A Ga biker escaped major damage and narrowly skipped slipping into the Halifax River Saturday by leaping off his motorcycle that was still left dangling at the conclusion of a growing half of the Main Street drawbridge in Daytona Seashore.
A movie recording by cameras at the bridge unveiled by Volusia County officers on Monday demonstrates Mark Allen Hagen, 50, of Metter, Ga, who was in Daytona Seashore for Bike Week, jumping off the motorcycle and falling on to the metallic grating of the drawbridge.
Daytona Seaside Police said Hagen advised them he did not see the decreased arms of the drawbridge due to the fact of the rain.
Reached by telephone on Monday, a girl who tackled Hagen as “honey” asked the reporter to be affected individual as Hagen was gradual shifting. She originally requested Hagen to discuss to a reporter, but when the reporter determined himself, she then mentioned “I never want to communicate to you. We are not supplying any (remark). Goodbye.”
Mark Allen Hagen is noticed swerving as he jumped off the motorcycle
On Saturday, Hagen’s 2008 Honda motorbike, which was pulling a utility trailer, went over the the climbing west facet 50 % of the Major Road Bridge. But the motorbike did not drop into the river as the trailer received trapped on the bridge, according to Daytona Beach front Law enforcement.
In the video clip recording, the arms of the drawbridge can be noticed coming down with flashing lights in the rain. Shortly immediately after they were down, Hagen’s motorbike is observed crashing through a person lowered arm, as he headed east on Main Avenue and toward the bridge plank that was starting off to rise.
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The bike jumps onto the soaring metal grating and then Hagen is found swerving as he jumped off the motorbike.
In a crash report, Daytona Beach front Law enforcement noted that Hagen instructed them he was wiping rain off his helmet’s face protect and did not see the reduced arms of the bridge.
“V-1 (Hagen’s motorcycle) was pulling a trailer and was suspended in the air by the trailer hitch,” police wrote in the report.
Police claimed Hagen endured non-existence threatening injuries and was transported to Halifax Health Professional medical Middle for therapy.
The crash closed off the Major Street Bridge from 9:51 a.m. to 12:33 p.m., offering Volusia County staff time to restore the arm and inspect the bridge, Daytona Beach Law enforcement stated. Hagen’s motorcycle sustained $5,000 in damages, law enforcement reported.
Hagen was charged with careless driving that carries a $166 good.
This post initially appeared on The Daytona Seaside News-Journal: Georgia biker jumps off motorbike as it goes more than Daytona’s Major Road Bridge. Watch video.