Driving

Motorcycle head-on with fire truck in Angeles Forest on GoPro

A motorcycle rider named Jesse Lopez was cruising with friends on Glendora Ridge Road in the Angeles National Forest when he collided head-on with a fire truck. The GoPro camera on his helmet recorded the collision (at 2:42 on the video above) and lay on the ground rolling for eight minutes while the fire crew attended to him. A friend picks up the camera at 11:05 and curses into the lens at something.

glendora-ridge-motorcycle-grab.jpgLopez explains on YouTube: "To those of you saying that all my friend cared about was the GoPro, listen at about 10:28. You can hear me asking for the camera, he picked it up because I wanted it. He was here for me after the accident and would visit me."

The crash was back on April 1. He posted the video on June 5. I assume from the footage that the interim two months were not all puppies and kittens. In the You Tube comments he mentions injuries that include a broken femur, tibia, fibula, ulna and humerus. "I will be able to walk again. I got very lucky. No real permanent injuries." Of the crash video, he says: "I lost all memory of this starting from around 1:00."


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