Coral Springs motorcyclist dies in tr...

Coral Springs motorcyclist dies in traffic crash

There are 31 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Feb 4, 2009, titled Coral Springs motorcyclist dies in traffic crash. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

A Coral Springs man was killed after his motorcycle collided with a car in an intersection today, police said.

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Native

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#1 Feb 4, 2009
These guys on sport bikes ride like they own the road. I feel sorry for his family though.
Ignornace Central

Lake Worth, FL

#2 Feb 4, 2009
I drove by the accident scene today at lunch as they were cleaning up the mess.

It appeared to me that the driver of the motorcycle was going way too fast and broadsided the car as it was turning.

Another one for Darwin's waiting room.
Easy Rider

United States

#3 Feb 4, 2009
born to be wild ...........
Kilroy

Pompano Beach, FL

#5 Feb 4, 2009
woman drivers are the real problem here.
hah

Pompano Beach, FL

#6 Feb 4, 2009
another one bikes the dusk
Ga Hick

United States

#7 Feb 4, 2009
I saw the motorcycle in the middle of the intersection this afternoon.It was sickening at best.Big body fluid mess.Enough to make you never want to get on one.
Marlins

AOL

#8 Feb 4, 2009
Beep Beep wrote:
It's great to hear that another menace to society off the road forever!
come on, I can't believe you can say that. I knew the kid, and he was very cool. I don't exactly know what happened, but you don't need to say that. What if it was one of your family members or friend dies because they were driving crazy, in and out of traffic and what not. And I say good, one less idiot on the road, how are you gonna feel??
Unemployed

United States

#9 Feb 4, 2009
Where did he work? I want to go fill out an application.
deez gars is

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#10 Feb 4, 2009
at fault it wuz lashondras fault

“Life's A Beach”

Since: Jun 07

Pompano Beach

#11 Feb 4, 2009
Isn't Coral Springs Medical Center a Trauma Unit? If it is, why did they take him to North Broward Medical Center?

To his family, I offer my condolences.
SilverNine

Pompano Beach, FL

#12 Feb 4, 2009
i actually witnessed the accident as i was traveling west on Sample Road. I cannot belive i am reading this story about him dying!!! i saw him breathing heavily lying there when police and rescue came to aid him. They sat there and took off his clothes and he seemed fine and then one paramedic started giving him CPR rapidly and for a long time and thats when i was getting scared bcuz u dont wish death on no1.. they put him in the ambulance and the ambulance drove off very, very slowly. Thats when i guesed the worse that he passed away. My condolences to the family, i feel terrible about this knowing i witnessed it. I am 22 years old myself and i am into motorcycles. I dont agree that motorcycles are dangerous but the people around us, especially here in south FL, that are dangerous to motorcyclists. There's so many soccer mom's in huge cars and elderly people in big cars that cannot see other cars around them sometimes, let along a motorcyclist. I am very sorry for the family and friends lost..
DL Gator

Boynton Beach, FL

#13 Feb 4, 2009
SilverNine wrote:
i actually witnessed the accident as i was traveling west on Sample Road. I cannot belive i am reading this story about him dying!!! i saw him breathing heavily lying there when police and rescue came to aid him. They sat there and took off his clothes and he seemed fine and then one paramedic started giving him CPR rapidly and for a long time and thats when i was getting scared bcuz u dont wish death on no1.. they put him in the ambulance and the ambulance drove off very, very slowly. Thats when i guesed the worse that he passed away. My condolences to the family, i feel terrible about this knowing i witnessed it. I am 22 years old myself and i am into motorcycles. I dont agree that motorcycles are dangerous but the people around us, especially here in south FL, that are dangerous to motorcyclists. There's so many soccer mom's in huge cars and elderly people in big cars that cannot see other cars around them sometimes, let along a motorcyclist. I am very sorry for the family and friends lost..
I'm very sorry you had to witness the accident, it must've been terrible and will likely leave an impression on you. However, I don't think it's reasonable of you to make a blanket statement that soccer moms in vans are more dangerous to motorcyclists than vice versa.

In all honesty, there are MANY unsafe drivers in South Florida, and without seeing any statistics, I suspect that most motorcycle fatalities are caused by the motorcyclists, who are seen all around South Florida maxing out their speedometers on our highways and weaving in and out of traffic.

My condolences to this young man's family. Hopefully it will be a lesson to other bike enthusiasts to be as careful as possible and save the fast stuff for Moroso...
no sympathy here

AOL

#14 Feb 4, 2009
Marlins wrote:
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What if it was one of your family members or friend dies because they were driving crazy, in and out of traffic and what not. And I say good, one less idiot on the road, how are you gonna feel??
My family doesn't drive crazy in traffic. They are defensive drivers. If one of my friends wants to take a stupid chance to operate a motorcycle in an unsafe,'crazy' manner, then there would be little or no sympathy; They made their own STUPID decision to risk their lives by 'driving crazy'. Everyone knows the rules of the road, and that when it's 'car vs. motorcycle', the car wins every time.

