A scenic ride went awry in Southern California this weekend after a motorcyclist accidentally plowed into a pair of cyclists, knocking them off their bikes.
The crash happened along a stretch of Mulholland Highway outside Los Angeles popular with both cyclists and bikers. Footage, recorded on April 27 by motorcycle enthusiast and videographer Ken Snyder, was posted to YouTube the next day.
In the video's YouTube description, Snyder wrote that motorcyclists and bikers generally co-exist peacefully on the stretch, but he stated that the motorcyclist "hit his foot and stood the bike up causing the bike to go wide."
The cyclists in the crash were not seriously injured, according to a YouTube commenter who told Snyder he knew the men.
"This was my friend visiting from England who was struck first," he wrote. "(I was further back on the hill when the accident happened and am one of the guys who comes in the picture to his assistance). He's doing ok today, was discharged from the hospital yesterday with no broken bones."
Snyder said he caught the footage by accident.
"I video motorcycles and caught the crash by surprise," he told The Huffington Post. "I do catch a number of motorcycle crashes and make motorcycle riding videos."
He noted that he's caught similar crashes in the past, but they rarely happen near other riders.
Still, it's clear crashes (and near-crashes) are not uncommon along the winding, and sometimes dangerous, two-lane highway. In the past, Snyder has also captured video of the reckless behavior of sports car drivers who whip around turns.
On the Mulholland Highway, bicyclists share the road with these four-wheeled vehicles. In 2010, four cyclists were injured -- three of them badly -- when they were involved in an accident with an Audi A-4, The Los Angeles Times reported at the time.