Is this the unluckiest motorcycle accident of all time?

Manhole cover

Caution: Cruel fate ahead.

You can’t exactly call this clip funny, as we have no idea what injuries may have been sustained during filming. But if nothing else, it surely confirms the universe’s sadistic sense of humor.

A dashboard camera captured the bizarre accident, which purportedly took place in Taiwan: Just as the vehicle in question begins to turn, it’s sideswiped by a motorcyclist who flies off his or her bike and goes scudding down the road. Unfortunately, there’s also an open manhole in play.

Will you go to hell for involuntarily gaughing (i.e., gasp-laughing) at this horrendous scene? Almost definitely. Sure beats falling into a sewer, though.

Photo by ManHole.Ca/Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0)      

Miles Klee

Miles Klee

Miles Klee is a novelist and web culture reporter. The former editor of the Daily Dot’s Unclick section, Klee’s essays, satire, and fiction have appeared in Lapham’s Quarterly, Vanity Fair, 3:AM, Salon, the Awl, the New York Observer, the Millions,  and the Village Voice. He's the author of two odd books of fiction, 'Ivyland' and 'True False.'