It already sucks when you’re involved in a motorcycle crash. I found that out myself first-hand recently. It’s even worse however when someone steals your bike while you’re lying on the ground with severe injuries.

That’s what happened last week to 35-year-old Glenn Hawkins in Bristol, England. According to a report in Britain’s Daily Mail, Hawkins crashed his Kawasaki ZX-6R trying to avoid a bicyclist who had suddenly stepped out into his path. The crash sent Hawkins tumbling to the ground, breaking his collar bone, cracking two ribs and puncturing a lung.

According to a police spokesperson, a passer-by then allegedly offered to help move the crashed Ninja out of the way of traffic, but instead took off with the sportbike.

“I came off my bike and skidded along the road. When I got up I said ‘where’s my bike?’ and I was told someone had stolen it,” Hawkins tells the Daily Mail.

Hawkins had only purchased the ZX-6R a month before the Aug. 1 crash. The accident occurred as Hawkins was taking the sportbike for servicing. Instead, it was Hawkins who had to go in for servicing, spending five days in a hospital to treat his injuries.

“If I had got hold of him, he would have ended up in the hospital bed next to me. Now I just want to get my bike back,” says Hawkins. “If anyone sees it, or the thief who stole it, I would really appreciate it if they called the police as soon as possible.”

Police are on the lookout for the suspect and the stolen motorcycle. The cyclist was unharmed.

[Source: Daily Mail]

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  • Doc

    Man, that’s some cold shit.

  • Jack

    Scumbags are everywhere. I hope someone gives the thief his just rewards. I hate thieves.

  • Geoff

    Another bike stolen after a crash–or.
    I was in Lillooet, BC Can. with my wife on a motorcycle trip and we got talking with a fellow biker whose son had crashed his BMW on the Duffy Lake back road to Lillooet. They sent a wrecker truck out to pick up the BMW which was in a 4 foot ditch at the road side. The wrecker driver came back to town and reported the BMW although totaled, must of been stolen, as it was not there at the accident scene! This was 30 miles out of town in the middle of nowhere too. The dream of an adventure ride to Alaska thru Canada was a disaster. As a Canadian bikers we felt that some scum bags had rubbed salt into their wounds and they would be telling stories of horrible Canadians. Well it turned out that a wrecker was call from another town 60 mils away and went out on there on their own hook and hauled it in for safe keeping. They will at least think Canada has some heart for wrecked bikers on their way back to Southern, USA

  • Cristian

    I just had my GSXR 600 stolen from my car port on Tuesday…I’m still trying to pick up my emotional pieces off the floor. But reading this is on some other level ! F@&K THIEVES !!! We work so hard and others JUST TAKE OUR SHIT !!! I hope they all meet their maker soon…..lazy pieces of SHEEEETTTTT!!!!!!! sorry for the rant , my wound is very very fresh

  • Doug Shrimpton

    I really feel bad for the Bikers that had their bikes stolen. Hope the scumbags are caught. I would really freak out if my bike was stolen. Good luck Guys!