A motorcyclist who being chased by a police car collided with another motorbike in Kobe, and was flung into an electric pole support cable which cut him in half.
According to police, the incident occurred at around 8 a.m. Wednesday on National Route 2 in Tarumi Ward, Sankei Shimbun reported. Police said the motorcyclist was exceeding the speed limit by 33 kilometers per hour when they stopped him. However, when an officer approached the motorcyclist to question him, he took off, running over the officer and breaking his right leg.
After a chase of about seven kilometers, the motorcyclist collided with another motorcycle driven by a woman, 25, who was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.
The man was flung into the support cable by the impact of the collision. The upper half of his body flew over a two-meter-high fence and fell onto the tracks of a Sanyo Electric Railway line, causing train delays of about 80 minutes. The lower part of his body landed on the sidewalk.© Japan Today