Acting as the Grand Marshal of the 28th annual “Love Ride” in California, Jay Leno joked that he was going to be
different from all previous speakers and insisted the participants, “Don’t drive safe.’ I wanna see somebody go down. So it’ll be fun. I want it to be in front or behind me and see a whole row of bikes go down. Get drunk, fall off the road. We’ve all become too damn polite…we haven’t had one incident.”
Well, he will regret that joke forever as not long afterwards Julie Cameron, 38, and Romarino Zeri, 51, of Los Angeles were killed when their motorcycle collided with a 18 wheeler on the Golden State (5) Freeway. The rig’s back wheel hit the couple and they were pronouced dead at the scene.
The Love Ride has raised more than 13 million dollars for Autism Speaks, and this year’s event had 2,000 riders and previously had never had an incident…
…until Jay Leno made that joke….
Somewhere, Conan is laughing.
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