Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash -- Cou...

Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash -- Courant.com

There are 23 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Sep 17, 2007, titled Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash -- Courant.com. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

A 48-year-old was killed Sunday night after the motorcycle he was riding crashed on Route 32, state police said.

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hartfordisadisas ter

Hartford, CT

#5 Sep 17, 2007
Why is it necessary to say that it was a Yamaha?
Bob Schulz Woodbridge

West Hartford, CT

#6 Sep 17, 2007
When will they learn? Dollars to doughbuts he wasn't wearing a helmet !
paul

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#7 Sep 17, 2007
Bob Schulz Woodbridge wrote:
When will they learn? Dollars to doughbuts he wasn't wearing a helmet !
what tje hell does that have to do with anything?sorry to the family
Fred

North Granby, CT

#9 Sep 17, 2007
The motorcycle crashed, the motorcycle crashed..........The road caused the crash, the road caused the crash......
Vehicles and roads DO NOT cause accidents; speeding, reckless driving and inattention (read, using cell phones while driving) to road conditions cause accidents. Poor road design, conditions and weather CAN aggravate situations. Following the posted speed limits, driving in regard to conditions and using common sense can prevent most accidents.

My condolences to his family in their grief.
paul

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#10 Sep 17, 2007
Fred wrote:
The motorcycle crashed, the motorcycle crashed..........The road caused the crash, the road caused the crash......
Vehicles and roads DO NOT cause accidents; speeding, reckless driving and inattention (read, using cell phones while driving) to road conditions cause accidents. Poor road design, conditions and weather CAN aggravate situations. Following the posted speed limits, driving in regard to conditions and using common sense can prevent most accidents.
My condolences to his family in their grief.
you forgot animals and other drivers,mechanical failure,you said vehicles don't cause crashes,your wrong as wrong can be
Sue

Hartford, CT

#11 Sep 17, 2007
Bob Schulz Woodbridge wrote:
When will they learn? Dollars to doughbuts he wasn't wearing a helmet !
Would you say that to a driver who died in a car accident? Bet he wasn't wearing a seat belt???? Please! Regardless....it's a tragedy and sympathy should go out to the family!
Vicki

Tolland, CT

#13 Sep 17, 2007
Just to let everyone else leaving comments here know, I drive that same road at least 4 time a week and even at the speed limit it is still a dangerous road especially when you cant see whats around the the other side of that corner. For all we know he could have been trying to avoid a deer or other animal crossing the road. And for the person who made the comment about the helmet, HE HIT A SIGN AND THEN RAN INTO WIRES!!! Even having a helmet on probably wouldn't have saved his life. At least a mile of that road was closed last night for an investigation. Something they didn't mention. I know because I was detoured driving home last night.
Vicki

Tolland, CT

#14 Sep 17, 2007
oh and i'm not from NJ. I don't know why it says that.

Since: Aug 07

Andover, CT

#15 Sep 17, 2007
It's beginning to freak me out. Being a biker myself, it's getting scary how many bikers we have lost this year just in Connecticut. Unfortunately it usually is because of speed. I don't know anything about this case but i see bikers jip by me like i was standing still most of the time. I feel for the family. Hope someday we can all learn.
Scares me

Hartford, CT

#16 Sep 17, 2007
What scares me are the amount of bikes parked out in front of bars on Saturday nites and Sunday afternoon. Don't really feel too sorry for them in that case.
MEY

Hill, NH

#17 Sep 17, 2007
Scares me wrote:
What scares me are the amount of bikes parked out in front of bars on Saturday nites and Sunday afternoon. Don't really feel too sorry for them in that case.
WHO SAID HE WAS DRINKING
Ellington Rider

