Jack Nicklaus’s grandson Nick O’Leary survives motorcycle crash (video)

July 25, 2013

Jimbo Fisher noted that Nick O’Leary is fine after wrecking his “daggone scooter.” (Chuck Burton / AP)

The grandson of Jack Nicklaus managed to walk away from a scary motorcycle accident this spring in Tallahassee, Fla.

Nick O’Leary, Florida State’s starting tight end, was uninjured in the wreck, which occurred May 2. Tomahawk Nation has video and a report:

O’Leary’s motorcycle collided with the front of the Lexus and shattered before crashing into the windshield of a Star Metro Bus, which was stopped at an authorized bus stop. O’Leary was ejected and narrowly missed crashing into the bus. He slid approximately 75-100 feet parallel to the bus, and miraculously, can be seen standing up and walking away immediately after.

According to the accident report, O’Leary was transported to Tallahassee Memorial Hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries. The driver of the Lexus was cited with the causation of the crash.

“He wrecked that daggone scooter and was banged up for about a month,” Coach Jimbo Fisher said at ACC media day. but noting that O’Leary weighs 247 pounds, the heaviest he has been at Florida State, and that he “looks very good.”

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.
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