One dead, one injured in motorcycle crash

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Two Brentwood men riding a Kawasaki motorcycle slammed into a Ford Windstar in North Bay Shore on Sunday, leaving one dead and the other with serious injuries, Suffolk police said. Read more
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Ann

Brooklyn, NY

#3 Oct 26, 2008
Those Windstars are built like tanks. Those poor guys didn't stand a chance. My prayers are with all the families tonight.
Just Brilliant

Jupiter, FL

#6 Oct 27, 2008
I guess perhaps he's basing his perceptions on a long-reinforced observation that most of those who get hurt or killed riding sport bikes were riding them irresponsibly. I have to admit that I share that perception. But I haven't said anything about this individual case as yet, so all I'm doing is explaining why often times I and others say things like what "Enlightened" said.

If the bikers were riding like rocket-drivers, then it's their fault (or at least, the driver's fault; to a lesser extent, if the passenger were uncomfortable at the speed and riding habits, he could have tapped the driver on the shoulder and said slow the *&!% down).

If the old guy cut in front of them, it can still be to an extent their fault because I think that in many such collisions, the biker going superfast makes people misjudge his approach speed and thus misjudge the time they have to cross an intersection, as when making a left in front of straight-bound traffic.

Slow it down some and you have time to stop when you see the guy violate your right-of-way; and possibly he wouldn't be a factor in the first place if you weren't cooking up on your meeting so quickly.

“NO AMNESTY!!!!”

Since: Jan 07

Elizabeth, NJ

#7 Oct 27, 2008
Don't know about these bike riders, but there's a jerk here in Holbrook who likes to out run the cops on his racing bike. He lives off Coates, just waitng for him to break his neck or worse, some day.

Lots of race bike riders jus ride like fools, high speed take offs, doin wheelies, cuttin in and out of traffic. The odds will get you one day!

Since: Jun 08

Brooklyn, NY

#9 Oct 27, 2008
And I'm sure he wasn't speeding. The brakes must have malfunctioned because I'm sure we'll hear what a responsible rider he was and that the car shouldn't have been in his way.
Okay, let's hear the defense from all of his friends and what an amazing guy he was.
LegalUSCitizen

New York, NY

#11 Oct 27, 2008
I know the area....sounds like the guy driving the van blew the stop sign. Why am I not surprised?

“Melissa says, "om"”

Since: Apr 08

Suffolk County

#12 Oct 27, 2008
Even if riding responsibly, I think the roads on LI are way to congested to ride a motorcycle here. And then there are the condition of some of the roads.

Regardless of fault or lack there of, my heart goes out to all of them, including the van driver, and their families.
My Two Cents

Bayonne, NJ

#13 Oct 27, 2008
Driving north on Woodbury Road yesterday, when a funster on a sporty motorcycle passed me crossing the double yellow line and he was going well in excess of 40mph in a 30mph zone. Whose fault would it have been if a car going south at that moment slammed into this dillweed? BTW, for people who are not familiar with this road, it has winds and sharp turns and there's only one short stretch where it straightens out and passing is allowed with a broken yellow line.
William

Newington, CT

#15 Oct 27, 2008
Thank you to those who are praying for our family. Giovannie Feliciano Chaparro was my cousin and a great person. He had so much ahead of him, and it is extremely sad to know he will never have the chance to accomplish it. The entire family is suffering a great loss. To his father, I pray for him - no one can understand the feeling of losing their only child.

To "Enlightened": Your words reflect the ignorance that there is in this world. I pray that you never have to suffer a loss like this.
Southbound

Overland Park, KS

#19 Oct 27, 2008
Wow, a lot of jackasses who always blame the riders! The guy in the Windstar was 78. More than half of the motorcycle accidents I read about are caused by a brain dead drivers turning left across traffic, and directly in front of the bike. What makes you think this was anything different?
everyone has an opinion

East Setauket, NY

#24 Oct 27, 2008
Southbound wrote:
Wow, a lot of jackasses who always blame the riders! The guy in the Windstar was 78. More than half of the motorcycle accidents I read about are caused by a brain dead drivers turning left across traffic, and directly in front of the bike. What makes you think this was anything different?
perhaps the driver of the vehicle believed the cyclist was travelling at the speed limit and not flying at a high rate of speed....

