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 Post subject: A Sad but predictable outcome
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 11:51 am 
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http://www.wcpo.com/news/state/state-indiana/2-killed-in-crash-between-motorcycle-car

You would not have to be a trained accident investigator to arrive at a pretty good summary of what happened here. It's too late for these people, but this should be a good reminder to all about the importance of always wearing a good FULL FACE helmet. A distracted or inattentive driver pulling out of a parking lot in front of a motorcycle is something that can happen to the most experienced and careful rider, even when just riding to the grocery store. The speed in this crash did not appear to be excessive, and given the typical superman type launch of a rider over the top that results from a T bone type crash should probably have been survivable for both riders if proper head protection had been used.
As a rider you have to anticipate this type of accident, and if you can't prevent it by slowing and stopping as necessary, you should at least protect yourself from dying or being seriously injured in a fender bender.
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 Post subject: Re: A Sad but predictable outcome
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 12:28 pm 
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Great find Duckester. Thanks for the Information. Remember, Always Expect the Unexpected. Your Life can Depend on it.

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 Post subject: Re: A Sad but predictable outcome
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 7:18 pm 
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Forgive me for throwing this out there, but I can't help noticing that the brand involved is well-known in riding circles for under-performing brakes and unskilled riders working on bad advice from other unskilled riders.

This is precisely the sort of thing that has kept this web site around for so long: people need a source of good, solid, scientifically sound advice as opposed to the nonsensical drivel that permeates motorcycle riding in general.

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 Post subject: Re: A Sad but predictable outcome
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:10 pm 
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Time for the "I was wearing a 3/4 helmet" picture?

Lowside at 40-45 mph


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 Post subject: Re: A Sad but predictable outcome
PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:50 pm 
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Great picture John... you can kind of see the outline of the sides of the helmet outlined in unscraped skin.. :D
Thanks again for putting that out there.

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