A momentary lapse in judgement launched this motorcycle rider off his bike and onto the tarmac face first. Thankfully, unlike his bike, he wasn’t hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The first camera angle shows the rider approaching the pickup truck (dashcam vehicle) and passing it legally before slotting into its lane just as traffic ahead was beginning to slow down. That’s when the mistake occurred, as a faster reaction time and more awareness of the situation would have probably prevented this entire accident.
According to the description of the video, the owner of the dashcam vehicle stated that braking hard was what caused the rider to lose control and fall over.
The footage however paints a slightly different picture. The rider didn’t even have time to get on the brakes hard. In fact he barely got the chance to grab the handle before his attempt at an avoidance maneuver. It’s the latter that sent him to the ground, and it’s a good thing that he was wearing a helmet, otherwise… we’d rather not even think about it.
The crash concluded with the large runaway bike getting hit by a semi truck, which is said to have suffered a blown-out tire and a broken wheel.