Motorcycle rider survives fire stunt gone wrong

Rider survives fire stunt gone wrong

Clint Ewing Charred Motorcycle
This is what was left of Clint Ewing's motorcycle after the failed stunt.
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Clint Ewing is lucky to be alive, but after watching video of his latest motorcycle stunt, that probably goes without saying.

The daredevil took to Sturgis, S.D., on Wednesday night, where he was set to attempt an insane stunt. The original plan was for Ewing to drive his dirt bike through, quite literally, a tunnel of fire.

Watch what happened on the video below (strong language warning).

According to Motorcycle-USA.com (via Big Lead Sports), Ewing was going to drive his Yamaha bike through a 362.5-foot tunnel of fire. The tunnel, made of chicken wire and cardboard, was to be set on fire before Ewing came barreling through on his bike. He was supposed to drive through, come out the other end and be the world record holder when it was all said and done.

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It certainly did not go that way, though. Ewing is lucky to be alive right now. The daredevil came racing into the tunnel, but after what seemed like an entire minute, didn’t come out. He eventually exited the tunnel, but it was through the side, as he came bursting through the wall of fire about halfway down the tunnel.

As Ewing spilled out of the tunnel, firefighters quickly raced to the scene. He suffered third-degree burns — the type that extends through full thickness of the skin — and was reportedly being taken to Los Angeles for treatment.

(Photo from motorcycle-usa.com)

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