A motor biker’s headcam captured the moment he ran out of luck after dodging several vehicles at high speed before finally getting wedged between two cars after a shocking crash that killed seven.
Carreteras y Puentes Federales (CAPUFE), the body that maintains roads and bridges in the region, said in a statement that they believe the pile-up of crashed bikes seen in the footage was caused by dozens of riders speeding down the motorway.
The man who filmed it was one of several bikers that had been going too fast and ended up crashing into the back of traffic on a congested motorway in Mexico’s capital, Mexico City, on the Mexico-Cuernavaca motorway near the town of Tres Marias last Sunday (15th August).
It is unknown if the speeding bikers were racing each other illegally or if they were all independently simply travelling too fast.
The driver who was filming, who has not been identified, was recording himself as he sped down the motorway weaving between traffic at a shocking speed.
But he pays the price as he turns a corner and the traffic jam ahead comes into view. The driver slams on the brakes, causing the tires to squeal, but the bike continues to move at speed and smashes into the back of a car sending the biker somersaulting through the air and landing in between two vehicles.
After the driver flips over his bike he then stands up only to find several other bikers had suffered the same fate.
He can be heard asking the other bikers: “Are you okay? Are you okay?”.
Local news site El Universal reports that the pile-up of motorcyclists resulted in seven deaths and 15 injuries.
The biker in the footage appeared to leave the scene without any serious injuries although this has not been confirmed by local sources.