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Bikers Set Ablaze In Motorcycle Blast After Crashing Into Parked Car

Story ByMichael Leidig, Sub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyNewsflash

This is the shocking moment two people on a motorcycle crash into the back of a parked car as the bike explodes into a huge fireball.

The accident was filmed outside a bar in the city of Ibague in the Colombian department of Tolima on 24th July.

The biker, named as Edilberto Mejia Arroyo, 22, suffered serious burn injuries, facial fractures, and other injuries to his neck after he crashed into a parked car at speed.

A security camera recorded when a motorcycle collided with a parked car, in which a= Edilberto Mejia Arroyo, 22-years-old was seriously injured, on 24th July, in Ibague, Colombia. (Newsflash)

Immediately after the crash, Mejia Arroyo’s motorbike exploded and he and his passenger were badly burned.

In the footage, the two bikers are seen running from the fireball ablaze as onlookers try to assist them.

Eyewitnesses said they saw a spark in the motorbike’s engine that set off the explosion, adding that many residents were scared by the sound of the huge blast and left their homes to investigate.

A security camera recorded when a motorcycle collided with a parked car, in which a= Edilberto Mejia Arroyo, 22-years-old was seriously injured, on 24th July, in Ibague, Colombia. (Newsflash)

Mejia Arroyo’s wife Alejandra Saiz Bocanegra said he does not own a motorbike so probably borrowed it from someone, adding that he works at a repair shop for motorcycles and other vehicles.

She said she visited her husband in hospital the following day and that he is in a serious condition due to the severity of his burns.

The wife added that he is intensive care in an induced coma awaiting transfer to a hospital in the Colombian capital Bogota.

A security camera recorded when a motorcycle collided with a parked car, in which a= Edilberto Mejia Arroyo, 22-years-old was seriously injured, on 24th July, in Ibague, Colombia. (Newsflash)

Saiz Bocanegra, who is heavily pregnant, said: “I don’t work. I have a month left before I give birth and I need help because he is the breadwinner.”

As a result, she has launched an online campaign to raise funds for baby items and treatment for her injured husband.

The investigation is ongoing.

A security camera recorded when a motorcycle collided with a parked car, in which a= Edilberto Mejia Arroyo, 22-years-old was seriously injured, on 24th July, in Ibague, Colombia. (Newsflash)

There were no updates on the passenger who was also set alight in the explosion.

Michael Leidig

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