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This Is What You See when Crashing Head-On into a Truck

The video below is unedited and comes from the very GoPro camera the rider Jesse Lopez wore on April 1st, 2015 when he crashed into a truck on the Glendora Ridge Road, East of Pasadena, California.
This doesn't look good at all 1 photo
Other truncated versions made it on video social media websites and they might show a different story than what happened in reality. Of course, we're talking about the other rider, picking the camera and all, instead of helping.

Lopez himself says that the accident took place around 2:42, while at 10:28 he is asking his buddy to pick the camera for him. The emergency response team was already alerted, and a helicopter was on the way. The air ambulance can be heard at the end of the video. Simply had to make these mentions, because we ran into quite a lot of hate discourse on other websites that showed the edited video...Too much speed, too little motorcycle training, a difficult canyon road, and panic will have you meet the truck
Now, it's pretty obvious that the Glendora Ridge Road is not exactly the best place for Jesse to do almost 60 mph (just under 100 km/h). A bike in good running condition and with good tires could effortlessly ride aggressively on that road, but for this it needs a skilled rider at the helm. And Jesse doesn't look like being up for the task.

Those who are used to canyon carving could almost predict that something bad is on the way. He simply does not carve the road, regardless of whether he's in a left- or right-hander. Jesses simply rides too fast and too recklessly for his skills.

Now, the best part of all this is that he escaped with several fractures and lives to tell the story. Some say he'll either become a supermotard star, or refrain from such mindless riding and become a more sensible rider altogether.

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