How lucky can a guy be who has his motorcycle rear-ended on a Dallas freeway and then gets sandwiched between the car that hits him and a car in front? And then, after all that, gets thrown into the next lane of traffic -- where he barely misses being run over by a white SUV?
He lived to tell about it.
Bruce Tomaso of the Dallas Morning News has the story:
"I'm all right," the motorcyclist, 25-year-old Zacharie Perez, said in an interview. "I guess I was pretty fortunate."Lesson learned? Always wear a helmet!
"Everyone who's seen the video says I was lucky," he says. "My fiancé's mother said everyone she knows who's been involved in a motorcycle accident is either dead or paralyzed."
Perez, who was wearing a helmet, is already back at his job, working for Viverae, a corporate wellness company. He expects to make a full recovery, though he says he still has a slight limp and chronic back pain, along with soreness in his knees. Because he's still healing from the spleen surgery, he said, "I can't lift anything over five pounds."