A horrifying video shows the moment a man traveling down Interstate 80E in California lost control of his motorcycle in a death wobble.
In a hard-to-watch video posted online by Erica Hoff, the man had just merged onto the Sacramento highway when his motorcycle started shaking.
Hoff wrote in the caption of the video that she was driving in the fast lane with her kids at the time of the incident.
‘As he merged, his bike would shake and wobble. He sometimes would only have one hand on the handle bars while it was shaking!!’
She said she ‘couldn’t figure out why it was shaking, but we noticed it would only do it once he hit high speeds’.
After about five or 10 miles, Hoff said her family watched him ‘almost’ lose control nearly six times.
‘So I got my phone out, thinking “its only a matter of time before he crashes” and I wanted the video as evidence in case anyone else got hurt,’ she said.
And Hoff ended up being right. In her 18 second video, the man is seen losing control in a death wobble in the middle of the road.
In an attempt to keep the motorcycle from tipping over, the man tried to brake and put his feet out, but it was too late.
The bike then spun around, launching the man face first into the road.
As cars passed by, the man was dragged by the road until it finally halted.
Hoff said she immediately pulled over and called 911.
She said her family helped ‘the man (and his bike) off to the side of the road as quickly as possible’.
But the man, who was seriously banged up, walked over to the right shoulder of the road by himself, according to Hoff.
‘His face was really mashed up (his nose looked broken) and arms covered in blood. Crazy road rash!!! I still wonder how he’s doing,’ Hoff wrote in the caption of the video.