Wednesday, September 16, 2015

GoPro Helmet Camera Captures Collision Between a Motorcycle and Fire Truck

One motorcycle rider in California is lucky to be alive — and he has the video to prove it. Jesse Lopez was riding his motorcycle through the Angeles National Forest in Los Angeles, California, when he took a blind turn and crashed straight into an oncoming fire truck, ABC station KABC reported.

The 24-year-old’s collision with a Los Angeles County Fire Department truck was all caught on his GoPro helmet camera.

The dramatic video shows Lopez racing up Glendora Ridge Road behind another biker: He goes around a blind corner, swerves to the left and smashes head-on with the oncoming truck.

The camera spun off his helmet and landed on the ground before his friend grabbed it several minutes later as firefighters tended to Lopez’s injuries.
“When I saw what happened, I got shocked. I was like, ‘Whoa!’” Lopez told KABC.

Lopez has no memory of the April 1 crash and compared seeing the helmet-camera video to watching a movie about someone else, KABC reported.

He had two compound fractures in his left leg and a severely broken arm, but Lopez – and his GoPro – survived the crash. He is still recovering from his injuries nearly three months later.

“Especially head-on, you don’t think many people would survive that. Guess he’s lucky to be alive,” his friend Angelo Guerrero told KABC.

The firefighters were able to radio to a medical helicopter and Lopez was taken to a nearby hospital, KABC reported.

Nobody else was injured in the accident.

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