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Motorcyclist Killed

 

We were on this ride, over 2 solid miles of police escorted bikes.  

 

His (the deceased) lady is still alive as of today, and the 4-wheeler driver has tested positive for drugs.  

 

I apoligize for the morbid posting, but this one had a real effect on me.

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Just goes to show that people don't pay attention or just don't give a crap. They think you can stop on a dime and assume they can sneak out in front. I ride as if no one can see me and it seems to help so you brothers out there be careful, it only takes a second.
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sounds like "PRO_HELMET" bullshit to me. The  story makes more out of the helmet issue than it does of the supposed Mustang driver.  :veryangry:

 

Let me edit that a bit, I am sorry for the death and injury of the riders but it was not there fault or because of the helmet being there or not. It was the fault of the ashole that ran them over. It is incidental that they were on a bike , with or without a helmet, They could have just as easily been walking in that parade. would it still be a helmet thing?????

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The reality is, it's not just cage drivers that are at fault. Last year on the Hacienda Harley Charity Ride during AZ Bike Week, we were doing about 70 mph when another biker from another group thought he saw an opening to cross. He just about crashed me and my wife, and the guy next to me. We had over 2,000 bikes on that ride. Can you imagine the pile up that would have caused? I did see a few from our group pull out of formation and go back. I hope they killed the SOB.
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Not to lighten up the tragedy of this but If any of you remember riding in the 50's, I started riding around 1956, know how much better it is now. Although there was a lot less traffic back then most drivers saw a person on a bike as an outlaw. We were considered fair game and the police couldn't have cared less. The only good part in the olden days was usually more maneuvering room and most bikes were a lot quicker than most cars but they couldn't stop worth a damn. Thank whomever for disc brakes and better tires.

Every time someone gets hurt or killed on a bike it just more ammo for the helmet lobbyist & anti bike people as they love seeing those numbers to go up.

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Sorry FC but I didn't make an arrival until late in '57. While we're on the helmet issue, did you notice they mentioned that he wasn't wearing a helmet but said nothing of his injuries. They said her helmet came off and she suffered head injuries but they made no mention of his injuries. If the rider died primarily due to head injuries, I think it's fair to mention that he didn't wear a helmet (to mention it is OK, but don't focus more on that than on the cause of the accident) but then shouldn't they also mention when a rider with a helmet dies of a broken neck, and if he died from a flail chest wound is the helmet info pertinent or propaganda?

 

My condolences to the family and best wishes for a full recovery for the lady.

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I curse the skies that they know another warrior comes home. Pray the lady pulls through.

 

Did they mention whether the cager was strapped in?

 

I'm thinkin he will be charged. They do the investigation then hit him with a pile of charges to plead down to a coupla biggies. . If Jerklow can bite it, it's a fair bet vehic manslaughter is gonna stick.

 

I want to make an observation about these big runs but I sure don't know what happened there and I am not tryin to slam anybody. I been seein that runs have got way too big from a control standpoint. Used to be coupla hundred scoots and 15, 20 road sarges could cover about everything but the driveways. Now, thousands take 20 minutes, half an hour or more if yer winding through city. You can't put enough blocks up at intersections to cover a 3 mile long snake. Citizens in cages used to let ya roll outta town, hell that's what they were hopin for. Now, cars just edge right out in front of you.

 

A course we got our own issues. Ya got packs of Ninjas smokin and standin on the nosewheel and people that need to get more saddle time before they get into a pile of rides. When I wuz YD&FoC I would get bitchslapped for breaking formation. That's a little severe I figger, but everybody and his damn brother wants to weave and wander, chitchat and listen to friggin Skynyrd remixes on geezer glide boomboxes insteada watchin the goddamn road. They open up these gapin holes and in comes grannie in a Buick. Git on a fourlane and it's friggin mayhem.

 

It's time for my pillz.

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My condolences to the family of the lost rider.

If the cage driver tested positive for drugs, then he should get charged with intoxication manslaughter. That will probamly carry jail time with it. And ya gotta admit, Texans love throwin people in jail!

 

Rosie

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Motorist's Opinion of Bikers

 

This letter was in the Philly Inquirer 2 days ago, relating to the repeal of the Pennsylvania helmet law this past September.  Every report of a motorcycle accident since has included the phrase "was not wearing a helmet", sometimes in the title.  Doctor's are calling to repeal the repeal.  Then this asshole chimes in with how bikers are at risk helmet or not.  No shit we're at risk, especially when people like him have no respect for bikers.  I'd guess this is one of those guy's who never "sees" the bike. 

 

Last week I pass some guy on the turnpike, he's writing on a tablet on his steering wheel at night at 70 MPH.  But I'm a potential drain on the community because I can no choose to ride without my helmet.

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Every time I read such an article my heart sinks, for the senseless loss of life and the suffering it causes.

 

I also respond to the writters of articles that give the blanket response that helments will always save lives.

 

Mr. Nathan Smith:

 

I have had the opportunity to read your article in the Daily News, published Dec.7th " Man killed in toy run accident" and would like to comment.

 

"When Galveston Emergency Medical Services ambulances arrived at 2 p.m., the Texas City man, who had not been wearing a helmet, was not breathing and had no pulse."  

 

While this statement is no doubt what you were told by the EMS department, it gives a blanket treatment to the idea that if this biker had been wearing a helmet he would have survived. I will say that not knowing the extent of the man's injuries that this could be true, but as a Firefighter/licensed Paramedic in the state of Texas, I also know that there are many lethal injuries that do not involve the head, such as C-spine fracture, flail chest wounds, heart lacerations, or just abundant blood loss, that a biker may suffer from in such an accident.

 

Would it have been much fairer to give the impression that had the driver of the mustang shown some restraint and patience that this man and his companion would both be alive and well.

 

 

Sincerely

 

FiremanDave

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Damn rough "toy run".  Those of us that ride, and those that witnessed know all too well who was at fault, and he was'nt riding the bike!
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