Motorcyclist cheats death by millimetres
Shocking dash-cam video has captured the moment an Adelaide motorbike rider narrowly avoided a head-on crash with a stolen car.
The vision obtained by 9News shows the motorcyclist exiting the Southern Expressway onto Main South Road.
Suddenly, a silver car being driven by a teen hurtles the wrong way down the road, missing the rider by mere millimetres.
A scratch was the only damage sustained to the bike.
Police have told Nine News the car driver, a 17-year-old boy, had stolen the vehicle from nearby and had been fleeing the scene in the lead-up to the incident.
The teen was later arrested by police, and is now facing a raft of charges including illegal use of a motor vehicle.
He is expected to front court next month.
In wake of the near-miss, Ebi and Cathy Lux from the Motorcyclist Association are calling for all road users- whether they be trucks or motorcyclists- to be more aware of one another.
“(Motorcyclists) don’t have the protection of a tin cage, so you get hit by something and you hit the road… it can be catastrophic,” Mr Lux said.
“Inches can mean the difference between life and death.”
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