Motorcycle Crash & Burn on Mulholland
Click this link To watch all 80 crashes captured over the past four years.
Mulholland Highway in Los Angeles has been a mecca for motorcycles & fast
cars for decades. Car and motorcycle clubs are regular visitors every
weekend. Jay Leno can often be found at the famous Rockstore and at a view
point called Lookout talking with fellow motor enthusiasts. Crashes are
common as well as a heavy police presence on most weekends. The Snake is a
two mile section of Mulholland above the Rockstore. Riders usually will
make multiple runs allowing me to move from corner to corner when
assembling rider videos. The speed limit is 45 mph, most riders are not
going much over that so the majority of tickets are crossing the line,
wheelies or equipment violations. Bicycles are up here all the time but
motorcycles and bikes seem to do fine together as long as the cyclists are
willing to stay to the right. Cars passing them are a bigger problem since
there is no shoulder and most turns are blind.
I mainly shoot on the last corner coming up because I can see much of the
road and photogs are expected. The turn gets it's fair share of crashes
but people crash other places also just no one is filming. The top corner I
shoot seem to average one crash every couple weeks in the summer, out of
many hundreds of riders. 911 emergency services are rarely called and
accidents are seldom reported since most riders do not get injured
severely. Google Street View - http://goo.gl/wsMi
First person motorcycle crash at 95MPH - Helmet Camera
A wheelie put down into a tank slapper - All caught on camera with a helmet
cam. I survived - severely sprained ankle, cut up knee, and that's it.
Motorcycle Crash Lane Splitting
Thats me taking the hit.
This is in California where motorcycle spitting is legal.
Drove this freeway every day for five years.
The orange crush.
Cars cannot pass the double yellow!
I got a nice settlement.
Im recording with the Archos AV500 with the helmet cam add on.
My gear that day.
Scorpion Exo helmet
Tourmaster Jacket with armor
Tourmaster Pants with armor
A10 Armor Spine protector
Still fractured my shoulder.
The cop told me that the cam is the best insurance. Many guys I know wish
they had a cam when they got hit.
Now I have both the AV500 and the 605wifi.
Motorcycle crash: Rider hit from behind (Graphic)
Yamaha rider pulls a Stoppie in the middle of a busy Boulevard and gets hit
from behind by another rider [who's obviously obeying the speedlimit] -
Resulting in a nasty broken leg for the Yamaha rider and minor injuries for
the rider who hit him.
You can clearly see his lower leg bend at a terrible angle at point 6.5
When I ride I always wear my New Zealand Qmoto leather jacket and I
strongly recommend you wear one too! http://qmoto.co.nz/
EDIT: Quote LeeLo44
"Here's the true story. The endo guy was not suppose to stop at that
moment. The 2nd rider was to be skitching past the camera for the
documentary called 12 O'clock. The re-re did the endo without looking back
and the 2nd rider was unable to steer away (but did try). Endo guy broke
his ankle, the skitcher had some nasty road rash which was cleaned out with
wire brushes at the ER. In the end of the video the skitcher is holding the
endo guys leg together. Take it from me I was there." - LeeLo44
Please keep in mind when watching this video that true motorcycle
enthusiasts generally look down apon these types of riders as being squids
- "Stupidly Quick, Underdressed, Ignorant and Dangerous". The actions of
these riders by no means represent the overwhelming majority of riders who
are observant to both the laws of the road and the laws of common sense.
Keep it on private roads or the race track, and wear proper protective
A full face helmet, leather jacket, gloves and full length boots will save
your quality of life in the event of an accident [which is quite likely].
Ride safe :]