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Motorcyclist tumbles after encountering highway debris

Man escaped with minor injuries

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A Minnesota man narrowly escaped catastrophe after he encountered an object that came lose from a boat being towed on the highway.

 

Local television station, KMSP, reports Brendan Jankowski, 20, was riding his bike home when a floating foam pad attached to a towed boat came lose and forced him to swerve. Unfortunately, Jankowski wasn't able to avoid the object and crashed.

 

"I didn't want to just swerve and possibly hit a car and get run over so I tried to get to the furthest part of the right of my lane," Jankowski said. "I checked to see if the [next] lane was clear, and you know the rest."

 

Jankowski was wearing a helmet and motorcycle jacket that he had bought that very day.

 

"I happened to use the jacket I just bought to help save me quite a bit of pain."

 

A good samaritan, who happened to have a dashboard camera, stopped to help Jankowski. He escaped the incident with minor injuries.