Motorcyclist survives close shave with SUV crash


A split second makes a massive difference

 

Motorcyclist Malik Elizee was lucky enough to walk away from a car crash when a driver ran a red light and T-boned into another car directly in his path.

In the video, the driver in the white Ford Fusion sedan is seen accelerating after the light goes green at the intersection. After five seconds, the Camaro is seen running the red light from the left and smashing into the side of the black Toyota RAV4, tipping it onto its side and pushing it into the path of the motorcyclist.

As his motorcycle slams into the SUV’s underside, Elizee uses slides across the RAV4 and grabs the handhold near the suspension and rides the SUV a few feet before letting go and rolling out of the way.

Elizee said that the crash happened in Plano, Texas, adding:

Someone ran a red light and I got real lucky.

To answer some common questions: No one left in an ambulance, myself included. I was wearing most of my gear (was only going up the road so only had on regular jeans and boots), gloves and jacket saved me what would’ve been some serious sliding damage.

The bike would’ve been a lot worse shape if not for my frame sliders. My frame slider is completely grinded and destroyed but it saved most of the bike. Other than some broken plastic and mirror, the damage isn’t too serious.

Still can start up and ride, I actually rode it home.

Elizee got off lucky, and there isn’t much you can do in a situation like that where someone else is responsible. But make sure you stay alert, and hope your reflexes come in handy at the last minute.

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