Bike cam catches car crash

Club ride bike cam catches a maniac going maybe 80 MPH (by the poster’s estimate) on Skyline Boulevard up in the Santa Cruz Mountains. A few seconds later, the cyclists see the car upside down on the side of the road. They didn’t have cell coverage there, so they had to send somebody down the road to a CDF fire station for help.



H/T to Lee Slone.

11 Comments

  • Andy
    May 16, 2011 - 1:35 pm | Permalink

    Wow. Somehow I wouldn’t be surprised if the car driver tries to blame the cyclists. It’s things like this that remind me that driving fast usually has no benefit. It only takes one moment like this to negate a lifetime of saving seconds by speeding.

  • May 16, 2011 - 4:22 pm | Permalink

    Scarey. 

  • Guest
    May 16, 2011 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

     I have no sympathy for the driver, but I’m glad he hurt no one else but himself.  Drivers like this fail to realize that they are operating a deadly weapon and don’t give any respect to the amount of damage to people and property they can cause by stupid actions behind the wheel.  This is yet another example of why driver’s licenses should be harder to get and much easier to lose.

  • May 17, 2011 - 1:36 am | Permalink

    I see that there’s a speed limit sign that says 45 MPH. I think some drivers are under the impression that these numbers are arbitrarily defined and it is sometimes okay to ignore the “advice”.

  • May 17, 2011 - 1:55 am | Permalink

    If you read motoring enthusiast blogs & magazines, that’s exactly what they
    write about speed limits.

    Sent from my Googaw

  • May 17, 2011 - 2:00 am | Permalink

    I used to read my brother’s Autoweek magazine subscription. He still sends me links to car blogs. 

    I do have excellent make and model identification skills. This should come in handy should I be in a crash.

  • May 17, 2011 - 10:18 pm | Permalink

    Whoa!! It was quite obvious that he was driving the car really fast, more than 45MPH. He must have lost control and may not have anticipated the turn on that side of the road. How was his injury??

  • May 18, 2011 - 2:06 am | Permalink

    The cyclist who posted the video said injuries appeared serious but probably
    not life threatening. That’s all I know.

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  • February 5, 2012 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    Good point. A car is like a deadly weapon; it can prove dangerous when you wield it with such recklessness and disregard. It can harm others, and as shown by the video, it can harm even the driver. Thankfully the cyclist was there to spot and report the accident, and that he was unharmed by the speeding vehicle.

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