*UPDATE* Mike Bullard lucky to be alive after motorcycle/Hummer crash
Newstalk 1010 host Mike Bullard is lucky to be alive after a run in with Hummer on his beloved motorcycle.
Bullard says he was going out for coffee when the 2 crashed at Indian Rd & the South Service Rd in Mississauga on Saturday.
The host of the Beyond the Mic says when he realized he couldn't avoid colliding with the Hummer, he aimed for the truck's tire hitting it full force, causing it to explode. His motorcycle bounced back & did a 180.
It was what he did next that paramedics & Peel Police say saved Bullard's life.
Bullard says he kicked himself away from the bike & under the Hummer, grabbing on to the transmission so he wouldn't slide out the other side & potentially be hit by another car.
Peel Police Constable Thomas Ruttan says Bullard is "an extremely lucky man". He says it isn't too often that motorcyclists walk away from crash with just some bumps & scrapes.
Bullard did get 15 stitches in his shin, but he could have lost his foot. While he was under the Hummer, it reversed over one of his heels. Bullard's feet were protected by motorcycle boots.
He says it only took 10 minutes for firefighters to jack up the truck & free him. Before they arrived he started wiggling his fingers & toes to make sure everything was moving as it should. He says it was then he realized he may have just had the luckiest break of his life.
Bullard brushed off his near-death experience, saying it wasn't as harrowing as his bi-weekly air checks, but close.
Bullard escaped with his life but his motorcycle is a write-off. The driver of the Hummer has been charged with careless driving.