Tempe Man Crashes Motorcycle Into Pole While Doing 157 MPH. Dude Lived

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This is what Noe Marcos Colazo's motorcycle looked like after crashing it into a pole at 157 mph.
A Tempe man is in pretty rough shape after wrecking his motorcycle into a traffic signal pole early Sunday morning.

There's good chance 19-year-old Noe Marcos Colazo is gonna live, Pinal County Sheriff's Office spokesman Tim Gaffney tells New Times, but he could possibly lose a leg -- which is incredible considering he was doing about 157 mph at the time of the wreck and was thrown more than 100 feet from the bike.

The high-speed hooliganism went down about 2 a.m. Sunday, when a PCSO deputy traveling northbound on Gantzel Road in San Tan Valley saw a motorcycle speeding down the southbound side of the road.

The deputy clocked Colazo at 157 mph in a 45 mph zone -- right before he smacked into a pole at the intersection of 36630 North Gantzel Road.

From the PCSO:

He drove 348 feet through the dirt shoulder before he collided with the concrete base of the traffic signal pole. The motorcycle then flew through the air for another 18 feet before colliding with a wooden SRP pole. The motorcycle was nearly disintegrated on impact and Calazo flew an additional 104 feet through the air before striking the ground.

Colazo was transported by air ambulance to Scottsdale Osborn Hospital in extremely critical condition.

Assuming he's released from the hospital, Colazo is in some trouble. Gaffney says upon his release from the hospital, Colazo will be charged with aggravated DUI charges (his Arizona Driver's License is currently revoked), reckless driving, and criminal speed.
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Luannerene
Luannerene

i guess organ donation is out of the question now . . .

Dpkdkk1
Dpkdkk1

read his Facebook page, an hour prior to the accident he was bragging how drunk he was (Noe Calazo)

KSquared
KSquared

First Of All Its Noe COLAZO. &+ Second Are You At Liberty To Say Anything About Him.? Mmm...? Didn't Think So, Unless You Personally Know Our Good Friend Mr. Noe Colazo Keep Your Foot In Your Mouth. (:

-Thankss.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Actually, Mr. King, the motorcycle was clocked at 157 several miles prior to the crash. I wonder what speed measuring device the deputy used. I haven't seen it stated yet and I am curious if that speed was simply an estimate, rather than having been accurately measured.

The crash appears to have occurred on the outside of a long curving section of highway and excessive speed probably contributed to loss of control of the motorcycle, but may not have been the primary cause. Criminal stupidity, aided by impairment or intoxication, is more likely the proximate cause of the loss of control. In any case I would expect an accident reconstructionist will find a much lower speed just prior to impact. Probably not more than 87 miles per hour, would be my guess.

That said, it's rarely very good to part company with a motor vehicle at even the lower speed of 87 miles per hour.

If only there were a state charge for criminal dumbass, this guy would get the brass ring.

KSquared
KSquared

Ditto! ^^ If Only Noe Couldd See All These Assholes &+ There Comments, They Don't Know Sh!t!!!!

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