Hit and Run

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  1. FremenUsul

    FremenUsul n00b

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    Hi all,

    So Tuesday night was needlessly exciting. (8/9/0216)

    I was involved in a hit and run.

    I am fine and the bike is as well. One saddle bag it what it cost in the end.

    Was traveling west bound on the 174 inside Cumberland (Near Ottawa, Ontario Canada). White SUV slows down infront of me. Right indicator turns on and they move over to the right side of the road.

    At this point I am thinking they are giving me space to overtake them.
    I start to overtake them and then they turn left and hit my throttle side saddle bag.

    Figure I was doing about 40 at the time. I was able to come to a stop on the shoulder of the road. The oncoming shoulder.

    I am not sure how I managed to keep the bike from going down.

    Once stopped I looked for the SUV and it was gone.

    Looked for the SUV for about a half hour without any luck.

    Filed the police report already. Doubt anything will happen as I did not get a plate number.

    So hard lesson learned.
    Don't trust the cagers.
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  2. foxtrapper

    foxtrapper Long timer

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    Sorry to hear about it, but glad you weren't hurt.

    Been involved in three hit and runs over the years. Two were by cops.
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  3. GoGoGavin41

    GoGoGavin41 Sokath, his eyes opened!

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    Very similar thing happened to my wife and I several years ago (signal one way, violently turn the opposite way at the last minute). Sucks that the ding-dongs ran but glad you're okay. Definitely don't trust the cages.
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  4. NesquikNinja

    NesquikNinja Long timer

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    Hit and runners = absolutely shit people. I sincerely hope they don't have children. We don't need more of them

    Glad your okay. Sounds like they did a classic drunk maneuver to me.
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  5. Ohthetrees

    Ohthetrees Been here awhile

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    I think sometimes people initiate a u-turn by putting on right blinker, drifting right, and when they think they are clear (obviously not this time) they suddenly turn hard left. Almost caught me out once when I was driving a car and following behind. Not sure if that might be the case this time.
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  6. Unstable Rider

    Unstable Rider Moto Fartografist

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    Glad your alright.
    Some of the fellow riders summarized the phenomenon well.

    Ride safe gents, ride safe!

    :dic
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  7. IndigoSouthpaw

    IndigoSouthpaw Adventurer

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    Shame you couldn't get their plate number. I know in the US for the majority of states a hit & run(or hit/skip in some states) is an immediate 6 points on license with a loss of license for at least 30 days(up to 5 years depending on what the hit and run is paired with) as well as potential prison time(also depending on what it is paired with. Other party injured it will most definitely result in jail time)
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