Nick O'Leary might be known as the grandson of famed golfer Jack Nicklaus and a Florida State University tight end, but he is now being talked about as the man who walked away from a jaw-dropping motorcycle accident.
The university junior was in an accident May 2 in Tallahassee, Fla., when a Lexus pulled out in front of his motorcycle. The footage of the incident was taken by a stopped city bus equipped with cameras, and it shows the Lexus coming right into O'Leary's path, resulting in the collision that launched him from his bike as it flew over the hood.
O'Leary can be seen coming down the road as the Lexus pulls out. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
O'Leary flying off the bike would skid on the ground for up to 100 feet. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
Amazingly, the person standing right next the city bus who was about to take his bike off the rack on front was not hit by the flying motorcycle. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
But the bus window was shattered because of it. (Image: YouTube screenshot)
Tomohawk Nation, an SB Nation website, reported that O'Leary -- while he slid up to 100 feet along the side of the bus -- was amazingly able to walk away from this accident.
Watch the stunning footage:
Bud Elliott for Tomohawk Nation unearthed the story when asked by a tipster if he knew anything going on with O'Leary. After looking into O'Leary's injury status for the upcoming season, he found the Florida traffic report and the video.
Coley Harvey with the Orlando Sentinel wrote that he spoke with Elliott about the accident earlier this week and said "my jaw was on the floor as he recounted the scary details."
Coach Jimbo Fisher referenced the accident in July at a press conference and said O'Leary is healthy, weighing 247 pounds and looking "very good" after he "wrecked that daggone scooter and was banged up for about a month."
According to his biography on the university website, O'Leary has had four touchdowns in his two seasons on the Seminoles' field, 33 catches and 416 yards.
Although O'Leary making it through the accident is the star of the story, Tomohawk Nation pointed out there's a supporting actor that can't be ignored. The person seen at the beginning of the video on the bus and later exiting was about to step in front and retrieve his bike from the rack. According to the police report, this person had just seconds before the accident been disputing the bus fare. He was retrieving his bike after being denied a ride when his card wasn't working.
"If he was out in front just a second or two earlier, he easily could have been struck by the motorcycle," Elliott wrote.