The appeal of riding a motorcycle should be obvious – the wind, the elements, the performance, all accessible via the drama of piloting two wheels. However, the cost should be equally obvious. After all, they say there are two types of riders – those who have been down, and those who are going down. The following video is an example of the latter, where we’re watching as a lane-splitting biker gets taken out by the sideview mirror on a Chevy Bolt EV.
Once again coming to us from social media, the video is just a few seconds long, and appears as though it was captured in California by the dash cam of a nearby motorist. The video opens on a multi-lane highway at rush hour, with heavy traffic clogging the lanes. The light is low and the headlights on the cars are on. In the distance, we see a long line of cars on the highway at the foot of some hills. Up ahead of the dash cam car, we see a Chevy Bolt EV, while next to it is a Tesla Model 3 sedan.
As the video gets under way, we see a biker come up along the driver’s side of the dash cam car, aiming to split the lanes between the Chevy Bolt EV and Tesla Model 3. The bike isn’t exactly small – in fact, the pair of saddle bags added to the rear end give the two-wheeler some substantial girth.
Regardless, the rider goes for the gap, swinging their bike between the two all-electric vehicles. Unfortunately, it looks like the rider isn’t paying much attention, and glances left into the cabin of the Tesla. It’s at that moment that the bike strikes the sideview mirror on the Chevy Bolt EV.
The bike ping pongs between the two cars, sending the rider tumbling to the ground. Luckily, it looks like the cars manage to miss the rider as they scramble to their feet.
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