Moment Biker Smashes Into SUV In Tunnel At 121 MPH

Story By: John FengSub-EditorAlex Cope, Agency: Asia Wire Report

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This footage shows a biker’s near-fatal crash as he reached speeds of 121 mph before rear-ending an SUV inside a motorway tunnel.

The accident happened on the Jinning-Hongta Expressway in the city of Yuxi, which is in south-western China’s Yunnan Province, on 2nd February this year.

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The video shows motorcyclist Mr Feng and friend Mr Han speeding along the motorway, weaving between cars as they average a reported 191 kph (118 mph).

Yuxi police said the pair reached speeds of 196 kph (121 mph) before Mr Feng was seen rear-ending a white SUV in Guangshan No 1 Tunnel.

In the footage, Mr Feng fails to slow down or avoid the car, slamming into the back of the vehicle and launching himself off his bike, which slides dozens of feet inside the tunnel.

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Local police released the footage after Yuxi Hongta People’s Court revealed that it had reached a verdict on the incident on 28th August.

The biker’s friend, Mr Han, was given a suspended two-month sentence and fined 4,000 RMB (460 GBP) for dangerous driving.

He is also believed to have lost his licence over the stunt.

Mr Feng, however, was left in serious condition after the crash and has yet to recover sufficiently to stand trial, the court statement said.

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His hearing has been suspended pending his fitness.

The court revealed the two friends met while viewing each other’s motorcycle footage on Chinese live-streaming platform ‘Kuaishou’, which is known in English-speaking markets as Kwai.

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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.