Crazy motorcycle crash at an approximate 120 miles per hour on a public road with the featured squid rider not wearing any motorcycle gear aside from a full-face helmet. The rider was extremely lucky to only sustain a fractured collarbone and hip. No life-threatening injuries to the rider.
Dario (crashed rider) locked his front wheel as he was going stupidly fast and approaching a car that had move onto the left lane in which he was riding. He panicked and grab a choke full of the front brake, locking the wheel. A fishtail wobble ensued (he did not release the front brake) and he went down, sustaining said fractured collarbone and a fractured hip. He also had extensive road rash in both legs and arms which are still requiring skin grafts.
He is alive and recovering, and mentions that he has learned his lesson. He acknowledged that he was riding irresponsibly and knew it was only a matter of time before he crashed doing his high speed racing on public roads. Racing at high speeds on roads and highways is common in this area and many get killed regularly. It's very common for a rider to egg another rider to race each other with no regards for the safety of other motorists.
The use of motorcycle gear is, of course, negligible. The excuse is that motorcycle gear is expensive, which is a crap excuse anyway. Good motorcycle gear would have ameliorated Dario’s injuries substantially, including road rash and lifelong scarring that he has to live with.
In high-speed motorcycle crashes on public roads (like this one), so long as a rider does NOT hit anything that is not moving and which forces the rider to stop instantly, the rider will come out alive of the crash and will thus fare a lot better wearing gear than without. But then, squid racing should be done on the track (if at all) and not on public roads.
We wish Dario a speedy recovery.
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