Register now to get rid of these ads!

Folks Of Interest Jay Leno accident

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by wraymen, Jan 27, 2023.

  1. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,372

    stuart in mn

    Agreed. The show was full of scripted stuff and guest stars, so the cars were almost secondary. The YouTube videos are just about the cars and bikes.
  2. Zax
    Joined: May 21, 2017
    Posts: 584

    1. 1952-59 Ford Social Group

    The youtube channel could even be more lucrative than the TV show.

    Jay is a good guy and important figure for the vintage car community. I hope he recovers and can get back to enjoying his collection quickly.
  3. dirt car
    Joined: Jun 26, 2010
    Posts: 943

    dirt car
    from nebraska

    As said, car buddy Tim Allen is a bad influence.
    49ratfink likes this.
  4. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,786


    I agree that Jay is not the litigious type... but if someone strung that up on purpose because they knew he would be riding there, then he needs to sue regardless of his inclinations.
    49ratfink likes this.
  5. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 30,125


    That was my first thought, there was a kid killed in the next town over by a line with no flags stretched over two gate posts.
    olscrounger and Blues4U like this.
  6. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 2,372

    stuart in mn

    How would the parking lot owner have known Jay was going to have a problem with his motorcycle at that precise location.

    The former “Tonight Show” host, 72, said he had been working on a vintage motorcycle and was giving it a road test, with its sidecar attached, when he noticed the smell of leaking gas. He said he adjusted the carburetor and headed back to the garage.

    "So I turn around, I start to cut through a parking lot," Leno said by phone. "And there was a wire across two poles which was not well marked and, boom, I just got — it clotheslined me, hit me in the neck and threw me off the bike."

    As for the show:

    The comic suggested the TV show will be pitched to other networks. His YouTube series of the same name, in which he’s more hands-on, reveals progress on restoration projects, and highlights new vehicle models, appears to be unaffected.
  7. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 14,221

    jimmy six

    Most lines across parking lot access drive ways I’ve seen woul not be high enough to catch you in the neck. They would have caught under the headlight over the fender. I hope Jay can recover..
  8. The car guy with the most amazing garage. Hope he heals up quickly. The car community needs him!
  9. I didn't say he has lived a fairy tale life, just charmed, he came from a good family, he has been extremely fortunate in his chosen career and is a good man, everyone has had a time in their life where everything isn't ideal. HRP
    hotrodjack33, mad mikey and cfmvw like this.
  10. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 3,161

    oldiron 440

    Definitely a car guy from the early years until the current models...
  11. BadgeZ28
    Joined: Oct 28, 2009
    Posts: 1,150

    from Oregon

    The twin accidents reminds me of Harrison Ford and his flying, or lack of adventures. S**t happens
  12. cfmvw
    Joined: Aug 24, 2015
    Posts: 959


    I'm just glad he's ok! Jay has also done a lot for the trades; I remember an editorial he wrote for Popular Mechanics some years ago about his struggle to find a machinist who could duplicate a gear for one of his restorations that led him to start a scholarship for the machining trade.
  13. raaf
    Joined: Aug 27, 2002
    Posts: 757


    Well said.
    clem likes this.
  14. Varied tastes, nothing wrong with that. It appears he is knowledgable in all of them.
    lothiandon1940 and mad mikey like this.
  15. I gotta tell ya, having ridden bikes most of my adult life, when I read he had been clotheslined, my butt puckered a lil bit. :eek:

    Here's to Jay having a speedy recovery... again. Cheers. :p
  16. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 33,381


    This may be a real issue when all is said and done. Lots of places have cables or chains across parking lot entrances to keep people from parking there or cutting though but they are normally at headlight level. This one was higher than the handle bars on the bike.
    Jay has always made his real money doing live performances on stage and his upcoming Vegas show will no doubt put a lot more money in his car kitty than the TV show did.

    I just flat enjoy watching what ever he is doing and have ever since he was the new stand up comic doing his few minutes on the Tonight show when Johnny Carson had it. I just flat like the man no matter what he is up to.
  17. Budget36
    Joined: Nov 29, 2014
    Posts: 12,765


    He hosted the Tonight Show for several years too, Ofcourse was well after Doritos commercials;)
  18. pwschuh
    Joined: Oct 27, 2008
    Posts: 2,786


    He might not have known exactly when, but Jay may have had a habit of test driving motorcycles by cutting through his parking lot.
  19. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,753

    from California

    sue the guy with the parking lot then donate the money to charity.
    I got "clotheslined' on my bike when I was a kid, some black extension cord running speakers or something when they were having an event of some kind. caught me right in the throat and made me crash my bike.

    where's my wayback machine? I need to go mess someone up for being so stupid.

    got several things I need to fix from my childhood. it may take all week.
  20. 1946caddy
    Joined: Dec 18, 2013
    Posts: 2,021

    from washington

    A comment from an lawyer about such things;
    John CorbettCorbett Law Firm LLC

    Re: chain across driveway

    Barriers are always a liability issue. The question is a matter of degree. You have correctly anticipated that there is a visibility issue. It also is significant that you have constructed a warning of the boundary rather than a trap.

