Motorcycles Collide With Car, 1 Dead

Motorcycles Collide With Car, 1 Dead

There are 117 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Dec 11, 2007, titled Motorcycles Collide With Car, 1 Dead. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

Two men driving motorcycles on Macland Road in Cobb County Tuesday afternoon ended up colliding with a vehicle in a deadly wreck.

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Since: Jul 07

Austell, GA

#118 Dec 13, 2007
Mee wrote:
As soon as she entered the neighborhood, two motorcyclists came right in front of her in full speed and crashed into her car. So, it is not her fault at all because they were driving very fast. Also, I saw them driving on the left lane because there was a car blocking the right lane...... The damage is terrible because the motorcyclists were driving too fast on their way out of the neighborhood and they were on the wrong lane.
So, these two were in the WRONG LANE while they were racing down Macland? For Pete's sake will this exonerate that poor woman in the eyes of this crowd? She's undoubtably mentally distraught about an accident that can easily be shown by multiple witnesses had nothing to do with an error in her driving.

Call me hateful, wax childish and poke at my upbringing, education, whatever! It doesn't matter to me. It's clear what happened here. Some folks get on a bike and suddenly feel as if the speed limits don't apply, lanes don't apply, common sense and driving etiquette doesn't apply to them.

The article states that the two bikers were in their 30's. The fact that they were younger helps explain their irresponsible behavior and does make the final result more tragic.
West Cobb Dad

Atlanta, GA

#119 Dec 13, 2007
I have spoken at length to an eyewitness of this accident. He was AT the Wendy's parking lot when the group of riders began talking racing. The races were many that afternoon, and he saw several of them. He has known BOTH victims for many, many years and their families. He said that those two were always racing each other. He also said that one of the victims brother was encouraging his brother to go home and get his bike to race a guy for $1000.00. This was to occur on Macland Road. The eyewitness I speak of was out of his car STANDING at the exact point where the accident occured. He was struck by a piece of flying debris from one of the bikes. He is emotionally distraught, having watched one of his close friends children get killed. Why was he standing there??? Because he was at the finish line to see who won. Those are his words, not mine. He told me those two were probably running in excess of 120 mph when the lady pulled out in their path. He said the lady started out, then saw them and realized they were going too fast for her to get out of the way and she just stopped. He said that he had discouraged the racing and a friend of his even offered to get the riders access to a closed drag strip in the interest of safety. He also said the the Cobb Police had pulled in to the Wendy's/Publix parking lot and asked some of the riders what they were up to and if they knew of any street racing in the area. They all denied it. My friend was a witness to all of this. I am also a cyclist and have had my share of close calls. Bottom line---racing and triple digit speeds have no place on public streets. Take it to the track. While what has happened is tragic and so very, very sad, it was preventable. Let's not be so quick to persecute, and let the police investigation run its course. I am sure that when the cause is determined, if someone needs to be charged, they will be. Godspeed to the pour soul who lost his life and prayers will be given for a fast and complete recovery to the survivor.

Since: Jul 07

Austell, GA

#120 Dec 13, 2007
Nuff said.....
Miss A

Cumming, GA

#121 Dec 14, 2007
Hard Headz are all loved and are not reckless ppl. They are smart riders and very safe. If you do not know the family of the history of the rider, don't listen to the news. All we ask is that a lot of pray goes gout to both familes and the children of both men. D.Clark you will be missed and belive me I have your brother with me.
Miss A

Cumming, GA

#122 Dec 14, 2007
Both familes are in need of prayer. D.Clark you will be missed. your mom is taking care of everything need. For those that only listen to the news...F*C* OFF.. If you did not know the riders don; comment. I am close to both of the gentlemen and my loved one is in critical conditions. Please pray for all of us.
Gerquika_Mariett a Ga

United States

#123 Dec 14, 2007
Fools hurt themselves wrote:
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Too bad you didn't him to drive safer. Then you could still have his back and front.
You right if Nique was here I would have his frint and back but me telling Nique to be carful has nothing to do with his death. Its very clear that he was not being careful. I mean come on he made a mistake that cost him his life. He was no where near a fool just made an awful mistake. People make them everyday no one is perfect. Get a heart.
me muthaf___a1

Roswell, GA

#124 Dec 14, 2007
RESPECT THESE PEOPLEAND GROW UP WHAT IF IT WAS A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER OF YOURS THEN WOULD YA CALL THEM IDOTS?? IF THEYRE IDIOTS THEN YALL ARE SOME ASSES!!!
Missy

Fayetteville, GA

#126 Dec 15, 2007
May God Be with these families. The woman may have lived in the SUV, but i'm sure this accident will play over and over in her mind. On this evening lives were changed forever. It's difficult for many to forgive themselves for taking a life in an accident. Some are never ok again after something like this. We must all respect each other a little more when on these busy roads. RIP to the gentleman who lost his life and May God Bless the gentleman fighting to hold on. I hope all the families find strength in God and each other during this difficult time.
BIG D

