While any motorcycle crash that ends in injuries can be hard to watch, this is maybe one of the toughest you’ll ever see.
This isn’t a track crack-up, where racers are weighing the odds and taking their chances. This isn’t even a high-speed street accident. It doesn’t even look like a careless driver who missed a red light or got distracted by their phone. What it looks like is, a car moving out to block a motorcycle and causing a crash, probably because the motorcycle was passing on a double yellow.
Now, whether or not that’s the case is another story — those are the sort of charges and accusations that would have to get proven in court. However, in another, longer version of this video on Facebook, the driver of the car repeatedly says “I don’t care” when confronted about the accident.
Most of the comments on YouTube condemn the deadly driving (the rider suffered road rash and the pillion ended up in intensive care, supposedly, and needed surgery on her arm). However, some comments on YouTube show just how dangerous the streets can be for riders. Consider this gem: “How convenient the description of the video omits that the motorcyclists were passing on a double yellow. They got what they deserved for not respecting the rules of the road.” Or this one: “To be honest bikers sort of ask for it since they act like douches on the road.“