Sunday, 20 Jun 2021

Google Maps captures slow motion biker crash which ends in dust cloud

Google Maps caught the dramatic moment a moped driver crashed to the ground after his questionable trailer gave way.

Screenshots of a small road understood to be in Indonesia, capture the action sequence of falling onto tarmac as he rode past Google's 360 degree cameras.

The first snap shows the poor unsuspecting motorist travelling with what appears to be a lightweight wooden wagon attached to the back of his scooter.

But with one wheel of the trailer turning on the dry, unpaved roadside, the second picture shows the frame turning on its side after potentially tripping on a mount or hole.

Observing the whole thing on camera, Google Maps picks up the driver beginning to lose control as he swerves into the centre of the road, with the front wheel raised off the ground.

Finally the action ends in a cloud of dust over the trailer – flipped completely upside down – still connected to the scooter on its side with the fallen rider not even visible.

The stills were shared on Twitter by Indonesian meme account @jowosh*tpost last week.

A Google translation of the tweet that captioned the screenshots in Javanese, reads: "Be careful on the road, don't forget to wait if you want to go out to see if freestyle hits"

Reacting to the images, followers shared their own findings of baffling and hair-raising traffic incidents in the Asian country.

Jowosh*tpost's discovery made its way onto Reddit's Google Maps community over the weekend where members unsurprisingly saw the funny side to the accident.

An amused Reddit user commented: "He's got things to do and places to be."

Another joked the scooter rider toppled over after becoming distracted by the passing Google Maps vehicle. They said: "Poor guy's never seen a bright green, red & yellow car with a devlish device on top before, and turned around for a second look."

"Bet the trailer was not meant for a scooter. No regulations in some countries, or if there are they are ignored," said a more damning Reddit user.

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