Painful moment a white Mercedes does a U-turn in front of a motorbike that crashes straight into it – but who was in the wrong?
- Dashcam footage has shown a motorbike rider crash into turning Mercedes
- The crash occurred on Lincoln Road in Essendon, Melbourne, Victoria
- White Mercedes CLA was turning when the motorbike rider smashed into it
Shocking dashcam footage shows the moment a motorbike smashes into a white Mercedes CLA doing a U-turn in the middle of the road.
The crash occurred while rider Michael was heading northbound on Lincoln Road in Essendon, Melbourne, in March.
The green bike that was just 20 days old slammed into the Mercedes as it turned around on a two-way lane, leaving it lying smashed on the road.
Social media users are divided over dashcam footage which has shown a motorbike smash into a white Mercedes CLA doing a u-turn in the middle of the road
The rider exits a roundabout before heading down a suburban street when the Mercedes pulled out from the kerb and the two vehicles collided.
‘I hit both brakes but still collided. Head was a daze, full of adrenalin,’ Michael said.
The Mercedes driver pulled over to the side of the road and a ‘good Samaritan’ in a ute helped the rider, who was not seriously injured.
Michael said the driver blamed him for the accident but insurance paid him out for the bike as a ride-off.
The crash occurred while rider Michael was heading northbound on Lincoln Road in Essendon, Melbourne in March this year
Social media users were divided on who was to blame for the accident, with some angry at the Mercedes driver.
‘Man if some mother trucker did that to me and still claimed I was at fault I’d be fuming. I’d be getting lawyered up and taking him for as much as I could,’ one remarked.
Other people said they weren’t surprised by the actions of the Mercedes driver.
‘Motorcycle at fault. Everyone knows that when you buy a Merc, you therefore own all the road, 7 car spaces at the shopping centre and street signs don’t apply,’ one joked.
‘Cut off by a Merc in Essendon… Just another day in Essendon,’ another commented.
Others said the bike rider should have reacted faster to the turning car.
‘Great defensive riding there, should stick to a push bike,’ another wrote.
The 20-day old green bike slammed into the Mercedes, which was turning around on a two-way lane, leaving it lying smashed on the road