Don’t Believe Everything You See On TV; Jay Leno Was Far From Death: Video
You can thank video editors for such a dramatic crashby Robert Moore, on
If you’re a fan of Jay Leno’s Garage, then you’ve seen the videos of the ridiculous crash he was involved in when he and stunt driver, Bob Riggle, put 2,500 ponies to the pavement. The run takes off as one would expect – front wheels in the air and the soul-filled scream of insane power. However, once Riggle lets of the gas and the front end comes back from low-earth orbit, he proceeds to crank the wheel a little too much, and the car goes into a barrel roll that looks absolutely disastrous.
It was disastrous, right? I mean the video shows the car rolling like three or four times. Meanwhile, Leno and Riggle are tossed around the cabin pretty well as their life surely flashes before their eyes. There has been numerous article posted all over this great internet of ours that say things like “Jay Leno almost dies in huge car accident,” or “Jay Leno shook after a near-death experience with stunt man.” For those of you who haven’t seen the video that was shown on TV, you can see it here.
For those of you who have already seen it, let me shed some light on just how far production companies will go to make sure you come back for the next show. The video that you either saw on TV or the internet’s various media outlets was actually highly edited and was a big enough lie that I’m guessing there just might be a political connection in there somewhere. Okay not really, don’t lose you your head, I promise Hillary Clinton had nothing to do with it, but it is pretty sketchy. So, go ahead and hit the play button if you want to check out the real video of the crash before Hollywood’s finest took to editing the clip.