Motorcycle Fatality in Grand Junction

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by gee, Feb 2, 2013.

  1. gee

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  2. Assfault

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    Unfortunate situation and I hope the family and friends find some peace in this tradegy.

    I find it disturbing that most if not all the news reporting on motorcycle accidents feel the need to inform about the wearing of helmet. I have never understood this.
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    Why? It's a simple statement of fact, it's not an editorial comment. I frequently read about Auto accidents where they mention that driver was ejected and wasn't wearing a seatbelt. I don't see the difference. Immediately after an accident there are precious few known facts available for the reporter to use so I can't blame them for using what they can.
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    What they missed in the report is the time of day and lighting.
    Too many Colorado car drivers use "stealth mode" at dusk and dawn.
    I have seen cars driving when it is nearly pitch dark with no lights in Colorado.
    Strange they missed that detail but got his helmet. Must be their agenda!
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    Bummer.

    As far as the helmet, to expand a bit on what Garp said, they talk about the helmet because it is viewed as a safety device. Just like seatbelts. What I don't understand is what good a helmet will do if hit by a car or truck when on a bike.

    As far as stealth mode cars, yeah....stupid drivers is the cause. Can't tell you how many times I've driven in to work in the fog and people won't have their lights on. They must think the lights are only there to help them see. Its especially annoying when they are in a white vehicle. Sunrise is another situation. I come in to town from the east and always run my lights when its near sunrise cuz the guys going east are being blinded by the sun and can't see squat. I've got the sun behind me and I can see great, but not them. Same deal going home.

    Natural selection I guess, but their stupidity risks others' lives.
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    Yeah, because everyone has an agenda, and they're all out to get us, or maybe just to get you.:dic
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    Earlier this week the Denver Post mentioned a motorcycle rider got killed by Morrison - anyone know what happened?
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    The difference to me is a seat belt is required by law, a helmet is not.
    Might as well state the rider was wearing body armour, a jacket, or boots as its all safety equipment.
    It has no bearing on what happened in the accident. This is why I feel like you state, they use whatever they can for story filler.
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    They didn't miss this:
    "The motorcyclist attempted to cross 50 south and pulled in front of the GMC. The car collided with the motorcycle and the man was ejected from his bike and came to a final rest on 50."
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    Any word on the identity of the rider?:cry
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    David Lee Smithey 49 years old
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  13. unaweep

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    Awwww, fuck. :cry


    Oh, fuck, fuck, fuck.
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    My condolences for your/everyones loss.

    Please don't hold a grudge for the postings here - humor to one is almost always an insult to another. This is learned behavior - mostly from our political system - where such tactics are employed everyday through media and gov't outlets. YMMV, My condolences are sincere.
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  15. Wannabeeuro

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    Sorry Jim and I'm guessing other friends in G.J. I'm really sorry that you had to read it here after these 2 dickheads think there is humor in this.
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  16. unaweep

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    Thanks Tim.

    Dave's sister was severely injured in a car wreck 3 + years ago when another vehicle swerved into their lane. The head-on collision killed his Mom. His sister had more than 50 fractures. Their brother was paralyzed in a climbing accident in Alaska last year. Now this. :waysad
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    Wow. Awful. Just horrible. My thoughts are with his family and friends. And you.
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    Word can not express how sorry I am for your loss as well as for the rest of his friends and family. What a tragic way to lose your friend.
    Steve
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    Damn Jim, I'm sorry bud. :cry

    It's been a fucked up week.

    So sorry for your loss.
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  20. MountainsandRivers

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    Very sorry for the loss of your friend. My thoughts are with you and his family!
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