Anything is possible. I’ve heard of plenty of amputations and even decapitations in car accidents in my area. There is no real sure thing out there in terms of safety, but I wouldn’t make my decision to get a bike based on that video. Base your decision off the most common denomitator. That incident might happen once in a million bike accidents. Also consider that it was 100% preventable on the bikers part. I’m not trying to downplay the dangers, but bring you back to reality. When someone wins the lottery it doesn’t make me want to go out and buy a ticket because I know the odds. The odds of this happening to you are slim to none, so don’t bet on it. If you don’t feel safe on a bike though, don’t get on. Also tell yor bud when he drives crazy, he’s a dumbass. Shame is a powerful tool. Use it.
On a side not, not that it matters, it looks like he was driving a scooter.
How ironic that the tip on the page as I write this is:
Faster Than Traffic:
I find it to be much safer to be traveling a few miles per hour faster than traffic. This keeps most of the danger ahead of you instead of behind you.