Warning: Some viewers may find certain scenes of the accident disturbing
We’ve seen plenty of motorcycle-related accidents on Southern California’s Mulholland Drive, but we can’t remember one as strange as this one, captured on film by cameraman and local enthusiast Ken Snyder.
In the video, a motorcyclist riding fairly slow on the right side of the road at “Dead Man’s Turn” somehow fails to see the two bicycle riders in front of him and impales them one after the other with his bike…
“Even though bicycles are up here in increasing numbers, this is the first time a bicycle has been hit by a motorcycle in the four years I’ve been up here,” said Snyder about the incident on his YouTube channel. “Motorcycle riders of all skill levels come up here to ride. The rider was not speeding & riding fine until he hit his foot and stood the bike up causing the bike to go wide. He then target fixated on the cyclist.”
Even though it looks like the first rider was more seriously injured, one of his friends left a comment on the video-sharing site stating that he was doing okay.
“This was my friend visiting from England who was struck first. (I was further back on the hill when the accident happened and am one of the guys who comes in the picture to his assistance). He’s doing ok today, was discharged from the hospital yesterday with no broken bones. Miraculously.”