    There has been litigation involving issues over what type of obstructions are appropriate especially over and around pathways, roads, and trails. The gist of most of this is that you cannot rely on private ownership to give you the right to set up what is essentially a trap. The cautious view of the law is that, in spite of the fact that you have the legal right to exclude trespassers even using reasonable force, you have to anticipate that there might be trespassers. Some states follow the traditional view that you need not warn trespassers (except young ones) of even known hazards, but you can't set a trap for them. Some States follow a more recent view that even trespassers are entitled to reasonable warning of known hazards.

    As it happens, I also own some undeveloped land in New York State. My approach is to mark everything that crosses trails very prominently. I like gates in preference to chains, but on the one occasion that I have used a chain temporarily, I marked it as you have and also affixed it so that it would break loose if it was hit with any substantial force. I did this because a neighbor was almost accidentally decapitated on someone else's land by running into a piece of barbed wire while riding on an ATV.
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2023
  21. rudestude
    Joined: Mar 23, 2016
    Posts: 3,048


    This wasn't his first accident, remember before fire ...there was the roll over incident in the wheel standder "Hemi under Glass"...he also had a high speed spin out on a track in a believe one of his Porsches , didn't hit anything .
    I'm sure there's a lot more, thats what I like about the guy he gets out his toys and plays with them .
    Boneyard51, Driver50x and mad mikey like this.
  22. Having a clothesline/wire to stop tresspassing motorcycles and quad bikes is attempted murder, or 2nd degree murder (even if not targeting a specific person). Especially at neck or head level. Jay could have a case that they were trying to kill him or any motorcyclist if its intentional. Booby trapping your property is not legal. See katko v briney.
    As others have said, its not Jay's personality to press charges over something that like that.
  23. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 4,885

    from illinois

    I think some of you are transferring a public personna with what a private person a may or may not be ! I've known more than a few people who appear to be saints that would rip your heart out & stomp on it in private , especially , business dealings !
    Blues4U and The_Cat_Of_Ages like this.
  24. Truckedup
    Joined: Jul 25, 2006
    Posts: 4,661


    I am a life long biker and now at pushing 76 years old I have just stopped riding. I no longer feel at ease while riding, I ride vintage Triumphs and fast Italian sport bikes. Just not as sharp as I was...
    Leno is a genuine car and bike guy that everyone likes....He has worked hard in a business that will eat you if you make a mistake.Hopefully it was just an accident and not what I'm talking about.....
  25. I may be, i personally believe he has a case, even if he was tresspassing.
    Blues4U likes this.
  26. trevorsworth
    Joined: Aug 3, 2020
    Posts: 1,370


    In truth Jay is a super nice person and a genuine car guy. His public persona is pretty much him.

    I'm glad he's OK. How's the bike??
    Tow Truck Tom likes this.
  27. The bike is fine, a few scratches and dents but it is expected to recover.
    Unfortunately it contacted a lawyer and is suing Jay for reckless endangerment. :)
  28. In today's fucked up legal world, the property owner might try to sue Jay for breaking his "clothesline"!
    Blues4U likes this.
  29. twenty8
    Joined: Apr 8, 2021
    Posts: 2,066


    Objection, Your Honor. Hearsay and conjecture, with no understanding of the facts...........o_O
    2OLD2FAST and Blues4U like this.
  30. Blues4U
    Joined: Oct 1, 2015
    Posts: 7,590

    from So Cal

    Thanks for posting this. I had typed up a replay about liability, even if it was unintentional, but deleted before posting because people around here tend to take offense easily, like you are personally insulting them by posting an alternative point of view. I'm glad you went ahead and posted anyway.

    Sometimes things such as what happened to Jay need to be sorted out in the courts in order to set precedents, and to help shape public perceptions. Regardless of how nice of a guy Jay is, or if he doesn't need the money, etc; you can't have people stringing cables across driveways and lots without putting some kind of warning about it. JMO of course, if anyone disagrees it's not meant as a personal attack on you.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2021 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.