Watch: Motorcyclist rides on back of car after I-5 crash in Tumwater
TUMWATER, Wash. - Video of a motorcyclist smashing into the back of a car while going down Interstate 5 in Tumwater has gone viral.
In the video, the rider appears to slam on his brakes last minute, crashing into a 2004 Acura sedan directly in front of him. The rider falls onto the car's trunk as his motorcycle, a Suzuki 600, crashes.
The driver of the Acura was driving drunk and was attempting to pass a semi-truck while driving at a high rate of speed, Washington State Patrol said. The motorcyclist was merging onto I-5 north from Trosper Road, also traveling at a high rate of speed.
The crash occurred at about 2 p.m. Monday. The motorcyclist told Washington State Patrol that he had a Go Pro camera and wanted to "be a good citizen" and catch up with the driver to record his information.
The motorcyclist held onto the car trunk for about a quarter-mile, Washington State Patrol said, pounding on the window to get the driver to stop.
The towing company says it is not sure if the motorcycle rider was hospitalized, but say he came by its shop later to retrieve personal items.
In the video, the motorcycle rider and the driver appear to get into a heated argument after slowing down and pulling to the side of the road.
Troopers with State Patrol say they are recommending charges against the motorcyclist and the driver of the Acura, though none have been filed, as of Friday night.
The video was posted by Bill’s Towing and Recovery with credit to Boyd's Towing. It has been shared more than 1,500 times as of midday Friday.
Several Facebook users claim to have driven past the accident scene near the Deschutes Way exit. Watch the video below.