August 15, 2007

Sober, but legless

A Japanese biker failed to notice his leg had been severed below the knee when he hit a safety barrier and continued riding for 2 km (1.2 miles), while a friend collected his limb.

The 54-year-old office worker was out on his motorcycle with a group of friends in the city of Hamamatsu, west of Tokyo, on Monday, when he was unable to negotiate a curve in the road and bumped into the central barrier.

He felt excruciating pain, but didn't notice that his right leg was missing until he stopped at the next junction.

The man and his leg were taken to hospital, but the limb had been crushed in the collision.


  1. Grazed?


  2. Anonymous2:05 PM

    Yes, something similar happened to Damian's common sense whilst flying a simulator one day...

  3. It's much easier to understand if a person fails to notice that a ear probe has extracted most of their brain matter Father.

    I mean, how would you know, 'ey?