What type of transport do you think is more dangerous forhuman life - motorcycles, or cars? If you think that motorcycles, you are absolutely right, because according to statistics, motorcyclists die in traffic accidents much more often than motorists. This is not surprising, because having lost control of a motorcycle, a person can easily fly out of it and get many fatal fractures from hitting the asphalt. However, recently a professional racer managed to survive, falling from a motorcycle at a speed of 346 kilometers per hour.
The accident occurred in a drag racing competitionNHRA Northwest Nationals in Washington State. Races held as part of this event are short races on a straight track at high speeds. Depending on the event, both cars and motorcycles participate in them. An amazing incident occurred during a Harley-Davidson motorcycle race.
Will a person survive falling from a motorcycle?
One of the racers named Bo Lane had a great start.Check in, standing on the rear wheel. However, later he had to get on both wheels and then a problem arose - the man lost control of the motorcycle, and he began to be carried away. Subsequently, the driver crashed into the fence at a speed of 346 kilometers per hour and fell on the asphalt. The motorcycle drove on, but the racer flew along the asphalt about a hundred meters.
All that happened is a very terrible sight. However, the audience was probably surprised that after the fall the man got to his feet and began to walk independently. A medical examination showed that his bones remained safe and sound, but the man received several injuries and a deep cut on his arm. It is reported that due to an injury he needed a surgical operation, but which one is unknown.
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Motorcycle gear can save a life
Most likely, the motorcyclist survivedthanks to its equipment. Particularly vulnerable parts of the riders' body are the back, neck, elbows and knees. Based on this, motorcyclists' clothing consists of a protective helmet, a motorcycle jacket, gloves and trousers. Judging by the video, the motorcyclist had all the elements of clothing - probably they took all the blow.
Although the motorcycle continued to move, it eventually collapsed.
Harley-Davidson motorcycles, in turn, inonce again proved their power and reliability. Not only did the model participating in the race accelerate to 346 kilometers per hour in seconds, it also withstood a strong blow and drove on. At the moment, the company is developing new models of motorcycles, one of which works on electricity. At the beginning of 2019, it was proved that the Harley-Davidson LiveWire electric motorcycle can accelerate to 100 kilometers per hour in just 3 seconds.
The accident is another reminder of how important it is to wear a helmet and strong protective clothing when driving a motorcycle. You can discuss the video in the comments, or in our Telegram chat.