Road rash: Speeding biker survives 100-foot slide after motorcycle goes down on I-75

Under a curtain of darkness punctuated only by flashing emergency lights, a man who rescuers say is lucky to have survived a motorcycle crash was flown to Broward Health Medical Center late Monday night.

It was about 10 p.m. when the unidentified man in his 30s was heading east on Interstate 75 near U.S. 27 in western Broward “at a high rate of speed” on a sporting-type motorcycle when the bike went out of control, according to Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue.

When the motorcycle went down, the rider slid about 100 feet on the highway — his bike slid another 100 feet or so before stopping in a ditch.

He was wearing a helmet but not any type of protective clothing — but escaped with only a foot injury and “significant road rash,” said Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue Battalion Chief Michael Kane, spokesman for the agency.


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