An Irish tourist taking a selfie while driving a motorcycle in Vietnam crashes after his friend slams his back wheel.
Accoriding to a report in Maildaily, a man taking a selfie while riding a motorcycle has filmed himself crashing. He was riding with friends in Vietnam when his mate came up behind him.
The pair can be seen in the footage rolling off their bikes after the collision. Selfie-related accidents have been rising, sparking selfie bans at tourist spots.
The man who posted the video said ‘the video shows my friend filming a selfie video unaware that his friend was about to crash into him.’
‘Myself and 15 of my friends went on a backpacking holiday to Asia; when we were in Vietnam we tried the ‘Top Gear’ experience, which involved a six-hour motorcycle journey through the mountains.’
He said the group had little experience riding motorcycle.
About 250 people have been killed across the globe while taking selfies, according to a study published in Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care.
Selfie-related accidents have been escalating for many years, sparking a number of popular tourist spots to implement a selfie-ban. The study shows that men account for seven out of 10 of these fatalities, while millennial daredevils – those aged 20-29 – make up almost half of selfie deaths.
In Vietnam, according to a report by the National Committee for Traffic Safety, 13,242 traffic accidents occurred in the past nine months, 2018, killing 6,012 people and injuring 10,319 others.
Researchers conducted the largest ever review of fatalities caused by posing for self-shot photographs.
Almost half of all selfie deaths occurred in 20 to 29 age group, followed by 36 per cent of deaths in 10 to 19 age group.
The highest number of deaths has been reported in India – with the state of Goa bringing in official ‘no selfie’ zones in June this year – followed by Russia, the USA, and Pakistan.