The sight of an overturned SUV barreling towards you on the highway has to rank among the scariest things there are, at least as far as people who ride on two wheels are concerned.
This accident took place earlier this year in San Diego, California, and according to the rider, it took him five months to shake off the back brace he had to wear due to his injuries.
In total, he suffered two fractured vertebrae, a badly sprained ankle and an injured shoulder, which might sound bad, but when you consider how fast he was going when he flew off the bike, you can easily imagine how much worse this crash could have been for him.
This is how it went down in his own words:
“I was heading southbound on I-15 in San Diego and I was riding into work. I was coming up on a section of the highway that was notorious for wrecks and was looking out, but an SUV driven by a dude not paying attention swerved into the HOV to avoid another collision.”
“He then struck a Toyota Avalon and flipped his SUV. He then slid across all lanes and struck me on my right side causing me to go airborne.”
The footage doesn’t show what exactly spooked the driver of the white SUV that badly, specifically, that “other collision”. Still, the end result caused both the vehicle as well as the rider to flip.