Published: Dec 09, 2013 4:41 PM EST
Updated: Dec 09, 2013 5:46 PM EST

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - "I've been riding since I was 15."

But Marc Clark said that's all changed after a motorcycle accident in January.

"It's been too much healing and too much pain. The wind at my head is the awesomest feeling, ultimate freedom but I think I can get that in a boat, it's a lot safer," said Clark.

Clark said he was almost killed riding on Alabama Road.

"I clipped the back bumper of the guy that took a left in front of me and I wound up landing on a car going the opposite way and getting flipped in the air, and then ran over by a car. And jeffy and 6 others picked the car up and drug me out from underneath it. Otherwise it would have ended there. Permanently."

The man he calls 'Jeffy,' is Donald McClain. McClain was killed Friday night in a motorcycle accident on the same road, less than a mile from Clark's crash. Officials say he was riding in the wrong lane when a car hit him head on.

"Everything's so spookily close, it really just amazes me," said Clark.

Clark said he'd do anything to help McClain's family.

"Jeffy saved my life and it's the least I can do - help his family as much as I can. My heart goes out to the family and anything I can do for them, I'm more than willing to do."

Deputies continue to investigate and say alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

McClain's memorial service will take place Saturday at the Eagles Lodge in Lehigh Acres.