Video: Motorcyclist unhurt after being knocked through the air - New York News

Video: Motorcyclist unhurt after being knocked through the air

Posted: Updated:
The motorcyclist can be seen in the highlighted area of the frame (CPD image) The motorcyclist can be seen in the highlighted area of the frame (CPD image)
CLEARWATER (FOX 13) -

He says without the video, you'd never believe his story.

"Now that you can see the footage, what (I) was saying was the truth!" said Michael Smith. "I just thought nobody cared. I could honestly be dead."

On May 24th, Smith was headed up Belcher at Gulf to Bay on a motorcycle. He says the light was yellow.

The other driver, Alex Hall thought it was red, and made a left.

"I had to brace for impact," said Smith. "I knew there was no way I was dodging it, laying down the bike, there was none of that."

He had liftoff.

"I just let it all go from there," he said. "I was upside down, and I had my shades on and I was like yo. I could either land on my feet or my head right now. And right after I got done thinking that, I landed on my feet, rolled, and get the BLEEP up, let me get up, sorry about that!"

After his feet hit, he did another flip and then walked around..

"I'm walking to make sure everything is cool, you know? I'm like that was real, you know what I mean? What just happened was real. My bike, 'Lindsay Lohan' was down."

"Lindsay" was totaled.

The side of the car was dented.

"Everybody just runs out of their car and was like, 'What was that?!'"

Smith wasn't wearing a helmet, and was cited for not having a motorcycle endorsement. He promises to get one before his court date.

He's just glad he has a court date.

"I have eight lives left. I used the one that day," Smith said.

Hall was cited for making an illegal left turn, but he says that the light was definitely red.

He says it was Michael who broke the rules by running the light.

Witnesses at the scene agreed with Michael's version of events.

Now, it's up to the insurance companies.


  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Bratton: Islamic State group threat expanding

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-09-17 00:43:17 GMT
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
    New York City has entered a "new era" of potential terror threats as hostilities between the United States and extremists from the Islamic State group intensify, Police Commissioner William Bratton said Tuesday. Bratton told reporters that there is no current information pointing to a specific threat against the city.
  • High-fiving strangers in NYC

    High-fiving strangers in NYC

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:01 PM EDT2014-09-16 22:01:29 GMT
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
    Looking for a taxi cab is a common sight in the city. For some people, an outstretched arm is usually the sign for hailing a cab. A few other folks see it as something else.Meet Meir Kalmanson. He sees a hand in the air as an opportunity to lighten up a person's serious or frantic state. Meir decided to high-five his way down Fifth Avenue. The video of his rebellion of social norms has gone viral.
  • Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Empire State Building Facebook review controversy

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-09-16 21:52:40 GMT
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
    When it comes to visiting New York City landmarks, half the fun is reviewing them afterward on social media sites like Facebook. But some folks say the Empire State Building is reporting their reviews as spam.
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices