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Thread: Crash Chronicles (Crashes and Near Misses)

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    Glad to hear she faired better than that Roadster...wow!
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    Riding my wife's old Yamaha FZ6 home last night l saw a truck parked on the shoulder near a business. It was a relatively straight section of road. To the right of the truck I see a Subaru BRZ nosing it's way out of the parking lot. I roll off the throttle slightly, cover the brakes and the horn and go a little wide around the truck. The Subaru went for it so l adjust my line to go behind him.........then he stops! I have to readjust to go in front of him and the puck on my right knee makes minute contact with his front bumper. He takes off. I didn't bother chasing him. Had l been on either one of the R1200's, l doubt the bags would have cleared the bumper.
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    Horrific crash captured on video

    incredible this rider survived this!

    http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com...heeler-running

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    30 mph lowside

    We just got a new Yamaha R3 for my wife to ride at the track and for some twisty back road stuff. I swapped out the stock bias bly Michelins for some stickier radial Bridgestone S20's. I know new tires are slippery but l was a little suprised at just how slippery these were. Totally my fault. I have the mindset that anything that happens to me on the bike is my fault. I leaned into a nice right hand hairpin at a lower speed than l usually do on my RT. l gently rolled on the throttle and about 3/4 throught the turn l lost the rear end. By this time l was doing approximately 30 mph. I heard my wife say "Oh sh#!" I was assuring her "I'm ok, I'm ok" through our Q3's. Alexandra was following me on her Yamaha FZ6 (she also has a 1200GSW) I was in full leathers and don't have a scratch on me. My gear got a little scuffed and my helmet is due for replacement this coming spring anyway. The bike got some cosmetic scratches, a bent front brake handle and a snapped off right peg. I rode the bike home. Pegs and levers have been swapped out to better grade parts and l painted the muffler with Rustoleum high heat paint. This is mainly a track bike and this isn't likely to be it's only mishap. We rode the bike the following day and now the tires are fully scrubbed in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REDC650GT View Post
    incredible this rider survived this!

    http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com...heeler-running
    I always wonder about the term "survived" when used in this context. There degrees of survival after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDC650GT View Post
    incredible this rider survived this!

    http://www.theneworleansadvocate.com...heeler-running
    The truck driver, 56-year-old Timothy Duimstra, is suspected of being under the influence of drugs and alcohol, Sgt. Daniel Seuzeneau said in a news release Tuesday. He was arrested and booked with first degree negligent injury, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and driving while intoxicated. The truck driver, who is from Hudsonville, Mich., was slurring his speech and unable to maintain a steady balance.
    What else is new? And when are they going to take BS like this more seriously and implement tougher actions against people like that?

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    Also remember "space cushion" - always create as much space as possible. Passing on double yellow with no gear also not recommended, but the car driver needs to go to jail to think things over for six months or so...

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    I've watched that several times and it still makes me mad. The folks on the motorcycle shouldn't have tried the pass but driver of the car had no right to cut them off. I suspect the car driver or his insurance company is going to pay a lot because I read that the passenger had some pretty bad road rash.
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    I believe the cage driver has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon. Serious charges and he could go to prison for a long time if the charges are not dealt down; which sadly seems quite possible.
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    Rural Texas at it's low point

    Lot of the roads like this are 75MPH away from metro areas now and at least 65 across the state. On any day someone is still tootling under the limit ,often at the old 55 posted. It backs traffic quickly and even with double yellows that can go for miles, if one has a site line, they go.

    Even if a shoulder was available , you have to guess this fellow would not have moved over to let folks by anyway...cause as he repeats " I don't care".

    Yeah, more gear maybe, even a fully geared out crew could have died in that get off , glad they did not . Pretty intentional and admitted so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    I believe the cage driver has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault with a weapon. Serious charges and he could go to prison for a long time if the charges are not dealt down; which sadly seems quite possible.
    I got dismissed by the defense in a jury selection because I said yes, a vehicle can be a dangerous weapon. When asked why, I told him I ride a 500 lb motorcycle...dismissed...
    I was # 9 and looked like I was getting picked. The defendant had tried to run over the EMS, Sheriff and other responders at a accident scene attempting to leave.
    History here says he will get pleaded down before a criminal trial and drive on unless someone died.
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    William Crum
    Two counts aggravated assault with a vehicle.
    Bond $150,000, pending bond hearing.
    Possible sentence: Ten years each count.




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    Hate to read she is still in critical condition, never a good read.

    Read on a local forum a post from a fellow rider in the area the motorcycle pilot did not get a citation for illegal pass as he came up on slower vehicle and attempted a safe pass. The prior link says he did so who knows. The insect bite story is lame. He also crossed the double yellow to NASCAR block, so his justification argument on the apology is a bit hypocritical.

    Some states have wording it is allowed if safe , most say never cross double unless making a left turn. TX is the latter, but unless you do something really dumb ( no clear site line) typically "tolerated" if something is blocking the posted limit.

    Have done the same thing in TX for years passing farm equipment, cruiser parades and lane police going ten or more under. Have been in eyesight of Law Enforcement and was not pulled over.

    A lot of previously striped for passing zones have been double yellowed lately.Some run for miles where there are long straight clear passing zones. It seems since no driver training is taught anymore, the easiest way to dumb it down is to double yellow
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    Fatalies in Central Texas

    News reports and videos of a horrendous head on last night near Bastrop Texas , east of Austin. Seems a DWI pickup in the wrong lane.
    Appears to be an older K bike, thoughts and prayers to the families with lives lost.

    http://kxan.com/2015/10/23/fatal-two...astrop-county/

    http://www.fox7austin.com/news/local...37565717-story
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