist

Before the crash, an ambulance can be seen ahead in traffic with its lights flashing.

Immediately following the accident, a paramedic jumps out of the vehicle and rushes to help.

NSW Ambulance Paramedic Katrisse Patterson was in the ambulance with a patient when she heard the sound of the collision.

She said she looked around and saw the motorcyclist lying on the road behind the ambulance,

“I was worried he might be badly injured, so I called for a back-up road crew immediately, then I jumped out and went to assess him," Ms Patterson said in a media statement.

A truck ran into the car, which then accidentally ran over the motorcyclist. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia
A truck ran into the car, which then accidentally ran over the motorcyclist. Source: Dash Cam Owners Australia

There was a nurse in the ambulance at the time, so paramedics were able to assess the motorcyclist.

Ms Patterson added the motorcyclist was responsive and she and her partner stayed with him until another ambulance arrived at the scene.

“It’s not often that we are immediately on scene like that, without prior notice," she said.

“Thankfully the patient’s injuries, while painful, weren’t life-threatening.

“When I look at the footage, I’m amazed his injuries weren’t a lot worse.”

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