Police said they’re amazed a 63-year-old Man Ripped Off His Motorcycle by a low-hanging wire, survived and only suffered minor injuries.
The crash happened around 7:45 a.m. Wednesday in Bath Township, south of Cleveland.
“Initially when we received the call, we feared the worst — possibly decapitation,” Chief Mike McNeely said. “He suffered bruising from around his neck, but he was able to walk away from the accident amazingly.”
The Man Ripped Off His Motorcycle was traveling westbound, and police said the sun and shadows made it even more difficult to see the black line dangling close to the roadway.
During a 911 call, the man said it felt like “a rope burn” when he was pulled off the motorcycle. The speed limit on the road is 45 mph.
“I’m riding a motorcycle, and there’s a low wire like cable television that cut me right in the neck,” he told the operator. “And it pulled me off.”
When the operator asked if he was alright, the Man Ripped Off His Motorcycle, survived and only suffered minor injuries.
responded, “Kind of, I think.”
“Everybody was amazed at the scene that somebody would survive this type of crash,” McNeely said.