....i've seen it too, when my friend got nailed making a left by a bike....the bike was going a good 70 mph in a 40 mph zone, and appeared out of nowhere.
Margaret Velez

Syosset, NY

#27 Oct 27, 2008
OH! Please excuse the my lack of spell checking but i was in a rush . ciao!!
schlomo

Parkton, MD

#28 Oct 27, 2008
Southbound wrote:
Wow, a lot of jackasses who always blame the riders! The guy in the Windstar was 78. More than half of the motorcycle accidents I read about are caused by a brain dead drivers turning left across traffic, and directly in front of the bike. What makes you think this was anything different?
How are you any different when you just as easily condemn the car driver because of their age. Look in the mirror. See a jerk!
Ed Munch

AOL

#30 Oct 27, 2008
Death Race wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, around here these crotch rocket riders ride like they own the road and they want to die. Better off that they kill themselves and not innocents, then we can laugh.
I stood next to by Papadelles on Stewart Ave last week and you didn't even say hello to me.
ISP AIRPORT RAM

Brooklyn, NY

#33 Oct 27, 2008
Xavier,

ISP RAM sends their deepest condolences to your cousins. Do not pay attention to the cruel insane remarks of a few
j e r k s on here. God Bless.

Brian
ISP RAM
Ed Munch

AOL

#42 Oct 28, 2008
Margaret Velez wrote:
My heart goes out to the families of these two young men that passed. It was a very sad and irresponsible move of them both. But now that they Gio is gone I hope others can learn from is mistakes. I hope the best for Jason. May you contibue your fight to live for your daughter. To my little brother Mikhail Velez... "I didnt know u logged on here!!" :). Keep your head up lil' bro. And remember that everything happens for a reason. Again My condolences to the families of the young man lost in yesterday nights accident.
Nice post, you are a classy person. I hope they get better too.

Best wishes to them and you Dear. Ignore these mean spirited people please.
WOW

Stamford, CT

#45 Oct 28, 2008
inPALINobama wrote:
<quoted text>You are right no loss here, just thankfully that no innocents were hurt. I'd bet this Jason Vargas was the type who would ride his bike recklessly down the residential streets of Brentwood at a high rate being an inconsiderate jerk without regard to peoples safety. What goes around comes around.
Wow well it wasn't Jason's bike first off. we think that gio finally let him drive considering he didn't let anyone every drive... the other driver was scared because he heard a bike and freaked out...so maybe u shouldn't assume every biker is an inconsiderate jerk without regard to peoples safety!!!
UDONTNEED2KNOW

Lyndhurst, NJ

#46 Oct 29, 2008
REST IN PEACE GIO AND JASON JUST TRY 2 HANG IN THERE MA BUDDY COME ON PLEASE
THEY WERENT GOING FAST DAT FREAKIN FORD WINDSTAR CUT THEM OFF
enelida fernandez

Aguadilla, Puerto Rico

#47 Oct 29, 2008
MY prayers for the Feliciano fam.from: PUERTO RICO
grieving in Brentwood

Brooklyn, NY

#48 Oct 29, 2008
to all of you assholes posting negative comments, get a life and stop trying to give your opinion about something you have no idea about...It doesnt matter who's fault it is right now or whatever, what matters is that someone is resting in peace and the other is in critical condition in the hospital..SO instead of sitting on your ass writing hurtful comments, say a prayer for the lives of those affected by this tragedy and hope it never happens to you.
i am his brother macho

Miami, FL

#52 Nov 10, 2008
UDONTNEED2KNOW wrote:
REST IN PEACE GIO AND JASON JUST TRY 2 HANG IN THERE MA BUDDY COME ON PLEASE
THEY WERENT GOING FAST DAT FREAKIN FORD WINDSTAR CUT THEM OFF
i will like to know how you know him e-mail me (glemacho@aol.com)

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