A friend posted this video on Facebook, with a comment that this sort of thing was the reason he prefers a car.
The first time I watched, I only made it about a quarter of the way through the video, it was so painful. It wasn't so much the crashes, but that nearly all of them were absolutely avoidable. There were certainly a few where the motorcyclist was doing everything right and safe and got hit, and I genuinely feel bad for them. What makes this especially ironic is I watched this video after I got back from a quick motorcycle ride (I have ridden at least once every month since I've been in VA with my bike).
But the VAST majority, the motorcyclists were going WAY too fast, lane-splitting, passing on the right, or otherwise acting in a manner that contributed to the crash. I went so far as to watch the video very carefully, and broke down the first ten crashes:
1. Hard to tell, but the bike comes flying in from the left side of the screen, across the car with the camera into the minivan.
2. Yes, the car turned left in front of the bike, but the bike was going WAAAAAY too fast - the car with the camera had plenty of time to react without incident.
3. Again, yes, the truck cut across the lane, but look at the bike disintegrate. WAY too fast for a city street.
4. Lane splitting at high speed and hits a pedestrian.
5. *****WAAAAAAYYYYY***** too fast and hit a kid in a crosswalk. I hope he went down hard.
Note: Yes, the kids came out into the crosswalk kind of fast, but he absolutely should have seen them coming. Rule #1 on a motorcycle is that you are ALWAYS scanning for things that can come running out from the side. It's one of the nice things about riding on highways.
6. Bike turned left into oncoming traffic. Bad move when outmassed 10:1...
7. Car turning left VERY slowly, stopped at times, and bike comes FLYING in. Bike actually drives THROUGH a crowd of pedestrians.
Bike going, again, WAY too fast and can't react to the car turning.
AGAIN, we see the car with the dashcam NOT having to slam on their
brakes for the turning vehicle, indicating that the bike's extreme speed
caused the crash.
9. Bike PLOWS into the back of the car. Duh.
10. Bike going what really appears to be the WRONG WAY around a rotary.
Excessive speed, lane splitting, and just plain not paying attention. This repeats throughout the video. It's even hard to fault the cars that turned left in front of some of these bikes, because the bikes were going so fast. Look, I've *had* people turn left in front of me. I avoided crashing because I was paying attention and watching them long before they actually made the turn. Yes, it can and does happen that someone on a bike is just riding along when some jack@$$ in a car blithely turns in front of them. There were precious few of that sort of wreck in this video.
Bottom line, don't play stupid games and you stand a good chance of not winning stupid prizes...
That is all.