Powder Springs, GA

#127 Dec 15, 2007
BRON JUST PAST AWAY. RIP BRON. LOVE YOU
Fellow Rider Macon Ga

Warner Robins, GA

#128 Dec 16, 2007
My prayers and condolences go out to both the victims and the lady in the car as well as to all the family and friends involved. I want to share this with you all.
To Those I Love and Those Who Love Me
(Author Unknown)
When I am gone, release me, let me go,
I have so many things to see and do,
You mustn't tie yourself to me with tears.
Be happy that we had so many years.
I gave you my love, You can only guess,
I thank you for the love you each have shown,
But now it is time I travel alone.
So grieve a while for if grieve you must,
then let your grief be, comforted by trust.
It's only for awhile that we must part,
so bless the memories within your heart.
I won't be far away, for life goes on.
So if you need me, call and I will come.
Though you can't see or touch me, I'll be near.
And if you listen with your heart, you'll hear,
All of my love around you, soft and clear.
And then, when you must come this way alone,
I'll greet you with a smile, and say,.......
"Welcome Home"
trippper

Chickamauga, GA

#129 Dec 16, 2007
Ridgerunner wrote:
A picture is worth a thousand words and the one that I see, says that the front of the car is destroyed. So the car had to have run over the bikes.
I was run over while riding my 1800 Goldwing and left for dead on the highway. The driver of the SUV was charged with hit and run with injuries by the GSP. But Murray County superior court only charged her 750 dollar fine.
My way of thinking now is since I got the bike to save on gas and maybe to help lower the gas at the punps and the law does not stand behind the bikers rights on the road. I'll just get back behind of the wheel of my 2ton truck and wait for the lady in the SUV to play chcken again.
Sorry to hear about your experience in Murray Co., Ridgerunner. I Live in Murray Co, and also ride a Goldwing. Even on one of the largest bikes on the road, other drivers scare me. There is such a HUGE drug and alcohol problem here, not to mention unlicensed drivers, and UNSKILLED drivers--many, many illegal aliens who have little or no experience behind the wheel and little or no understanding of traffic laws, courtesy and expectations. I've been a SAFE rider for 40 years and I often feel like a mouse waiting for a cat to pounce when on one of my bikes around here.

Condolences to the families affected by this tragedy.
AARMSTRONG

Atlanta, GA

#130 Dec 18, 2007
TO KNOW HOW AND WHEN IS JUST UNLIKELY,
TO LIVE AND LET LIVE IS OUR HOPE,
TO TRY AND SUCCEED IS OUR DREAMS,
TO FALL AND GET BACK UP IS OUR STRENGTH,
TO BELIEVE AND KNOW IS GOD.

TODAY I WILL SEE YOU FOR THE LAST TIME IN YOUR BODY, BUT YOU WILL ALWAYS BE WITH ME IN MIND AND SPIRIT. YOU WILL FOREVER HAVE A PLACE IN MY HEART, YOU WERE VERY DEAR TO ME IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. I KNOW THAT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO READ THIS DOMINIQUE BUT I HAD TO WRITE THIS SOMEWHERE BECAUSE OF A FEELING THAT I HAVE INSIDE..YOU KNOW HOW WE WERE WE HAD A WONDERFUL LINE OF COMMUNICATION AND I AM TRUELY GOING TO MISS THAT. I LOVE YOU NOW AND FOREVER DOMINIQUE. YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
APRIL ARMSTRONG-
CLOSURE (12-18-07)
AARMSTRONG

Atlanta, GA

#131 Dec 26, 2007
STILL MISSING YOU DOMONIQUE..DAMN...RIP..I LOVE YOU..ALWAYS. APRIL
AARMSTRONG

Atlanta, GA

#133 Mar 25, 2008
YOU ARE STILL IN MY HEART DOMONIQUE...I LOVE YOU...APRIL
Nyia

Dallas, GA

#134 Apr 1, 2008
I was at the mother house of the victum the next day because thats my fiance cuzin. It was so sad because she only had two kids both boys and he was the oldest and his lil brother is only 9, plus he had a lil baby girl. His mother was in disbeliefe, she was calling his name out loud and when she came back from the funeral home with his clothes it was heart breaking, everybody was crying. So for anybody to sit there and comment that was there fault or any thing negative, you wouldnt say that shit if it that happened to you.
Nyia

Dallas, GA

#135 Apr 1, 2008
FreqTravlr wrote:
I was driving West on Macland at 6:15. I saw the "crotch rockets" make a U turn at Bankstone and absolutey fly back east down Macland. I have been traveling Macland for 20 yrs, they were not just speeding, they were going 2X the speedlimit..DURING RUSH HOUR...HOW DARE THEY RISK SOMEBODY ELSES LIFE....If they wanted to be stupid idiots they should have gone out to Polk County.
You ass if that was your family would you like for somebody to call your dead folks idiots. You got to be the most fcked up person in the world, may god bless your dumb ass.
FreqTravir

Roswell, GA

#136 Apr 2, 2008
Nyia wrote:
<quoted text>You ass if that was your family would you like for somebody to call your dead folks idiots. You got to be the most fcked up person in the world, may god bless your dumb ass.
My family does not ride motorcycles like "dey fools."

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