Falling Boom Barrier Knocks Scooter Rider Out Cold

Story ByJohn FengSub EditorJoseph GolderAgencyAsia Wire Report

Video Credit: AsiaWire

This is the moment a scooter rider tries to follow a car through a boom gate but the falling barrier smacks him square in the face and knocks him out cold.

The footage taken in an as yet unidentified Chinese city on 24th October shows the opportunist scooter owner without a helmet riding behind the saloon car.

As the vehicle passes successfully through the raised boom barrier into a gated community, the scooterist follows close behind and tries to go past without waiting.

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He enters the community but is then unexpectedly hit by the automatic boom gate as it falls again.

In the video, the rider is struck on the face and head by the lengthy bar, which reportedly knocked him unconscious.

He wobbles and falls off his scooter, face-planting the asphalt as he crashes onto the road.

The freak accident is spotted by a nearby van owner who opens his doors to check on the victim.

According to reports, the man was not seriously injured, but it is unclear whether the police later become involved.

Social media user ‘Qinghen_love’ said: “A fair and just boom gate.”

‘Kankan Zouzou memory’ added: “These boom barriers usually have sensors, but they’re only able to sense larger objects such as cars. “

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John Feng

I am a senior journalist and editor, and have worked for a number of different news agencies over the last decade. I am currently editor-in-chief of the Asia Wire Report news wire.

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