Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. scooteraug02

    scooteraug02 Dog Rancher

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    This is from the link:

    "Hey, to anyone that doesn’t know yet……

    Dianne and I have been off work since Aug 30th because of some fucking idiot with his head buried up his ass. Thought you might want to see something that you are not likely to ever see again. A head on crash with two motorcycles! Dianne and I were on the Dragon with a dozen of our best friends and this is what happened. I have 10 broken ribs and 2 broken vertebrae. Be mindful of idiots on bikes coming around a curve, they might not know what the fuck they are doing! The photos were taken by a professional photographer at the side of the road as it happened. My bike stopped at the point of impact. It hurled Dianne and me off the bike like rag dolls. Hurt like a Mother Fucker too! They had to put me on a helicopter and life flight me to the hospital in Knoxville.



    Jay and Dianne"

    I'm no paramedic but first aid is ABC. Airway, are they breathing,mouth to mouth? Bleeding, are they going to bleed out, stop bleeding. Circulation, keep the heart pumping. If they are conscious and screaming, not bleeding, they are good until the pros arrive, unless you want to yank their helmet off or pull on their broken bones. Am I wrong?

    I was second on scene to a wreck once, first on scene were friends of the victims. The girl was thrown out of the windshield and screaming in pain. The friends were trying to keep her calm. When the Fire Department showed up I told them both were conscious and the girl was in pain but not bleeding a lot. They calmly got their stuff and checked them out.


    This requires immediate attention. Happened in GA the other day wrong way driver on I-85 near the airport.

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  2. ultrachrome

    ultrachrome Poser

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    The red bike seems awfully close to the center line. It looks like he was just going through the turn hugging the center line instead of staying to the right and setting up for a late apex which would provide better odds for avoiding a collision.
  3. vfxdog

    vfxdog Been here awhile

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    UK plates. Probably a British couple living the dream, having shipped their bikes to the US and found a store that sells extra-large helmets.
  4. mneblett

    mneblett Professional Lurker

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    Doubt it would have made much of a difference -- the other guy was already down and sliding in the direction across the red bike's path (note the silver bike's already on its side at the point of contact). If, if, if -- if red bike was going slower, if he was to the right 10 feet, if he had left the crossroads of time 10 seconds later (or earlier) -- if, if, if.

    Seems more a matter of the fates deciding his time was up - he came around a turn, driving in a normal manner on his side of the road, to face an unexpected crash sliding *across* his lane. I doubt many of us would have been able to avoid contact, no matter what evasive action was taken.
  5. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    omg, what is wrong with people? Any word on the reason driver of the little pickup was speeding down the wrong way? Is that you on the bike?
  6. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    Strap is attached. That's why it comes out next to the d-rings. Seeing fivehead is bad though.
  7. Hot Stuff

    Hot Stuff Road Dragon

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    A = Airway...make sure it is unobstructed. This is the first step in CPR

    B = Breathing...make sure the victim is breathing.

    C = Circulation...check pulse or other signs that the heart is beating and blood is circulating.
  8. spezjag

    spezjag Long timer

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    :rilla
  9. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    And she's hot.
  10. daveinva

    daveinva Been here awhile

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    Admit it: you just did that for an excuse to drag out that dancing Jack-o graphic!
  11. ErikY.

    ErikY. Here, Now.

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    +1! My first thoughts too. He's either a good rider or lucky or both.
  12. TrashCan

    TrashCan Scary Jerry

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    The Silver bike was not down and sliding.

    They hit almost head on.

    See the red helmet between the rider and his wife...that is the silver bike rider going through the air.

    The second bike did not run over the silver bike rider.


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  13. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    Hi Ho Silver looks like a high side.

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  14. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    Christ. Will you fucks go to the original link at look at the whole series of pics before making stupid comments? Neither bike slid or highsided or lowsided. They fucking crashed into eachother in an offset head-on. This caused the bikes to rotate and flip.
  15. klaviator

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    Coming into the corner where the collision occurred, the silver bike had just come down a fairly long downhill straight. He probably just gassed it down the straight then maybe he was afraid to use the front brake and went into that curve too hot and ran wide. That curve is also somewhat deceptive due to the road that branches off in the middle of that curve. I'm sure there have been numerous crashes at that curve, I've seen at least one. The photographer was risking his life set up on the outside of that curve. But then, other photographers also set up on the outside of curves. I'm surprised non have them been taken out by crashing bikes or even cars.

    These guys are right in the potential crash zone:

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  16. bimmerx2

    bimmerx2 Been here awhile

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    There can be a lot of speculation about who coulda/shouda done what to avoid that head-on but the point of impact is very close to, if not directly over, the center line so both of those bike were not where they should have been.

    Making a habit of hovering around the center line is just playing with a loaded gun. Like someone hinted at a few pages ago, maybe these guys got away with it thousands of times. Realistically though it's a REALLY bad habit to get into because you're setting yourself up to be at the mercy of some stranger coming from the other direction. The guy on the red bike MAY have been in his lane but it was by inches at most so the silver bike only had to blow the corner by a tiny amount for this to happen. Mr. Red Bike is lucky it wasn't a car drifting 6 inches over the line.
  17. Dolly Sod

    Dolly Sod Red Clay Halo

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    :dunno

    If I can help I will, if I can't I'm not going to try.

    As for blaming a photog for taking photos instead of "helping" because someone is "sure" that no one has done anything. :topes
  18. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    Every photographer working on the hill is causing a potential crash zone.
  19. Ugly

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    Can't even see the yellow line in the first pic of the series. :becca
    (Edit: Reading comprehension fail. There is no line there. Meh, I can still armchair quarterback it though.)
  20. hscrugby

    hscrugby "That guy"

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    We prefer the terms "forward" "prop" or "lock" or "Fat fuck who will kick the shit out of the opposing flanker for cheap shotting my scrawny ass"

    Usually the last term is most common on the field. (Says the 280lb lock)