There are safe, innocent riders who are struck by motorists NOT paying attention, and then there are the insane motorcycle riders who play roulette with their lives (and the lives of other innocent motorists) every time they get on the road. I have no sympathy for the latter of the two.
Built in delays

West Palm Beach, FL

#15 Feb 4, 2009
The traffic signals need to have longer delays so the yellow/red light runners and the green light jumpers can be saved.
I almost got t-boned by an idiot doing 90 mph trying to beat the light while I was turning left on wiles/university. I was making the turn at a normal speed when the idiot came barreling into the intersection. Fortunately, we both veered the opposite direction.
I usually always wait another few seconds...the horn blowers can kiss my azz
Mike Clayton

Hollywood, FL

#16 Feb 4, 2009
I am sorry that you had to witness the scene and I am sorry for his family. But you can't lay blame on only the drivers of cars. In this case it sounds like he hit the car not the other way around. Sport Bikes ignore most traffic laws intentionally. There are speed limits and driving rules for a reason.
SilverNine wrote:
i actually witnessed the accident as i was traveling west on Sample Road. I cannot belive i am reading this story about him dying!!! i saw him breathing heavily lying there when police and rescue came to aid him. They sat there and took off his clothes and he seemed fine and then one paramedic started giving him CPR rapidly and for a long time and thats when i was getting scared bcuz u dont wish death on no1.. they put him in the ambulance and the ambulance drove off very, very slowly. Thats when i guesed the worse that he passed away. My condolences to the family, i feel terrible about this knowing i witnessed it. I am 22 years old myself and i am into motorcycles. I dont agree that motorcycles are dangerous but the people around us, especially here in south FL, that are dangerous to motorcyclists. There's so many soccer mom's in huge cars and elderly people in big cars that cannot see other cars around them sometimes, let along a motorcyclist. I am very sorry for the family and friends lost..
Levity

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#17 Feb 4, 2009
Lots of glass houses in here. EVERYONE makes a stupid mistake driving from time to time, regardless of how wonderful we all think we are. This could have happened to anyone. Even if he was driving recklessly, we were all young once, and no one deserves to die for it.

Have a little sympathy. The guys family might be reading these comments, for God's sake.
Justifiably Bellicose

Atlanta, GA

#18 Feb 4, 2009
Ga Hick wrote:
I saw the motorcycle in the middle of the intersection this afternoon.It was sickening at best.Big body fluid mess.Enough to make you never want to get on one.
I know all about the fatalities that occur, but I just got my first motorcycle. See, I understand that most of the problems that other motorcyclists encounter (not all, but a huge percentage of them) come from the fact that they ride around like hot-rodding jerkoffs. If you do a safe, reasonable speed, and keep your eyes constantly scanning, you have a much better chance of remaining safe.
U were not there

Pompano Beach, FL

#19 Feb 4, 2009
The Rescue was driving slowly?? I was getting gas at the gas station when the accident happened. The first rescue truck there already had a pt in it and drove up as it happened. once the other one got onscene the FIRST one drove away slow. The other one took off real quick.
Also if they are doing CPR which means that they are pumping the chest..heart and breathing for him..then he isn't dead which means the Sunsentinel article was actually correct in saying ..he died at North Broward Trauma Center.
They looked like they were doing everything they could. They had a firefighter laying on his stomach inserting a tube into him as someone was doing what looked like correct CPR.
They gave this guys every chance to live from what I saw and I was as close as you can get!
Coral Springs does not have the capacity to take mangled people. What the general public doesn't know about Coral Springs Hospital makes them the general public!
Justifiably Bellicose

Atlanta, GA

#20 Feb 4, 2009
Marlins wrote:
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come on, I can't believe you can say that. I knew the kid, and he was very cool. I don't exactly know what happened, but you don't need to say that. What if it was one of your family members or friend dies because they were driving crazy, in and out of traffic and what not. And I say good, one less idiot on the road, how are you gonna feel??
People say what Beep Beep said because it is hard to have compassion for someone whose actions were idiotic, reckless, and ultimately ~self~destructive. Sometimes these reckless riders cause injuries and deaths to ~other~ people, not just themselves. So I think a certain amount of anger and hostility toward them is warranted, just like you'd be hostile toward someone if you were at a shooting range and he was the one guy who was pointing his gun all over the place, muzzle-sweeping people, and shooting at stuff and in directions he isn't supposed to shoot at. You'd be angry at him too and if he killed himself while endangering you and other innocents, you'd have justification.
Justifiably Bellicose

Atlanta, GA

#21 Feb 4, 2009
SilverNine wrote:
I am 22 years old myself and i am into motorcycles. I dont agree that motorcycles are dangerous but the people around us, especially here in south FL, that are dangerous to motorcyclists. There's so many soccer mom's in huge cars and elderly people in big cars that cannot see other cars around them sometimes, let along a motorcyclist. I am very sorry for the family and friends lost..
SilverNine, it is YOUR RESPONSIBILITY to be looking out for the people who you already know are going to occasionally fail to see you. You can't lay the blame on the elderly or self-absorbed, distracted drivers. You know they're out there! So since you do, failure to plan for them, failure to leave enough following distance, failure to anticipate them pulling out ahead of you--that's all YOUR failure. It doesn't justify them doing what they do and failing to yield right-of-way to you, but if you're dead because you still decided to ride at 65 in a 40 regardless, it won't matter that they shouldn't have pulled out--you'll be dead whether they were wrong or right.

It sounds like you need to take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation beginner rider course--and if you've taken it already, you need to sit through it again and LISTEN this time.

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