Tumbling Biker: “I Had To Bail”

(WFLA TV photo)

CLEARWATER, Florida (WFLA) — For Mike Smith, May 24th goes down as the day he almost died. While riding his motorcycle, a car turned left into his path, forcing him to do a front flip over the car, landing on his feet.

Smith explained the split second moment as he watched the video taken from a red light camera at Gulf To Bay and Belcher in Clearwater.

“I just hit that back brake and front brake at the same exact time. The minute my front wheel grazed that paint of that car I ejected myself. I just jumped,” said Smith. “I said, ‘I gotta bail’. I’m not going through that car, I have to go over it.”

Mike is back on a new bike.

The driver of the car was cited for making an improper left turn.

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