Originally Posted by duck
In reading that article it sounds as though the motorcycle caused the crash, not the rider.
The linkage between the handlebars and the seat malfuntioned, causing the machine to proceed directly to the crash site. Almost uncanny how it managed to center punch that utility pole... what are the odds?
Another factor, as related elsewhere in PL that should not have been news to anyone over age 30- younger riders will pick themselves up, call for a pickup, and go home; older riders will hope the ambulance gets there before they die. Talking to a state traffic safety wonk, they tell me that crash vs. fatality rates can nearly be tied to distance (more accurately, timei) EMS response.