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Motorcycle avoids fatal collision at 100 mph

This week, a speeding motorcyclist can be thankful to be alive after avoiding near-certain death at a neighborhood intersection.

The motorcycle was travelling at nearly 100 miles per hour, and weaved through heavy traffic at an intersection before running a red light. The individual then avoided a screeching van before avoiding several cars on the opposite lane.

On Thursday, a video of the near-fatal stunt was posted on LikeABoss.com, although no one could determine whether the motorcyclist was ever apprehended by authorities. However, footage shows the rider miraculously avoiding a fatal crash several times before gaining control of his/her bike on an open stretch.

According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcyclists' risk of a fatal crash is 35 times greater than a passenger car.

Riders aged below 40 are 36 times more likely to be killed than other vehicle operators. Similarly, riders aged 40 years and over are around 20 times more likely to be killed than other drivers.

There are about 4,500 motorcycle-related fatalities in the U.S. each year, according to the Governors Highway Safety Association. Highway deaths claim more than 30,000 lives each year, according to NHTSA statistics.

Riding enthusiasts often post dangerous, and illegal, stunts on video-sharing sites such as YouTube. Most of the motorcycle footage stay on the site and go viral, which invites heavy criticism from safety advocates who want to discourage potentially fatal acts.

This rider got almost a million views on YouTube after avoiding what would have been a fatal head-on collision while zipping through a mountainous road.

Riding enthusiasts often post dangerous, and illegal, stunts on video-sharing sites such as YouTube. Most of the motorcycle footage stay on the site and go viral, which invites heavy criticism from safety advocates who want to discourage potentially fatal acts.

This rider got almost a million views on YouTube after avoiding what would have been a fatal head-on collision while zipping through a mountainous road.