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Biker Dad: Dog nearly kills two riders, caught on camera

(Source: YouTube) (Source: YouTube)
Omro, WI (WMC) -

It's an incredibly frightening moment caught on camera by two bikers on YouTube. It happened on Hwy 21 in Omro, Wisconsin this past weekend. 

Different angles of the incident are captured by two different riders.

In the first, recorded by a motorcyclist named Travis Meyer, you see the group of riders on the highway. From the right side of the screen, a yellow dog suddenly bursts from the shoulder into the path of the motorcycle, narrowly missing him.

The rider, wearing a helmet mounted camera, turns his head to follow the dog. That's when one of his biker buddies slammed head on into the dog. He immediately went down in a frightening crunch, another rider trying to avoid the mess lays his bike down just behind him. 


But it's the second angle that shows you the second biker came closest to death.

As he's still sliding on the pavement, now across the line into oncoming traffic, a semi truck barrels his way. The driver sees him, tries to swerve, but that would not be enough.

The rider musters what appears to be superhuman agility. Somehow in one fluid incredible motion, he rises from the slide to his feet and in unbelievable fashion is able to leap out of the way.

The rider in the front appears to be the most badly injured. He can be heard wailing in pain while his friends dial 911 for help. It's unclear from the video how badly the dog was hurt. But a YouTube user named R6down Ullrich  commented Monday on the video saying, "I am the rider that hit the dog. "I'm sure it was dead on impact. I couldn't have missed the dog by much so it was hit it or force the guy next to me in the ditch and it happened so fast. Not blaming the dog by any means but a few people say that dog runs around all the time there."

I talked to the riders involved via Facebook Live on Tuesday. Watch that interview below:

This is just one example of the dangers facing bikers on the roads. This is why being head-up at all times is important.

We can ask drivers to look twice for motorcycles, take all the safety precautions in the world, but things like this will still happen. We are quickly approaching May, which is motorcycle safety awareness month. Let's try and make sure we all make it there.

Please be careful out there and follow me on social media

Chris Best is the Assistant News Director for WMC Action News 5. He's a husband and father of four, He's also a motorcycle enthusiast.

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