Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back > News & Media > Motorcycle News & Media > Racing News
Forgot info?

Welcome to! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

FREE MH Decals by MAIL!


Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 02-11-2015, 10:40 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 141,810

Police footage shows wheelie crash from rider and drivers view

Riders miraculous escape after sliding into path of van

THIS is the moment a motorcyclist escaped with minor injuries after bodging a 70mph wheelie and sliding into the path of an oncoming van.

On-board footage from the bike and a dashboard camera in the van captured two views of the crash, both of which have been released by Sussex Police in a YouTube video.

It shows Lee Oliver, of Horsham, losing control and high-siding onto the wrong side of the road.

The 38-year-old rolls into a van before sliding another 15 metres down the road. Police say the van was forced to brake so suddenly that a following car struck it from behind.

Both Oliver and another rider, Lee Cunningham, 39, had on-board which recorded their speed.

Before the crash, Oliver had reached 130mph on the Cuckfield bypass while Cunningham hit 137mph, as well as travelling at almost three times the 30mph speed limit on another stretch of road.

The crash happened on the B2102 in Uckfield at around 9am on May 18 last year.

Cunningham and Oliver pleaded guilty to dangerous driving at Lewes Crown Court last week.

Each was given an 18-month suspended prison sentence, a four-year driving ban and ordered to do 200 hours of community service. They were also each fined £1,000 with £700 costs.

Sergeant Huw Watts, from Surrey and Sussex roads policing unit, said: ‘When you watch the video, it seems amazing that Oliver escaped with just minor injuries and concussion.

‘If he had come off his bike just seconds later he could have gone under the wheels of the van and been seriously injured or even killed.

‘Motorcyclists are vulnerable road users who usually come off worst when they are involved in a collision but this case shows how some can put themselves at risk by abusing the fact that their machines can go fast and perform stunts.

‘Every road user needs to think whether they are putting themselves in unnecessary danger and what they can do to avoid a trip to hospital.

‘The roads are no place for stunts or speeding.’
  • Sign up for Visordown's weekly newsletter, Bugsplat, to get the best motorcycle news, road tests and features plus exclusive competitions and offers direct to your inbox. Register as a Visordown member here and tick the box for Bugsplat in your newsletter settings here.
Related Content

Policewoman escapes prosecution after killing biker
No private prosecution of Collette Carpenter
Kent biker busted for 140mph on A21
Dangerous drivers get 'slap on the wrist' claim IAM
Banned biker caught 3 times over drink drive limit

NewsBot is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Crash after crash, AAA video shows dangers of distracted driving NewsBot Health 0 03-25-2015 02:10 PM
Sussex police release footage of wheelie biker crashing into van NewsBot Racing News 0 02-11-2015 05:40 AM
Police release disturbing footage of motorcycle crash NewsBot Racing News 0 09-05-2014 06:20 AM
Jay Leno CRAZY Motorcycle Crash Footage Surfaces Zapata General Discussion (Moto Related) 28 10-26-2012 01:51 PM
foliage planted between sidewalk and street block drivers view, what to do urbanXJ Off Topic 46 03-31-2011 12:55 AM

Thread Tools


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:49 PM. is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy