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M3-Addict Mon, Apr-30-2007 07:46:45 PM

[NWS] Motorcycle Accident @ 120MPH - GRAPHICS
Normally I don't make threads about these things, but I know there are some of you that own bikes so let lesson be learned from this. This guy is wearing full gear too, Helmet, jacket, gloves, jeans, shoes that cover his ankle. Probably everything that's been said in the ""BOOK"". So don't let those things fool you and say well I'll be safe. Sometimes you won't just be dragged on the road. You'll be flying toward an object. May he rest in piece and family take it easy.


Tulsa - A Broken Arrow man was killed early Tuesday morning after a motorcycle accident on Highway 169 near 81st Street.

Witnesses say the cyclist was going faster than 100 miles per hour when he crashed into the back of a semi truck between 81st and 91st Street at about one o'clock Tuesday morning.

Investigators say evidence shows the cyclist was going about 120 miles per hour at the time of the impact. It took the truck driver more than a quarter of a mile to come to a stop. When he did, he stepped out of his rig and found the motorcyclist dead at the back of the truck.

"The truck driver was not hurt," says Captain Matt Kirkland. "He said that the impact was so strong that he thought he was hit from behind by another truck."

Officers said there was no indication that drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident.

1m32envy Mon, Apr-30-2007 08:04:46 PM

D@mn, I'm glad I just sold my bike last week. After seeing those pics I don't think I ever buy one again.

JohnA Mon, Apr-30-2007 08:11:40 PM

jesus christ

EmBa Mon, Apr-30-2007 08:34:10 PM


leletyM3 Mon, Apr-30-2007 08:56:38 PM

OMG .. I guess I don't want a bike anymore! :( this thing is soo scary!

xPhantom Mon, Apr-30-2007 09:12:18 PM

wow.. this is way too scary...
good thing i've never wanted a bike...
and this is exactly why.

may he rest in peace.

Dave_6 Mon, Apr-30-2007 09:15:36 PM

Unfortunately, thats what happens a lot of times when someone is doing something on the street that they shoudn't be. Obey speed limits and ride carefully and you can stay perfectly safe.

May he RIP :(

Bisan Mon, Apr-30-2007 09:41:06 PM

thats insane

quiksilver m3 Mon, Apr-30-2007 10:28:40 PM

I am an AVID speed bike rider, AND I work in the ER where I am constantly saving people from stupidity (be it from their actions or others)

I can say with honsety that myself and another Doc I work with would go riding alot and would open up our bikes for the thrill, BUT this would be in areas without traffic or that are reasonable for what we are doing. When riding you have to respect the bike, respect your ability to ride it, and respect the idiots you are on the road with because as smart as you think they will be, they wont.

This person, though fully leathered up and having body armor on, was stupid enough to ride at this speed at night when vision decreases and so do your ability to react. Also, it looks like he was surprised since it looks like he didnt try to put the bike down, but went straight into the truck, which isnt something anyone who knows how to ride would do. Possibly he was over riding this bike (well most likely as evident). So this is a prime example of rider stupidity.

Now it is possible that the truck pulled out in front of this rider (ignore the fact that he was travelling at such an excess of speed), which sadly I can say is an occurance that happens often. I see people pull out in front of me constantly and this is as I am obeying every posted rule, limit and then some. People see the bike with lights on (even during the day) and some how become stupid to the fact that even though it isnt a car, it IS a vehicle and pull right out in front of it. Plenty of times I am just cruising on the interstate and have had people look over their shoulder right at me on my bike and pull over on top of me. This is an example of others stupidity.

I am surprised in that the bike wasnt in more of a shredded condition with a hit that hard. It looks like the rider didnt suffer much since most likely he broke his neck and made mashed potatoes out of his brain in his head, since there isnt alot of trauma or blood at the scene.

Either way it is scary to see this happen or anything else I work on, but it doesnt totally turn me off to riding.
Given this is a great reason why people who ride need to be thinking 6 steps ahead of everything since they dont know what will happen and have to respect all that can happen

M3 Maniac Mon, Apr-30-2007 10:41:32 PM

:omg: What a horrible way to die.

May he rest in peace. This is the one reason I really don't want a bike.

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