Dashcam footage captured the moment a motorcyclist was sent flying after making a dangerous move on a wet road.
Breathtaking footage showed the moment a motorcyclist was thrown from his vehicle and sent into a quarry over a long strip of asphalt.
The shocking incident took place in Wangara, north of Perth in Western Australia, shortly after 9 p.m. on Thursday.
While driving on a wet road, the motorcyclist was caught on a board camera driving a car moments before losing control at the entrance to a roundabout.
The motorcyclist appeared to have braked too hard before entering the intersection, slamming the motorcycle to the side, causing sparks as it slid down the road.
The vehicle was traveling so fast that it got onto the sidewalk and only stopped once in the garden around the roundabout.
The rider, luckily dressed in full safety gear, was also forced to step onto the roundabout due to the speed at which he hit the ground.
Incredibly, he managed to get up after the accident and was filmed walking towards his motorcycle.
In a post of the video to the Dash Cam Owners Australia Facebook page, it was revealed that “the great people of Western Australia stood by and helped for over an hour until the arrival of the emergency services ”.
He was then taken to hospital in an ambulance, the post said.
More than 123,000 people watched the video after it was shared on Facebook, with nearly 600 people expressing their horror in the comments.
Many were shocked that the motorcyclist was able to stand up after such an incident.
“He would have made history if he had slipped into that road sign,” wrote one person.
“Anyone going left where there is no designated lane is an accident that is going to happen somewhere,” said another.
Others said they found it difficult to have sympathy for the motorcyclist, who they said could have easily avoided the situation.
“The kind of person who shouldn’t be licensed. Never, ”wrote one reviewer.
“Wow, he avoided getting stuck behind that car with this completely unnecessary maneuver,” someone else remarked sarcastically.