05/09/2012 4:24PM

River Downs: Motorcycle accident can't keep Ouzts from winning daily double

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CINCINNATI, Ohio – How tough is Perry Ouzts?

The 57-year-old veteran jockey was involved in a serious accident riding his motorcycle to River Downs on Wednesday, but still made it to the track in time to win the daily double.

Ouzts was going westbound on interstate 275 at about 65 miles per hour when a car entered the highway and slammed into him, totaling Ouzts’s motorcycle and sending him crashing to the pavement. Another driver saw the accident and stopped traffic, making sure Ouzts wasn’t run over. His motorcycle went tumbling and sailed over an embankment.

Fortunately, Outzs had his helmet and racing flak jacket on in addition to a set of leather chaps that kept his legs safe.

After the ordeal, Ouzts made his way to the track and won both halves of the daily double with Noshameinhergame ($3) and Eolos ($5.40).

Ouzts has been the leading rider 26 times at River Downs and has 5,860 lifetime wins.