A motorcyclist riding at the Snetterton Circuit in Norfolk, England, was knocked unconscious by the belly pan of another bike and crashed at a speed upward of 140 mph.
Joshua Boyd took to Facebook to count his blessings and also lash out at organizers and the other rider, writing that June 3 could have “easily been my last day.”
Video captured the belly pan of a yellow ZX10R darting off camera — striking Boyd in the head.
He comes into the frame unconscious and leaning over the side of his bike.
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He veers off the track and falls as bike parts are sent flying all around.
In his post, Boyd wrote, “It’s sickening to think that Trackday Organisers are all to quick [sic] to prevent you from joining the circuit if your noise level is 1 db above the set limit but will not check to see if the machines themselves are fit for purpose.”
“03/06/2017 could of easily been my last day due to the faults of another person,” he added in the post. “This incident was caused by carelessness from the owner of the Yellow ZX10R. Properly fastened and secured bodywork doesn’t ‘fall off.’ ”
He said the bike part struck his head and immediately knocked him unconscious. This forced his body to fall back and lean over the side of the bike.
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Boyd said he had no memory of the event and woke up in the hospital with blurred vision — seeing different colors.
“I have been extremely fortunate to come away from the crash without serious injury. I will certainly never do a Trackday again…”
The rider also thanked those who pulled up after the crash.
Boyd concluded, “Poor judgement could end someone’s life.”
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