TUMWATER, Wash. (KOMO) - The motorcyclist who was seen clinging to a moving car after a wild crash on I-5 near Tumwater is now sharing the helmet cam video that captured the whole thing.
Seth Diechman claims a car nearly ran him over, just moments before he crashed and landed on the trunk of the car last Monday.
"I was just merging behind slow traffic," he said. "And at the last second he [the driver] blows by me."
Seconds later, Diechman is seen slamming into the back of the car.
Diechman flew over his motorcycle handlebars and landed onto the back of the car.
"And as soon as I rolled onto his trunk, he just hit the gas and took off," said Diechman. "I grabbed his spoiler with my hand and was banging on the rear window with my hand."
Diechman said he desperately tried to hang on and get the driver to stop. But the driver went another quarter mile or so.
"He looked shocked I was still attached to the back of his car," he said.
Video of the crash and wild ride have gone viral.
The Washington State Patrol said witnesses told troopers Diechman was driving erratically. He denies that claim and points out the other driver.
'He didn't have any brake lights," said Diechman.
The State Patrol said the other driver was intoxicated and didn't have a license or insurance.
Diechman said he's just thankful to be alive and said he wants the spoiler from the other car.
"That was the one thing that saved my life that day," he said.
The State Patrol is still investigating the crash. They also received a copy of the helmet cam video on Monday and are still reviewing it.
So far, no one has been cited for the crash.
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