Man falls off Motorcycle

Man falls off Motorcycle

This guy merged onto the I-80E (Sacramento, CA) on his motorcycle as we were driving in the fast lane. As he merged, his bike would shake and wobble. He sometimes would only have one hand on the handle bars while it was shaking!! We couldn’t figure out why it was shaking, but we noticed it would only do it once he hit high speeds. We paced him for 5-10 miles after watching him “almost” loose control (about 5 or 6 times), so I got my phone out, thinking “its only a matter of time before he crashes” and I wanted the video as evidence in case anyone else got hurt. Sure enough the very moment I get my phone out, happens to be the time he loses control. We pulled over immediately…..called 911, and help the man (and his bike) off to the side of the road as quickly as possible. He did walk over to the right shoulder by himself. His face was really mashed up (his nose looked broken) and arms covered in blood. Crazy road rash!!! I still wonder how he’s doing 🙁
Oh, and the sirens you hear in the background aren’t because he’s being chased by the cops….my kids were watching peppa pig… was just a coincidence 😉

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20 Responses

  1. CATTLEDOGwatchNsheep says:

    Have no pity. Fool was riding a unsafe bike.Stupid is as stupid does

  2. Da Fubar says:

    That’s a common problem with HD – it’s call a death wobble, once you in it, its nearly impossible to get out of it – just so the public understands – now, once he realizes whats going on, he is the fuckin ass for continue trying to ride with the death wobble going on – Thanxs Erica for sending me this link from facebook

  3. Riggro says:

    Terrible choice of a bike, combined with terrible decisions, topped by wrong gear… This guy got what he deserved…

  4. Anderson Samson says:

    Where’s the pictures of him after he got up; this has to be something the public should see!

  5. Chris Mario says:

    that 360 though

  6. Jason Sousa says:

    HD Death Wobble. Thats why you should go Indian if you want a good cruiser 😛

  7. Richard D. Papa says:

    I Road for a long time & there is a Rule If you ride in town at lease Paints, On Hwy Or Freeway 50mph & over. Paints & Jacket Leather Pref Gloves Unless your hands are made of , Well not Flesh. I think we called them Motorcycle Gloves . You Ride , Don’t loose your Hide. Helmet or DameBrammege . Short for Brain Dammege .

  8. Rob G says:

    I have a bike that starts doing that above 70, and it’s the front tire in that case… because others with the same tire have reported the same problem. It starts very gently and gets worse the faster you go. So the smart person would SLOW DOWN. But Harley riders… well, I won’t point out the obvious.

  9. Mike Henness says:

    Personally I’ve ridden that stretch of freeway and it wouldn’t surprise me one bit to find out the crash was partially caused by the poor condition of the road surface. It’s one of the worst stretches if not the worst on I80 in Sacramento. It’s so bad that I will ride all the way around town to avoid it most days. There are deep grooves and very uneven pavement. The cagers don’t have a clue because they’re on 4 wheels and it’s not unsafe for them. I knew it was only a matter of time a bike would go down on that freeway. It looks like an older road king so if his tires and suspension were worn that definitely could contribute to the loss of control. Death wobble should not occur on a long straight stretch of road. It’s caused by the side to side or lateral movement of the rear swingarm when cornering at high speeds. If the swingarm bushings, rear shocks, or springs are worn it’s more likely to occur. Knowing that road I think there’s a strong possibility he had a mechanical issue that was exposed when he rode on that substandard surface. My two cents worth.

  10. Satnig says:

    Dumb ass for continuing to ride a bike with clearly an issue and for not wear any gear…

  11. excelerater says:

    nice riding gear , HD guys are too tough I guess .

  12. victoryredcolorado says:

    Whatever you do do not license with Jukin Media.

  13. michaeltk1 says:

    Happened to me on a Yamaha I had back in the 90’s, slow down and hold on tight and you will make it out of it if it hasn’t gone too far.

  14. GearHeadDave says:

    Look at all the “educated” internet experts…

  15. Trudi Q says:

    No matter what he rode, how he rode, what he was wearing.. FML NO ONE~ NOT A SINGLE ‘ HUMAN’ BEING ,DESERVES TO BE involved IN THE DEATH WOBBLE.. NO ONE. I dont give a flying FUCK WHO YOU ARE. OR WHAT YOU RIDE. NO ONE DESERVES THAT.

  16. Emil says:

    I was hoping for a sick ass recovery after that 360

  17. Ahhh714 says:

    Some one hit him with the red shell

  18. The Tornato says:


  19. Brandon Ramos says:

    And this is why you wear gear at all times fucking idiots out there man

  20. akachuy says:

    doesnt look like he had much time to react? maybe a second or 2..

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