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Biker jumps off bike because it goes over Daytona’s Principal Avenue Bridge

A Georgia biker escaped severe damage and narrowly missed falling into the Halifax River Saturday by leaping off his bike that was left dangling on the finish of a rising half of the Principal Avenue drawbridge in Daytona Seaside.

A video recording by cameras on the bridge launched by Volusia County officers on Monday reveals Mark Allen Hagen, 50, of Metter, Georgia, who was in Daytona Seaside for Bike Week, leaping off the bike and falling onto the metallic grating of the drawbridge.

Daytona Seaside Police mentioned Hagen advised them he didn’t see the lowered arms of the drawbridge due to the rain.

Reached by phone on Monday, a lady who addressed Hagen as “honey” requested the reporter to be affected person as Hagen was sluggish shifting. She initially requested Hagen to speak to a reporter, however when the reporter recognized himself, she then mentioned “I do not wish to discuss to you. We’re not giving any (remark). Goodbye.”

Mark Allen Hagen is seen swerving as he jumped off the bike

On Saturday, Hagen’s 2008 Honda bike, which was pulling a utility trailer, went over the the rising west aspect half of the Principal Avenue Bridge. However the bike didn’t fall into the river because the trailer obtained caught on the bridge, in line with Daytona Seaside Police.

Within the video recording, the arms of the drawbridge could be seen coming down with flashing lights within the rain. Shortly after they had been down, Hagen’s bike is seen crashing by means of one lowered arm, as he headed east on Principal Avenue and towards the bridge plank that was beginning to rise.

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The bike jumps onto the rising metallic grating after which Hagen is seen swerving as he jumped off the bike.

In a crash report, Daytona Seaside Police famous that Hagen advised them he was wiping rain off his helmet’s face protect and didn’t see the lowered arms of the bridge.

“V-1 (Hagen’s bike) was pulling a trailer and was suspended within the air by the trailer hitch,” police wrote within the report.

Police mentioned Hagen suffered non-life threatening accidents and was transported to Halifax Well being Medical Heart for therapy.

The crash closed off the Principal Avenue Bridge from 9:51 a.m. to 12:33 p.m., giving Volusia County employees time to restore the arm and examine the bridge, Daytona Seaside Police mentioned. Hagen’s bike sustained $5,000 in damages, police mentioned.

Hagen was charged with careless driving that carries a $166 effective.

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