Meet one of the most irresponsible motorcycle riders we’ve seen on video in a long time. Not only was he in the middle of an illegal overtaking maneuver when the accident happened, but he also began the maneuver at the worst possible time.
First, he was over the solid white line as he went past the dashcam vehicle. Then, he completely ignored the fact that the trailer ahead was limiting his visibility around that right-hand turn. And as if all that wasn’t bad enough, he actually went ahead despite not being able to see around the corner.
The only positive here is that both the rider and his passenger managed to walk away without sustaining any major injuries, as per the description of the video. Given the nature of the crash, we’d say they were both lucky to simply be alive.
What saved them, arguably, was the fact that the impact with that Suzuki Grand Vitara wasn’t head-on. Instead, the bike clipped the side of the Japanese crossover and began to wobble before throwing both rider and passenger off as if it was a angry bull.
Had this been a head-on crash, the two would have been thrown off even more violently, at a much higher rate of deceleration. Notice that in reality, the bike had time to slow down its momentum as it wobbled around.
As for how we’d rank this incident in terms of recklessness, it’s probably really high up there along with that high-speed crash from a few months ago in Brazil. Some people just need to learn to have patience.