We all know that riding a motorbike can be dangerous. While a coterie of motorcyclists will defend their favourite pastime, as this shocking footage shows, the potential for catastrophic accidents is huge – quite independently of how good you are at riding your bike.
So let’s unpack this: the rider is just riding along when something horrendous, that is not his fault and unavoidable, occurs and causes him to crash, break his back, destroy his shoulder and spend five months in a brace.
So, to reiterate, riding a motorbike can be really dangerous. I mean, isn’t the leather biker gear basically just a reinforced bag that keeps all your internal organs from being scattered across the road in the event of a collision?
The footage was shot in California in February and, thankfully, the rider has since recovered.
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