Atwater man dies after motorcycle crash

Full story: Akron Beacon Journal

An Atwater man died this morning after he was involved in a motorcycle accident at 6:45 a.m., the Summit County Medical Examiner's office said today.

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Just Me Over Here

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Apr 10, 2008
 
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That is just wrong. I am shocked at the callousness. True there are a MINORITY of bikers that are irresponsible, but the MAJORITY are not. Statisticaly speaking, when there is an accident involving a bike and a auto. Most often then not it is the person in the auto at fault. People don't pay attention when they are driving. First words out of their mouths, "I didn't see 'em" chances are, they weren't looking!
It is wrong to take the actions of a few and lump ALL bikers into that catagory. That would be like saying anyone who has any accident and dies, deserved it.
That is a sick minded person who takes pleasure in seeing someone loose thier life in an accident. I feel sorry for everyone that knows you and am greatful that I do not.
As a biker, I say TY! Very true and well said.
Just Me Over Here

Erie, PA

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Apr 10, 2008
 
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Wouldn't that hurt??
Well after what that idiot said, I could only hope it would
Dole Banana

Stow, OH

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Apr 10, 2008
 
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Couple years ago, on Rte 8 north, just past the interchange, one of those idiot stunt riders was passing on the shoulder and got clipped by a pick-up truck.
Sweet justice - he bit the big one. I laughed for days. Just sorry I didn't get to see the jello puddin' head.
You ride - you take a big risk! You wipe out and die, your own f******* fault.
That S.O.B. flew passed us just like 5 minutes before he hit the pavement. He was miles ahead of us and we got off an exit before seeing the aftermath. He was flying and flew to the afterlife in an instant.

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Akron

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Apr 11, 2008
 
My condonlences to this motorcyclist's family.

Most riders are considerate and responsible.

http://www.ridetowork.org/

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Jackson Twp.

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Apr 11, 2008
 
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Most often then not it is the person in the auto at fault. People don't pay attention when they are driving. First words out of their mouths, "I didn't see 'em" chances are, they weren't looking!
That is absolutely true.#1 reason for fatal wrecks between a bike and another vehicle? The other vehicle either turned left from the opposing direction into the path of the bike or encroached the biker's right of way from a street/driveway from their side. It's something we riders have to be aware of - and never take for granted that the 'other guy' sees us and is going to stop. We have to try our best to view EVERY intersection, or car/truck slowing from the opposite direction, as a threat.

Condolences to his family.
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Apr 11, 2008
 
Sorry to hear about your loss. Also sorry to the Other driver it is a very bad experience to have to go through something like this. Best of luck to both families.

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Apr 11, 2008
 
NEOH Beemer Rider wrote:
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That is absolutely true.#1 reason for fatal wrecks between a bike and another vehicle? The other vehicle either turned left from the opposing direction into the path of the bike or encroached the biker's right of way from a street/driveway from their side. It's something we riders have to be aware of - and never take for granted that the 'other guy' sees us and is going to stop. We have to try our best to view EVERY intersection, or car/truck slowing from the opposite direction, as a threat.
Condolences to his family.
Gotta ride like you are invisible. My friend was on a crotch rocket, stopped at a light and was rear-ended. The guy that hit him claimed he didn't see him! The light was red, must not have been able to see that either. Maybe he shouldn't be driving a car if he couldn't see.

I have had so many people pull out in front of me! I thank god for the MSF class! Have been able to avoid a collision.

People, it is not against the law to ride a motorcycle and with the price of gas now a days it is cheaper to ride to work.

Get off of your phones and pay attention to where you are aiming that big SUV! It is a deadly weapon.
Billy W

Bay Village, OH

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May 9, 2008
 
No matter what kind of bike you ride, how you ride,what kind of pipes you have or what you wear on your head, watch out! There are ignorant, inconciderate and senile drivers in cars. I have been a motorcylcist for over 30 years and it doesn't change! Either they dont see you or don't care. Just assume every asshole is going to cut you off, run a stop sign or turn left in front of you and you won't end up in an accident with a car. I have even had people look directly in my face and then pull right out like I wasnt there. I have chased them down and pounded on their windows and cussed them out. If they aren't a biker or related to one they assume we are all shit and treat us that way. It is up to you to make sure you get there alive. Anyone who gets pleasure in seeing a biker or anyone else for that matter die in an accident needs serious help! Or a serious ass kicking by a bunch of bikers. My sympathies go out to the biker who died and his family. Anyone who knows bikers knows that during riding season we all participate in many charity rides to raise money for people and children who need medical care etc. So next time you pull out in front of a biker, just think, he may be on a poker run to raise money for some kid who he doesn't know, that has terminal cancer, who may be the child of the driver that almost ran him off the road.
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May 10, 2008
 
it is even worse for bicyclists..

I do want to remind motorcyclists (most of you dont need reminding) that a bike is so "quick"... I have seen, especially young riders on crotch bikes, go from 0 to 60 in what seems a second and they dont seem to realize that some driver up the road make a decision to do something (maybe turn) thinking it was all clear and suddenly the bike was upon them.

again, my condolences to this mans family.

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