Another day, another example of why adrenaline junkies are the dumbest people on Earth. I’ve never ridden a motorcycle before so I don’t know the ins and outs of an ole’ crotch rocket, but I’m going to go out on a limb and suggest that maybe speeding towards a dead man’s curve on top of a massive cliff is not the best idea.
Welp, that’s exactly what this guy did and he almost paid the ultimate price for it. In the video below, watch in horror as this motorcycle rider hits a guardrail like a launch ramp and goes plummeting down a massive cliff.
Yet, somehow, the dude walked away from the accident with just a fractured shoulder. All things considered, I think leaving there anything other than not dead is a win.
Via The Drive:
Rider David Park and his friends are tackling the canyons when one rider, called Willie, can be seen extending both of his legs while missing a turn. Later on in the video, Willie explains what happened, “My back tire like slipped, and it made me slide forward and then I couldn’t control the bike.” Unfortunately for him, on the other side of the turn lies not a grassy field, but a steep mountainside. The rider hits the guardrail and flips twice, disappearing into the trees. Park descends the terrain, sliding down on the brush quite easily to Willie’s aide, noticing that his left arm may have broken during the accident.
Emergency responders arrived at the scene and describe Willie as a “lucky man,” realizing how much worse it could have been for him, given the circumstances. Watching Park climb back up the embankment shows just how steep the incline actually was. Willie was airlifted to a hospital to begin his recovery process. As for the bike, it was lodged in a tree but reportedly still runs.
And here’s the YouTube description of the video:
One of the craziest things I’ve ever seen. Also the rider is one of the luckiest guy in the world to be able to walk away from this with just a fractured shoulder. I’m not sure exactly how he lost control of the bike but the bike got stuck in the tree. Bike still runs after being caught by the tree. Not everyone gets as lucky as this. This should be a reminder to all of the dangers of riding in the canyons. If you have the need for speed, ride within your comfortable limits and always ride with a friend.
So, let that be lesson kids: the only way any of you survive a motorcycle accident is sheer luck, because this dude right here should be dead AF 9.8 times out of 10.