The image above is a frame from English motorcyclist Jack Sanderson's helmet cam. After a bit of impatience while riding a seven-mile stretch of the A537 called Cat and Fiddle, 21-year-old Sanderson learned why it's one of the most dangerous roads in all of Europe. He took a corner too fast, couldn't keep it inside the white dividing line and, when he crossed into the oncoming lane, there was a Honda headed at him.

With nowhere else to go, Sanderson took the high road - and by "high-road" we mean drove off the tarmac and tumbled 40 feet down a hill. His Kawasaki Ninja was a write-off, but incredibly Sanderson escaped with a mild concussion and a cut on his hand - not even getting the cut until he grabbed some barbed wire while walking back up the hill.

Sanderson said the incident changed his whole outlook on life, and posted video of the incident on YouTube as a lesson to other riders. You can watch it below.


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      Jondaman
      • 8 Months Ago
      This guy went to the other side, even though there was clearly mark as no passing zone with the double lines. I guess he didn't die is the good thing, hopefully he take the second chance of life and follow the traffic laws, or break them less recklessly.
      johnnythemoney
      • 8 Months Ago
      It did say "SLOW DOWN", you f****** m****.
      jebibudala
      • 8 Months Ago
      At least he learned.
      Johnny Trailerpark
      • 8 Months Ago
      A$$HOLE.
      ChaosphereIX
      • 8 Months Ago
      car>bike...every time I really don't get motorcycling, so dangerous...
        GR
        • 8 Months Ago
        @ChaosphereIX
        It's not motorcycling so much as how you ride. This video is great proof. The guy was speeding and then went into a curve. He obviously couldn't stay in his lane, but there was a car there. It's 100% the fault of the rider for the way he was riding.
        Alasdair
        • 8 Months Ago
        @ChaosphereIX
        Don't get me wrong, I've had some amazing drives but the extra sensation (maybe it's the leaning) you get on two wheels makes it a hard itch not to scratch. I've had a couple of crashes, but only when I was riding like a ******** and having my gear on meant I was no worse for wear, though unfortunately the bikes were write offs. If I could afford another motorbike I'd have one in a shot. The other great thing is that you don't need to go fast to get the thrills
      Dan
      • 8 Months Ago
      He was going too fast for his talent level, not too fast for the road. All the speed limits and speed cameras in the world won't change that. Lack of rider training was all that happened here. The same thing happens in cars all the time. Anyone who said he was going to fast doesn't know anything about bikes. He had SIGNIFICANT amounts of available lean angle and distance he could have leaned off the inside the bike. That corner was perfectly makeable for the speed he was going.
      yjbeach
      • 8 Months Ago
      Would he have made the turn if they didn't drive opposite our roads? He would have had a wider angle take the corner.
        Eric2203
        • 8 Months Ago
        @yjbeach
        Because clearly, every road in the entire world only has left turns, right? Did you actually think before you typed?
      IBx27
      • 8 Months Ago
      Wanna be treated with respect like a car? Start driving like one.
      joe shmoe
      • 8 Months Ago
      that's right dumbass. Stay in your fuggin lane.
      bonehead
      • 8 Months Ago
      wait why did the guy say it was a 50mph zone?. Dont they use kph in Europe. 50kph is like only 31mph
      ragtopdodge
      • 8 Months Ago
      typical squid
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