A spectacular accident on Interstate 95 Monday night rivaled a scene from a movie when an out-of-control motorcycle flew off an exit ramp’s wall, landed on a vehicle below, then burst into flames, the Florida Highway Patrol said.
Both motorists were taken to the hospital, but neither suffered serious injured.
FHP said the motorcycle, driven by Ricardo Lambert, 22, of North Miami, had been northbound approaching the exit ramp to State Road 84 around 7 p.m. when the rider lost control, hit a curb and was thrown from the bike to the roadway, said FHP Sgt. Mark Wysocky. The driver was wearing a helmet.
But the motorcycle became kept rolling on its own, climbed over a the wall and fell below, landing on the roof of a 1994 Nissan Sentra driven by an unsuspecting northbound Bret Krupnik, 40, of Hollywood, FHP said.
The impact caused the Nissan to burst into flames. The driver of the burning car managed to get out without serious injury.
The crash closed traffic for several hours, stranding motorists on the busy highway.
Lambert, the driver of the motorcycle, has been charged with careless driving.