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Old 09-01-2014, 10:07 AM   #1
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Karma again?

A motorcyclist swerved to avoid hitting a raccoon, and ended up crashing. Car that was following slowed right down to video the crashed biker. Truck driving behind the car, smacked into it. Both, biker and car driver, I'm slightly injured. Bike and the car were both write off.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:10 AM   #2
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"Biker and the driver" were injured, I meant to say.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:22 AM   #3
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How is the raccoon?
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:28 AM   #4
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It didn't say.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:30 AM   #5
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I stopped today to help a turtle cross the road. No one was hurt or killed.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:40 AM   #6
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Is "Karma again" the same thing as déjà vu all over again?
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:07 AM   #7
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I don't even know what 'karma' means, let alone deja vu.
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:56 AM   #8
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A motorcyclist swerved to avoid hitting a raccoon, and ended up crashing. Car that was following slowed right down to video the crashed biker. Truck driving behind the car, smacked into it. Both, biker and car driver, I'm slightly injured. Bike and the car were both write off.
Super story. Who was the Karma for, and was it good or bad?
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:23 PM   #9
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Super story. Who was the Karma for, and was it good or bad?
For the car driver just about stopping on freeway to film the crashed bike.
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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For the car driver just about stopping on freeway to film the crashed bike.
Or the trucker following the cager too closely?
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Old 09-01-2014, 12:58 PM   #11
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I suppose the truckie could've been looking at the fallen rider as well, so 2 bad karmas so far, nothing on the raccoon as yet.
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:49 PM   #12
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I'm sorry for what is probably going to make me sound like an a**, but why pick crashing over simply running over the raccoon?
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Old 09-01-2014, 01:51 PM   #13
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I'm sorry for what is probably going to make me sound like an a**, but why pick crashing over simply running over the raccoon?
Instinct kicks in IMO - most folks would swerve, myself included.
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Old 09-01-2014, 10:12 PM   #14
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People have crashed cars while trying to avoid running over a squirrel or a bird.
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Old Yesterday, 01:38 AM   #15
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People have crashed cars while trying to avoid running over a squirrel or a bird.
And we especially should not do that on our bikes. Squirrels and birds, don't even brake. Most will find a way out. Raccoons, porcupines, small dogs, etc., brake if you can before getting off the brakes and swerving. But remember that important lesson you were probably taught: you can't combine braking and swerving and hope to remain on the rubber. Running them over may be the best you can do.

For deer and other large animals. point the bike at their butt then brake hard - assuming you have the time to do anything except utter one swear word before you collide.
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