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Old 07-29-2013, 09:02 AM   #1
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Pickup truck driver dies after crash with motorcycle

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INDEPENDENCE, Ore. (AP) -- A motorcycle rider was thrown through the windshield of a pickup truck in a collision near Independence.
Oregon State Police say the truck driver was killed and the motorcycle rider is expected to survive.
KATU reports (http://bit.ly/13rInHu ) it happened Sunday on Highway 51.
Troopers say 77-year-old Billy Austin of Monmouth was making a left turn in his pickup truck when it collided with a motorcycle ridden by 22-year-old Bradley Mosey of Independence.
Mosey flew off his cycle, through the windshield and ended up in the rear seat of the pickup.
Both men were flown to Salem Memorial Hospital where Austin died.
Troopers said Mosey's helmet and safety gear helped him survive.
More here: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Drive...217322661.html

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Old 07-29-2013, 09:06 AM   #2
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:08 AM   #3
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:09 AM   #4
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:11 AM   #5
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:22 AM   #6
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Am I a douche for thinking this is a rare instance of perfect justice?
I don't think "perfect justice" has someone dying after making a tragic mistake. If he made the turn with intent to kill, then maybe you're right.
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Old 07-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #7
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I don't think "perfect justice" has someone dying after making a tragic mistake. If he made the turn with intent to kill, then maybe you're right.
Well-stated, thank you, and certainly my knee-jerk reaction is ugly.

Here's the thing...

Cruising the news wires this morning there were several instances, not just that one, of reports around the country of vehicles turning in front of motorcycles and inevitably, the motorcyclist(s) die or are crippled. A double fatality yesterday in FL when a couple on a motorcycle got a dose of turning automobile. Another couple died in MI on Saturday, same thing, turning pickup truck.

It is sickening and I'm tired of seeing it. People in this country treat the task of driving far too casually. They know that insurance will pay for their fuck-ups, their airbag-laden cages will protect them and unless they can be proven to be drunk/drugged out of their minds the worst that can happen is they get a traffic summons. Maybe if motorists find out they too can die or become maimed when they hit motorcycles, maybe they'll be just a bit less careless.

To me, carelessness connects to intent just as well as DUI does.
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Maybe if motorists find out they too can die or become maimed when they hit motorcycles, maybe they'll be just a bit less careless.
Doesn't stop people from running into semis and trains, so no, probably not going to happen.
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So, if I can, when a 4, or more, wheeled vehicle turns left in front of me and is going to cause an accident, I should try to leap off my bike and aim for the windshield of the turner?

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Am I a douche for thinking this is a rare instance of perfect justice?
If you are, so am I...
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More here: http://www.katu.com/news/local/Drive...217322661.html

Am I a douche for thinking this is a rare instance of perfect justice?
If someone is going to die, I'd rather have it be the person at fault.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #12
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Inattention has consequences sometimes. This time I'm glad to see the them (mostly) applied to the apparently inattentive party.
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #13
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So, if I can, when a 4, or more, wheeled vehicle turns left in front of me and is going to cause an accident, I should try to leap off my bike and aim for the windshield of the turner?

Got it!
Remember to aim head first...that's what the helmet is for...
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Remember to aim head first...that's what the helmet is for...
And wear a helmet like this:

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Old 07-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #15
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.... Maybe if motorists find out they too can die or become maimed when they hit motorcycles, maybe they'll be just a bit less careless.
Nah, they'll just want motorcycles outlawed for being dangerous to car occupants.

Or want car windshields to be motorcyclist-proof.
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