Nick O'Leary, grandson of golf legend Jack Nicklaus and starting tight end for the Florida State Seminoles, received a rather brutal lesson in the laws of physics. An inattentive Lexus driver pulled out in front of the FSU player while he was traveling along on his motorcycle. The resulting collision ejected O'Leary from his bike, sending him sailing down the road for an estimated 75 to 100 feet, and the whole thing was captured on video.

The motorcycle got the worst of the ordeal, fortunately. After the collision, it was catapulted into the windshield of a stopped bus. No one was injured in the Lexus or on the bus, which captured the footage, although one passenger was very lucky that he didn't get off the bus a few seconds sooner. O'Leary, meanwhile, walked away, but was later taken to the hospital, treated for non-life-threatening injuries and released.

While the accident happened at the beginning of May, the incident is just coming to light thanks to a report from TomahawkNation, which made a public records request. Florida State's football coach, Jimbo Fisher, told the sports website, "he wrecked that daggone scooter and was banged up for about a month." Yes, this is exactly the statement we'd expect from a southern-fried ball coach named Jimbo. Take a look at the full video below.


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      mechatricity
      • 1 Year Ago
      where the hell was the lexus going?????
      Bobby_Sards
      • 1 Year Ago
      Lexus: Improper right hand turn. No signalling on a right hand turn. Wreckless Driving (going into on coming lane, pulling infront of motorcycle) Bike: probably 15mph over
      summazooma
      • 1 Year Ago
      Where was the Lexus driver going? Looked like they were going straight across the motorcycle's lane, into the bus' lane, slightly turned toward it... picking up the kid that had just gotten off of it? That could have been why they were distracted, looking towards their kid?
      cwosigns
      • 1 Year Ago
      Stop putting screenshots with a play button on them for videos when you can't actually click to play it. You do this all the time and it's VERY annoying. Just say "video after the jump" or something like every other blog on the internet does.
      RobGcf
      • 1 Year Ago
      I run a helmet cam because of crap like this. There are too many inattentive idiots in cars on the road, and this Lexus is a perfect example. And all the more reason to be wearing all the proper protective gear. I hope the Lexus was ticketed and their insurance buys the guy a new bike.
      paul
      • 1 Year Ago
      Star Metro city bus, not a school bus. The Lexus looks like it was making a pretty wide turn onto the street. Cell phone? Lexus driver was cited for causing the accident.
      lamib6297
      • 1 Year Ago
      AND....its worse than ever because EVERYONE IS TEXTING...!!!! I was recently rear ended in stop n go hwy traffic because the woman behind me was (you guessed it) texting...Everyone knows by now people are dying on the hwy because of this trend....but they don't care. Another example of the old axiom...The Masses are Asses...
        Aissa2
        • 1 Year Ago
        @lamib6297
        No, everyone does not know. The state I live in years ago had a bill to ban talking on a cellphone while driving. The reporter assigned, could not get a word, or even ask any of the senators anything during his interviews; they were parking their cars while talking on their cellphones. The bill did not become law years ago. How many thousands of people were killed between then and now because of people talking on their cell/texting?? The use of texting is simply what has evolved from using cellphones while driving. Had we learned how to use cellphones from the start, had we bothered to prevent people from using their devices sooner, we would not now be concerned of being harmed, killed or find ourselves in accidents only to find it is because someone who is incapable of chewing bubble gum and walking believes he or she can successfully drive a 2 ton or more vehicle while talking about nothing remotely as important as my life, limb or vehicle.
      eddybaby58
      • 1 Year Ago
      The guy walked away??? I was hit at 25 mph while riding my motorbike (also at about 25 mph) by a driver making an illegal left turn from the far right lane. He hit me as I was passing him to get out of the way of his illegal turn. I ended up in the ICU for 8 days with a broken clavicle, a broken scapula, 10 broken ribs, a pierced and collapsed lung, a concussion, cuts, bruises, amnesia, and three months later, continuing forgetfulness and dizzy spells and extended physical therapy. And yes, I had a helmet on. An expensive full-face helmet. If this guy truly walked away, he is so lucky.
      pikappa77
      • 1 Year Ago
      I realized that it likely wasn't a school bus, but when i approach a stopped bus I have to presume that it's loading or unloading riders and i had better slow my bike down - which is a LOT easier to do than Nick does 'coz this boy is flat out flying! When you're on a bike ALWAYS assume that you're invisible and a vehicle pointed at the street will pull out in front of you. Paranoid bikers live much longer than cocky ones.
      ryankyletippens
      • 1 Year Ago
      He was speeding....that happens..Im 47 years old and Ive been riding for 41 years.
      Seminole
      • 1 Year Ago
      That particular road has a 30MPH speed limit and the bus stop is located right on the crest of a little hill (http://goo.gl/maps/rr2Jo). O'Leary was likely speeding, but it's hard to judge from the video how much. It also doesn't explain what the heck the Lexus driver was attempting to do. He pulls out perfectly straight even before O'Leary comes over the hill and he had no room to turn right because he'd hit the bus after that and didn't even look like he was going to turn left because his car is still pointing towards the bus. Most likely had no idea if he wanted to turn left or right and just froze in the middle of the street.
        TrueDat
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Seminole
        i think he was picking up that kid... because he pulls out as soon as the kid steps off the bus.. if thats the case, it would be very easy to not look both ways as your pulling out.
      me
      • 1 Year Ago
      He was going faster than he should have, but who expects the Lexus driver to block the whole right lane at such a slow pace like that and continue moving until collision occurs. The Lexus driver himself could only have ended up in the wrong lane. That bike is probably not whisper quiet either, the Lexus driver must be deaf as well as blind.
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