Drones are being used in so many creative ways these days that I can’t even keep up with all of the beautiful and exciting footage being shared daily. Some things do catch my attention more than others, however. Like drones being used as precision weapons to take out bikers, instead of filming said incredible footage.
Earlier this month an unfortunate Pro Cyclist had a run in (literally) with a drone during the Golden State Race series in Sacramento, California. After colliding with a tree, the drone crashed down in front of the cyclist in this video (30 second mark). A fellow racer recorded the entire incident via helmet-cam as he eventually raced by the unlucky drone target.
At first, the biker seems to be unaffected by the collision, that is until the drone apparently finds its place in the bike’s front wheel, ultimately leading to a partial front flip. The other cyclists, unaffected by the crash, simply look back and pedal on.
Hopefully the rider wasn’t injured by the crash too badly, but it’s yet another incident demonstrating the potential risks associated with piloting drones around groups of people, and surely supplies the anti-drone crowd with further ammunition.
If you had been piloting the drone that went down, how would you have reacted to the sight of this accident?
[Via Digital Trends]