Motorcyclist Rear-Ends Van, Sails Through Window, Lands In Back Seat

VICTORVILLE (AP) — A motorcyclist who plowed into a minivan landed unscathed in the back seat, and the driver didn’t realize it until he turned into his nearby driveway, authorities said.

“We’re calling this one a non-injury collision with a twist,” Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County sheriff’s Victorville station, told the Victorville Daily Press.

The van was slowing to make a left turn when the motorcycle rear-ended it Thursday.

Callers reporting the accident told authorities: “We don’t know where the rider is,” and there was concern he might have slid under the van, Hunt said.

“That’s when it started to sound ominous,” she said.

In reality, the rider had flown through the van’s back window and landed in the backseat. The van driver continued to his home less than a half-block away, where he called out to his wife that he’d been rear-ended and needed to return to the accident scene.

As he turned around to back out of the driveway, he saw the dazed biker.

The rider’s helmet absorbed most of the impact, and he only asked for an ice pack for his hand, Hunt said. He did not receive further medical treatment.

Neither man was cited for the accident. Their names were not immediately released.

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  • Rick

    How much did the driver charge for cab fare?

  • c

    This must have been one of those new model minivans that don’t have a rear window. If a person of any size were to fly through my back window, I think I would have heard the huge loud CRASH of a body going through glass.

  • geeM

    While that’s an amazing result for the rider, how numb must the driver have been to not realize that they had been hit and the back window had exploded ?

  • Joe

    It just wasn’t your time to die dude.

  • CJ

    Was the driver deaf and blind? How can you not hear or see someone just plowed through your back window and end up in your back seats? :/

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