It may look like a scene out of an action movie, but an accident in New York City that ended in a car pushing a motorcycle down the street and leaving a trail of fire behind it had nothing to do with special effects. No actors were involved. There was no take two. This thing was the real deal.
Footage of the September 26 2019 crash-and-burn incident shows a car screeching along a street in the Bronx neighborhood of Hunts Point, with a black motorcycle pinned underneath it. Flames spit out from the motorcycle, while Carlos Pichardo, who uploaded the video to Facebook, has himself a mini expletive-laden freakout. And rightfully so. You can’t really sum up the craziness of that crash much better than “Yo, the fuck!” followed by “Holy shit!”
“I heard a screeching sound and when I looked up it was a car pushing a flaming motorcycle down the street,” Pichardo writes in the video’s description.
There wasn’t too much information immediately released following the fiery crash, though a spokeswoman for the New York Police Department released a brief statement immediately following the accident.
“Upon arrival, officers discovered a vehicle and a motorcycle pinned to each other and both drivers fled the scene of the accident,” the statement read. “There are no arrests at this time and the investigation continues.”
As mentioned before, this thing definitely wasn’t a scene out of a movie, though several commenters couldn’t help but point out that the incident evoked that part in Back to the Future where the DeLorean takes off for the first time. You know the one.
This post was originally published on October 7, 2019.