Florida State football player Nick O’Leary, the grandson of PGA legend Jack Nicklaus, somehow managed to walk away after crashing his motorcyle into a Lexus that apparently pulled out in front of him in Tallahassee, Fla.
The whole thing was caught on surveillance video from a city bus that was picking up passengers. See the incredibly scary video embedded above.
The incident happened in May but the TomahawkNation website just obtained the footage through a freedom of information, public records request. “O’Leary’s motorcycle collided with the front of the Lexus and shattered before crashing into the windshield of a Star Metro Bus, which was stopped at an authorized bus stop. O’Leary was ejected and narrowly missed crashing into the bus. He slid approximately 75-100 feet parallel to the bus, and miraculously, can be seen standing up and walking away immediately after.” The football star, who is 6’3″ and about 250 pounds, was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
O’Leary is a junior tight end for the FSU Seminoles who has 33 pass catches in his first two seasons on the college football team. According to head coach Jumbo Fisher, O’Leary was banged up for about a month in the “scooter” accident, but miraculously escaped any serious injuries. NFL.com reports the driver behind the wheel of the Lexus was cited for causing the accident.
You’ll also note that a young bus passenger narrowly avoids being injured in the crash as well.
O’Leary’s grandad, Jack Nicklaus, a.k.a. the Golden Bear, is considered one of best professional golfers of all time, if not the best. Over his career, he won 18 major tournaments, a record currently being chased by Tiger Woods. Tragically, Nicklaus lost a 17-month-old grandson in a drowning incident in 2005.
Given this shocking footage, are you surprised that FSU’s Nick O’Leary fortunately managed to avoid serious injury in this horrible motorcyle crash?