Injuries reported in car-motorcycle crash
#1 Aug 12, 2012
A lot of comments have been made regarding motorists needing to pay attention to motorcycles/cyclists, and I agree whole-heartedly. However, to set the record straight, this particular cyclist pulled out of his driveway, which exits onto the road at the top of a hill with a dangerous blind spot, directly into the path of the car he was hit by. To further distract him, HIS radio was blaring. A neighbor mentioned that his family has witnessed multiple episodes of this gentleman/his family having near misses while pulling out of the drive onto the road. I'm truly grateful this gentleman lived. That being said, the blame isn't always with the car driver. This was one accident involving a car and motorcycle which would never have happened if the cyclist was paying attention and had given ample time for any unseen vehicles to top the hill, before pulling out.
#2 Aug 13, 2012
From what I understand speed was a factor here. This road has blind areas that if a car was speeding it would be very hard to see a car till till it was almost too late. My opinion is that the person responsible get the maximum jail time allowed by law in order to think about her actions. This post was extremely mean spirited and sounds a lot like the driver of the vehicle in question trying to cover her butt.
#3 Aug 15, 2012
I find the first comment posted as very detrimental to the motorcycle rider. What does his radio blaring have to do with him pulling out of the driveway or other close calls? To me it made it sound like trying to bias people against him.
And I know as cautious as I've been in situations where I've had to pull out in a situation where a hill or curve causes a blind spot, I've still had close calls. Especially when cars speed. I've seen signs that warn drivers about driveways, but I don't recall many drivers slowing down because of the sign. And if the driver who hit him is a frequent user of that road that, would be enough of a reason for them to slow down. It is my guess, for what a guess is worth, that they were really speeding.
#4 Aug 15, 2012
CJ, the driver in question was cited for 17 mph over the speed limit. The rider was also cited for failure to yield however I have been on this road before when I used to deliver papers and it is almost impossible to see other cars coming when the other driver is speeding. As for the radio comment I agree that there is no reason other than attempting to bias people against the rider which in itself is despicable.
#5 Aug 20, 2012
This road is very dangerous and narrow and it is unfortunate for both parties. Many things come in to play when choices are made. There were two people who made bad choices that morning. If I put myself in each of these people's place, I know they would have made a better choice, but now they have to live with them now. People need to be supportive of each other and stop JUDGING!!! Accidents happen...
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