WATCH: Man Fakes Motorcycle Crash, Wastes Time of Emergency Responders

by Shelby Scott

Some people truly have no respect or concern for others, and this motorcyclist harshly proves the point. First responders around the country, and the globe no less, suffer enough wasted time at menial emergency calls. With boneheads like this, it’s no wonder EMTs, firefighters, and law enforcement struggle to meet those calls that truly matter.

Whether or not this motorcyclist lacks attention or what, we can’t be sure. Regardless, we watch as he painstakingly takes the time to gently lay his bike atop the pavement. He then neatly fits himself underneath it, completely staging a bike crash.

The beginning of the clip captures the moment well-intentioned passersby stop their vehicle to check on the individual. From there, emergency services arrive at the staged scene. Initially, one emergency vehicle arrives, first responders coming with a medical bag in hand. The next frame shows not one, not two or three, but four emergency vehicles respond to the faked accident.

For whatever reason, the inconsiderate biker wasted the time of all the first responders who answered the call. In addition, they also wasted the time of the two good samaritans. We can only hope karma comes back around in the most inconvenient of ways.

Firefighters Climb 110 Stories in Honor of 9/11 First Responders

The above motorcyclist clearly wasted precious first responder time. On the other hand, dedicated groups of firefighters catch national attention in much more purposeful, meaningful ways annually.

Each year, our nation’s first responders take time to honor the fallen first responders and civilians of 9/11. From state to state and department to department, the tribute varies. However, the purpose always remains the same. The motto surrounding the 9/11 memorial each year is, famously, “Never forget.”

We see the short meaningful statement borne on the shirts, flags, jackets, vehicles, etc. of Americans all year round. However, this year marked the 20th anniversary of the fall of the World Trade Center towers. As such, firefighters across the country took the oath and motto to entirely different levels.

Firefighters from Aurora, Colorado came together to represent the 343 fallen firefighters that perished on 9/11. Each firefighter receives a photo and name, a deceased firefighter, putting “Never forget” into quite literal terms.

On the other side of the country, firefighters who don’t have access to hundreds of stories to climb, do what they can with what they have. Each year, they don full gear and endure the equivalent of those 110 stories previously scaled by our lost 9/11 first responders. 

As I stated before, the time and energy our nation’s first responders contribute each and every shift are precious. Their efforts often mean signify the minimal threshold between life and death. So, if you truly want to seek their attention, we suggest trying something much more meaningful and purposeful like our nation’s dedicated firefighters.