Injured Biker Saved by ... Mike Tyson?

Boxer blocked traffic, soothed crash victim
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 23, 2014 2:36 AM CDT
Injured Biker Saved by ... Mike Tyson?
Chesley sent this letter after Tyson came to his aid alongside Interstate 15 in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Steve Lott)

A Las Vegas man injured in a motorcycle crash last week had to take a photo to make sure he wasn't hallucinating the person who came to his aid: Mike Tyson. Ryan Chesley tells TMZ that after a taxi cut him off on a freeway, sending him flying off his motorcycle, the boxer and three friends blocked off traffic, ordered bystanders not to touch him, and sat with him until paramedics arrived. The boxer spoke to the injured man softly to keep him from going into shock, Chesley's lawyer says, and when paramedics arrived, he "just left, like some kind of superhero."

Chesley, who suffered injuries including broken bones, torn ligaments, and nerve damage, sent the boxer a note and a fruit basket to thank him, reports the AP. "It has to be the most reassuring thing in the world to have Mike Tyson telling people not to touch me," he wrote. "We asked if we could send chocolates, but his rep said no, he's a health nut," Chesley's lawyer tells the New York Daily News. "We sent him a fruit basket because he is into antioxidants." A rep for the boxer—who was last in the news for using vulgar language during an interview in Toronto earlier this month—confirmed that the thank-you note and basket had been received, and says Tyson especially enjoyed the pistachios. (Read more Mike Tyson stories.)

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