Skip to comments.Motorcyclist who jumped nude from cliff reportedly swerved to avoid turkey
Posted on 10/07/2014 9:33:45 PM PDT by rey
A turkey on Highway 1 caused a Canadian motorcycle rider to crash sometime early Monday, and the man told investigators he then walked to a coastal bluff and jumped off, naked.
The 27-year-old Alberta man had shed his clothing as he walked and was found, nude and seriously injured, on rocks about 40 feet below a coastal bluff in Salt Point State Park.
The CHP is investigating the mans crash and a Sonoma County sheriffs investigator is looking into what happened afterward, including whether he was trying to die or hurt himself or acted because of his injuries, said CHP spokesman Officer Jon Sloat. The man wasnt identified as his mental health was being evaluated.
The investigators Tuesday afternoon interviewed the hospitalized man, who has moderate injuries including a head wound.
He was headed south, bound for South America for a job, he told investigators. The turkey reportedly appeared while he was riding on the coast highway near Kruse Ranch Road.
The man initially told some rescuers he thought hed crashed as early as about midnight Sunday and that he didnt remember anything between riding on the highway and then finding himself on the rocks, said Tim Murphy, supervising state parks lifeguard.
At about 5 a.m., a driver spotted a downed motorcycle on the side of the highway and some riding gear. Without cell service, the driver drove further south, calling to alert authorities as they approached the Russian River.
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Swerve and crash. Then strip and throw yourself off a cliff? Huh?
I heard this can happen sometimes with too much Wild Turkey!
You don’t hear about that every day.
This turkey is powerful.
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.
As god is my witness I thought I could fly.
Serious psychoactives, imho. Surprised he managed to keep it upright as long as he did.
It’s amazing how stupid you can get if you’re injured and in pain. If he hit his head, all bets are off.
Gangsta turkey. “Get off the bike. Now take off your clothes. (turkey ransacks clothes for wallet) Now jump. Jump! (jumps on bike and leaves)”
This guy has a future in Congress.
Bummer, no YouTube for you!
I had to read parts of this twice, just to be sure of the tale.
If I’ve heard that story once, I’ve heard it a hundred times.
In the Fearnet movies, that kind of stuff always happens when one of the hard body teenagers says,
“That’s odd. I can’t get any cell service.”
That’s when the turkey makes his move.
That’s the fact. Can’t trust those turkeys. They flash some feathers and next thing you know.... They got your bike and you’re waking up at the bottom of a cliff.
Hard hits to the head can cause a dream state of confusion. Best way to describe my experience.
Terrible journalism. How is the turkey?
A remarkably similar event occurred to me back when I was just a corporal in the fight against the Maylay rebels...