Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Whoa... luckiest bike crash you've seen in many months, right?


An Olympia motorcyclist who rode on top of a car’s trunk after a freeway crash in Tumwater has shared helmet camera footage that shows a first-person view of his brush with death.

The crash occurred about 2:45 p.m. Jan. 16 on Interstate 5. Seth Dieckman, 35, had just merged onto the freeway at Trosper Road aboard his Suzuki Katana 600. The video shows an Acura zooming up from behind and passing by dangerously close.

Dieckman gave the Acura driver the middle finger and attempted to catch up. The car suddenly slammed on its brakes. The impact sent Dieckman flying off the motorcycle and onto the car’s trunk.

The Acura then took off down the freeway for about a quarter of a mile. The driver didn’t stop until he heard Dieckman pounding on the window, according to an accident report, which noted that both drivers had been traveling at a high speed.

“I grabbed ahold of that spoiler and held on for dear life,” Dieckman said. “The adrenaline was pumping so hard.”

The driver of the Acura, Auburn resident Jason A. Thomas, was arrested at the scene on suspicion of DUI and for driving with a suspended license.

Here is the Helmet Cam



http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article128271339.html

9 comments:

  1. Unbelievable. In fact, all caps and a f word adjective.

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  2. Today's news reports that 2 charges were laid. The car driver was charged with drunk driving and the biker was charged with careless driving.

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    1. wow... can you find a link?

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    2. It happened in Olympia WA. I saw it on Tuesday, on CTV news
      http://bc.ctvnews.ca/video?binId=1.1184759 (@ 25:30)
      Here is the helmet-cam view of the accident:
      http://www.theolympian.com/news/local/article128271339.html

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  3. Indeed one lucky bastard, but am I seeing this right. Looks to me like the guy in the car doesn't have any brake lights. Or does he? hard to tell, but the motorcyclist was not paying attention from what I see. He does get a free ride though.

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  4. Check any of the Seattle News spots for a link..The drunk driver brake-checked him after almost hitting the biker as he was attempting to go into the left lane..

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  5. Okay, drunk drive did the brake-check, but I've played the video over and over and I'm still not seeing any brake lights on her car. Damn!

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    1. Shit! I hadn't noticed, but damn! You're right! No 3rd light, nothing!

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