It was another nice Sunday here in Vegas... - 600RR.net
Crash Boom Bang Had a get off? Drop your bike? Had your girlfriend kick your bike over? Tell your story here.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 12:59 AM Thread Starter
Knee Dragger
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 108
Images: 1
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
It was another nice Sunday here in Vegas...

and lots of people were out riding today. The city has had a very low accident rate lately and you feel fairly safe. Then I see on the local news some drughead crossed the median and went head-on into a rider. The rider tried laying the bike down but he was still in the path of the oncoming car which hit the bike and then hit him, killing him instantly. I almost wonder if he'd been better off staying on the bike and getting launched over the car. The driver of the car obviously never even hit the brakes.

The driver failed two sobriety tests plus they suspect he was high on other drugs combined with alcohol. He came out without a scratch but now faces criminal DUI charges.

Even when you are doing everything right, some crackhead can still come out of nowhere and end you.
St8kout is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 01:53 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
daisoman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: TO
Posts: 582
Thanks: 33
Thanked 57 Times in 49 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Hate to hear stories like this. Rip rider


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com Free App

daisoman is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 03:23 AM
clx
World Superbike Racer
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Posts: 1,628
Thanks: 92
Thanked 172 Times in 122 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
yes laying it down was propably not intentional? maybe locked up trying to brake and swerve?



2005 600rr 36300km
2001 Isuzu kb 320 V6 LX double cab 212000km
clx is offline  
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 08:48 AM
Moto GP Racer
 
crashkhanman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Charlotte, NC 28217
Posts: 3,967
Thanks: 449
Thanked 328 Times in 283 Posts
Feedback Score: 9 reviews
RIP Rider ...I hope they bury the drugger under the jail.

Its never proper to "lay the bike down"...of course easily done when nerves get the best of you. May the riders family have peace in the future.

'07 CBR600RR Track-Only Demon!
Nesba/N2/PRE/TPM/Roger Lyle "A" Group // CCS #306

'08 GSXR 600 Blue ~ Current Bike
'07 Yamaha R6 Blue ~ SOLD
'08 CBR600RR Silver ~ SOLD
'06 Yamaha R6 Black ~ SOLD
'08 GSXR 600 TrackOnly ~ SOLD
'08 GSXR 600 White ~ SOLD
'08 Yamaha R6 ~ SOLD
'07 GSXR 750 ~ SOLD
'12 Aprilia RSV4 Factory ~ Crashed/SOLD
'07 CBR600RR Black ~ SOLD
'09 CBR600RR Phoenix TrackOnly ~SOLD
'09 CBR600RR Red/Black ~SOLD
'07 CBR600RR Blue/Silver ~SOLD
crashkhanman is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 09:34 AM
Training Wheel Hero
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: West bend,WI
Posts: 54
Thanks: 1
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I cringe when I hear stories like this... He will do life in prison no doubt but ruined a families life.
Roller is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 11:27 PM
Pocketbike Racer
 
echavezrr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 286
Thanks: 46
Thanked 23 Times in 23 Posts
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
Oh wow that is terrible. Just pictured that and cringed so bad. RIP Rider
echavezrr is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 12:23 AM
AMA Supersport Racer
 
Bimmerx2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: DFW Texas
Posts: 773
Thanks: 30
Thanked 88 Times in 65 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Thoughts out to the family of the rider. I hope the driver spends a very long time behind bars.

Someone crossing the center and coming at me head-on is one of the things I fear more than anything. You know they aren't in control (for whatever reason), you have very little time to take any action and even if you do you can't be sure what the nut behind the wheel is going to do next. "Laying it down" is the very last thing I would try because you are basically just giving up and hoping the other guy doesn't run you over. Ride it out and aim for an escape but don't go to the ground without a fight.

Enjoy every minute of life!


Current stable:
05 Honda CBR 600RR (track only)
06 BMW R1200 GS (sold)
08 Honda CBR 1000RR (street only)
12 BMW K1600GTL

IBA# 57849

Motorcycle Road Trips I've Taken: http://lonemuser.blogspot.com/p/moto...rip-index.html
Bimmerx2 is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-27-2012, 07:10 PM
Knee Dragger
 
danlar's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 144
Thanks: 7
Thanked 7 Times in 7 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
RIP rider :(
danlar is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the 600RR.net forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome