If you needed further proof that proper motorcycle riding gear is always the best way to go, just check out the intense car accident video above. That should be enough to convince you.
The motorcycle gods were definitely looking out for a rider in Plano, Texas during a scary crash back in March 2018, which was all caught on the biker's GoPro camera. In what has become an all-too-familiar scene these days, the crash was a result of a driver running a red light.
The rider was right behind a cluster of cars stopped at a red light, and the sequence of the crash is as terrifying as it gets. As the lead cars take off, a Chevrolet Camaro runs the light, T-boning a Toyota RAV4, and pushing it sideways into a Ford Fusion.
The scary part comes when the rider also gets hit and is thrown from his bike, giving him an up-close look at the underside of the RAV4. Based on the timing of the rider's green light, our money is on the Camaro driver being distracted.
Fortunately, the biker was wearing his helmet and protective gear, so he was able to move himself out of the road. The bike, on the other hand, did sustain some road rash with broken body work, but it was still drivable. The guy was even able to drive it away from the crash scene!
According to the motorcyclist, no one involved in the crash was taken away in an ambulance. Wow. Talk about a seriously close call.
This post was originally published on January 29, 2019.