Motorcyclist crashes into car at high speed, ends up sitting on the trunk

By Ben Hooper Contact the Author   |   Jan. 19, 2017 at 3:03 PM
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Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A motorcyclist who crashed into the back of a car on a Washington state highway had a lucky escape from injury when he ended up sitting on the car's trunk.

Brian Becton posted a dashboard camera video to YouTube showing the scene that unfolded Tuesday on Interstate 5 in Tumwater.

The video shows a car traveling at a high rate of speed quickly brake when it approaches the rear of a slower-moving vehicle.

A motorcycle traveling behind the car has trouble braking fast enough to avoid impact and the two vehicles collide, leaving the motorcyclist sitting on the trunk of the car.

The car's driver doesn't appear to initially notice the crash, causing the man sitting on the trunk to knock forcefully on the rear window.

The car pulls over a distance down the road and the motorcyclist is eventually seen pacing at the side of the road -- visibly upset, but free from serious injuries.

"Today while I was driving there was a bad motorcycle and car accident," Becton wrote.

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