A group of motorcyclists encountered one hell of an incident on a Texas highway, all of which was captured thanks to the magic of helmet cam. This time, however, it doesn't involve the authorities and more than just the riders' pride was hurt.

According to one of the bikers on the weekly ride in McAllen, Texas, a truck was carrying large styrofoam boxes that weren't properly tied down. As the group came up behind the truck, one of the boxes flew out and shattered in front of the riders. One of the motorcycles went down in the explosion of styrofoam, and second rider went down after, clipping the first downed bike in the process. Both riders were taken to the hospital and, thankfully, were released the following day with nothing worse than bruising and road rash. One of the bikes, though, was totaled.

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      djdc123
      • 2 Years Ago
      FYI for riders/bystanders: DO NOT attempt to take a riders helmet off unless his/her airway (breathing) is compromised by it!!! -Medic
      Barricade
      • 2 Years Ago
      I almost nailed a wooden shipping skid on I-495. The Jag type S behind me wasn't so lucky.
      Ben Dover
      • 2 Years Ago
      Be careful guys, there are a lot of dangers out there on the road. Styrofoam boxes, feather pillows, large bugs, ping pong balls, and other things that will KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR BIKE!
        samagon0
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ben Dover
        it's not all that bad, but seriously, advice I was given by a wizened rider: if it's too small for a meal, don't try to avoid it. I don't think he was assuming styrofoam would be on the menu, that's just scary, and good reason to always ride with caution.
          Ducman69
          • 2 Years Ago
          @samagon0
          And remember that if a whole bunch of your friends decide to "lay it down" for no good reason, be sure to loop around revving your engine wildly. This reminds onlookers that despite the mass wipeout, you guys are still cool.
      Wolf
      • 2 Years Ago
      "Are you mad? You don't know the power of Styrofoam!"
        Tyler
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Wolf
        LMAO I'll have to watch that with the kids tonight.
      john
      • 2 Years Ago
      Well maybe the riders that fell will learn not to get on a bike again. Riders will never get it..they will never understand..glad everyone was ok at least.
        soloscorpio777
        • 2 Years Ago
        @john
        John, you're correct on the physics, and EVERY rider should be aware of ALL the risks. Some of us just choose to really truly LIVE, until we die.
        Ducman69
        • 2 Years Ago
        @john
        Understand what? That you're a ***** overly averse to taking any risk? Cut us some slack, we hardly know you. ;) And I guess you think skydivers, rock climbers, SCUBA, GA pilots and the like "will never understand", rather than just enjoy the sports and manage the risks... *facepalm*
          Graham
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          Ducman, take all the risks you want. I don't care if you kill yourself. I don't know you. As long as nobody else has to pay for it, I'm good.
          john
          • 2 Years Ago
          @Ducman69
          I can cut you all the sack you want, that won't save your life though. I do wish every rider luck and i do respect them on the road when they're around me but that still won't save their life. Every rider falls at least once, the ones who don't fall again don't get on the bike again..either by choice or death.
        Etchaskrach
        • 2 Years Ago
        @john
        You sir, are an insensitive idiot.
        avconsumer2
        • 2 Years Ago
        @john
        In reply to your reply to kparker12... you are completely and utterly wrong - the "physics alone" will not kill you "on a fall". I, along with the video, and millions of riders are undeniable proof. Back to school professor - for physics at least.
      AngeloD
      • 2 Years Ago
      I give credit to these motorcyclists for wearing protective gear. However, if they couldn't avoid this debris they were likely either: following too closely, riding too fast, not paying enough attention, displaying poor avoidance skills, or some combination of these.
      DooMMasteR
      • 2 Years Ago
      dare those people who just passed that accident without even stopping and asking how to help… wtf is wrong in those peoples minds?
        wickedsc300
        • 2 Years Ago
        @DooMMasteR
        They probably saw the **** ton of ppl already there and knew there was nothing they could do.
      JasonERF
      • 2 Years Ago
      Wow. Nice to hear not everyone is desensitized to crazy moments like this. Guy sounded genuinely horrified!
        AP1_S2K
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        oh god no
        Carbon Fibre
        • 2 Years Ago
        @JasonERF
        I thought he saw the worst in his view since it was hard to see anything in our view but thank God nothing gory. Was there a need to rev the sh*t out of the bike.
      Ducman69
      • 2 Years Ago
      Ugh, typed long ass comment and it didn't even show up. Condensed version, I've been riding 16 years and can assure you that the styrofoam boxes did not cause the accident. Target fixation and inexperienced riders did. You could throw those boxes at me all day, and it wouldn't knock me off my bike. Retards.
        Boston
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        cool empathy bro
        graphikzking
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        I've seen motogp riders lose their bike on a straightaway with no other traffic. There are millions of variables to take into account. For all we know a piece could have flew up and hit him right in the neck. Styrofoam at 55mph straight into your neck COULD give you a very nice gash if your head isn't down. Yeah - I'm sure all riders would be ok if you told them "crouch down it's just strofoam and drive through it" but the fact of the matter is the rider probably had NO idea what the material even was right before he hit it. I have 5 close friends that have all rode for 10+ years and EVERY one of us has some sort of crash - from rock in the radiator and leak causing the tire to slide out... to being cut off by SUV's not looking. Crap happens. It's easy to be an "armchair driver" - fact - this guy had NO idea it was styrofoam. Fact - you have no idea if he had his windscreen open and got nailed in the eye, neck etc.
          Ben Dover
          • 2 Years Ago
          @graphikzking
          I've had my license plate fall off (my fault, poor maintenance), get kicked by the tire and wedged into the swingarm that bent it into a V-shape slicing the tire in half. The bike felt wobbly after the loud bang, but I kept my head up, my eyes forward, and pulled to the side of the road. And if he had his shield open on the highway and got hit in the eye, he should get a vasectomy to that the retard genes don't ruin the pool.
        fibbs
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Ducman69
        Nice troll dickwad. One thing I've learned is you can ride for 1 year or 50 and every one of those rides is a learning experience be it on dirt track or road Please disregard this Asshats comments.
          S.
          • 2 Years Ago
          @fibbs
          OK fibbs, we will disregard your comment.
      Will Heineman
      • 2 Years Ago
      I truly hope someone kept up with the truck that dumped that styrofoam and either got his plates or got him to stop!
      HustlinFlip
      • 2 Years Ago
      This reminds me of the time I was exiting onto a highway when a Dodge Ram towing an open trailer full of car parts zoomed by me. In his open trailer was a loose, unsecured pick-up bed cap that consequentially flipped up into the air after wind got underneath it and smashed into the ground in front of my Jeep. Stupid drivers need to be held to stricter penalties when cargo comes loose on the highway.
      Dark Gnat
      • 2 Years Ago
      I get tired of contractors leaving open boxes of nails setting their trucks. Secure your sh*t, people!
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