Broad Brook, CT

#18 Sep 17, 2007
Bootboyrick wrote:
It's beginning to freak me out. Being a biker myself, it's getting scary how many bikers we have lost this year just in Connecticut. Unfortunately it usually is because of speed. I don't know anything about this case but i see bikers jip by me like i was standing still most of the time. I feel for the family. Hope someday we can all learn.
I can totally understand what your saying. It is getting scary to ride. Something that is so pleasure full can be so dangerous. We ride with quit a few people. Some only once. You have to face it. Riding and drinking don't mix. I tell ya, I know a hell of a lot of riders that don't feel that way. I see people totally crocked get on their bikes and ride away. This is a weekly thing at the Eagle. I've had 4 bikes in my group pass three-four cars at a time on Rt. 32. I hope for his family sake it had nothing to do with alcohol. I do know there are a lot of deer out there also and I wouldn't be surprised if that could have been a cause. Either way it's a total shame. My heart goes out to his friends and family.
Anthony

Newington, CT

#19 Sep 17, 2007
Sue wrote:
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Would you say that to a driver who died in a car accident? Bet he wasn't wearing a seat belt???? Please! Regardless....it's a tragedy and sympathy should go out to the family!
The article does not mention whether or not he wore a helmet, so that guy shouldn't have made the comment.
But, in cases where we know the rider was helmet-less, it DOES matter. It would still be sad for the family, regardless, but there's less sympathy for someone with a deathwish.
But, as I said, we don't know yet.
My condolensces to his family.
boatman

Wallingford, CT

#20 Sep 17, 2007
Hilda, I believe that's a GUY wire, not a GUIDE wire that the victim's motorcycle hit. Look it up.
paul

Storrs Mansfield, CT

#21 Sep 17, 2007
Scares me wrote:
What scares me are the amount of bikes parked out in front of bars on Saturday nites and Sunday afternoon. Don't really feel too sorry for them in that case.
you make a big assumption to think because someones bike is parked at a bar that they are drinking.i ride a motorcycle and have for 40 yrs,i don't drink and drive and don't want to ride with anyone that does,but that doesn't meen i wont socialize with people in a bar
tee

Suffield, CT

#22 Sep 17, 2007
this was my man and he was very special.. he was at one time a professional rider.. he did push things and i know or am sure he wasnt wearing a helmet... but.. i dont think it would have mattered.. if i was on the back or any one was he respected their lives more and would have been more cousious.. i will miss Him more then any one will know!!! thank you for the nice comments and good wishes! God bless to those on bikes and be aware to those in cars and see bikes on the road.. thank you for listening to me!! Andrew i will miss you!!

Since: Feb 07

Connecticut

#23 Sep 17, 2007
First, from a fellow rider, my prayers to his family and loved ones. A death is a death and someone is lost. We take an extra chance getting on 2 wheels instead of 4. All of a sudden, even a rock in the road can cause us to loose control, something your car wouldn't even feel, but we all know that and take that in mind every time we ride. We still do it though. Second, as to all the negative comments, it really pisses me off that we as a community feel this way, pointing fingers, laying blame, assuming and grouping people into activities, i.e., the bikes at bars. I shake my head at the mindset of those writers.
Ellington Rider

Broad Brook, CT

#24 Sep 17, 2007
tee wrote:
this was my man and he was very special.. he was at one time a professional rider.. he did push things and i know or am sure he wasnt wearing a helmet... but.. i dont think it would have mattered.. if i was on the back or any one was he respected their lives more and would have been more cousious.. i will miss Him more then any one will know!!! thank you for the nice comments and good wishes! God bless to those on bikes and be aware to those in cars and see bikes on the road.. thank you for listening to me!! Andrew i will miss you!!
So sorry for your loss.
riverman

West Hartford, CT

#25 Sep 17, 2007
boatman wrote:
Hilda, I believe that's a GUY wire, not a GUIDE wire that the victim's motorcycle hit. Look it up.
Its kind of off-subject but I looked it up and according to the utility company, "guide wire" is the correct term for a supporting wire for a telephone pole.
Greg Boyington

Chicago, IL

#26 Sep 17, 2007
riverman wrote:
<quoted text>Its kind of off-subject but I looked it up and according to the utility company, "guide wire" is the correct term for a supporting wire for a telephone pole.
Well imagine that. One of the "expert critics" in this forum is wrong when he decides to bash the newspaper.

Wonder if we'll see boatman offer an apology? Yeah, I'm holding my breath.

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