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Motorcyclist dies in Big Rapids Township crash

There are 70 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan story from May 13, 2008, titled Motorcyclist dies in Big Rapids Township crash. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids and Michigan reports that:

A motorcyclist died when he hit a truck as the truck turned in front of the him around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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heas12

Denver, CO

#1 May 13, 2008
Here we go again...
Another one not paying attention to bikes. The punishment can only be... Vehicular Manslaughter. 15 YEARS !
tom

Fowlerville, MI

#2 May 13, 2008
another one driveing with there head in there ass

Since: Mar 08

Clarklake, MI

#3 May 13, 2008
Was thinking about a bike........too many wrecks recently. Gonna stick to driving a car.........
Josh

Layton, UT

#4 May 13, 2008
heas12 wrote:
Here we go again...
Another one not paying attention to bikes. The punishment can only be... Vehicular Manslaughter. 15 YEARS !
Amen...RIP
Just Stunned

Reedsville, WI

#5 May 13, 2008
I recently started riding. Even though the truck turned in front of him, he shouldn't have ever put himself in a position to take that hit. I feel bad for him and his family but a lot of these crashes could have probably been avoided with proper gear, and proper speed, proper planning and positioning.

It's really easy as your riding to forget these things.

It's part of the risk we accept to ride.
michael g

Madison, WI

#6 May 13, 2008
heas12 wrote:
Here we go again...
Another one not paying attention to bikes. The punishment can only be... Vehicular Manslaughter. 15 YEARS !
If he had been in a car instead of on a bike, he'd still be here. As someone else said, that's the risk you take when you ride. With all the stupid things I see people doing in cars every day, there's no way I'd take that chance.
killer pancake

Loveland, CO

#8 May 13, 2008
ok, either the man driving the truck wasn't paying attention to the motorcyclist or the bike was going way too fast and the truck driver didn't think he was that close. i really don't believe the biker was too fast but i wouldn't put it past some of the crappy drivers now days. either way it's tragic that the rider lost his life.
jjcinmi

Watertown, WI

#9 May 13, 2008
"Here we go again...
Another one not paying attention to bikes. The punishment can only be... Vehicular Manslaughter. 15 YEARS ! "

What a crock......most motorcycles act like they own the road - swerving in/out and taking too many chances. He was probably going way too fast for the conditions - not that he deserved this, but it probably wasn't the cars fault!
Clarence

Syracuse, NY

#10 May 13, 2008
When will we begin exercising stricter controls over motorcycles and who is alowed to ride them? There are far to many poor operators and they are being slaughtered.
ArmySergeant

Deerfield, IL

#11 May 13, 2008
First of all, this was my father in law that passed, you weren't there and you don't know what happened. It couldn't have been avoided. I hope that when you "properly plan your bike trip, properly wear your gear, and have your proper speed and positioning" a truck turns in front of you and you end up dead too....."
Just Stunned wrote:
I recently started riding. Even though the truck turned in front of him, he shouldn't have ever put himself in a position to take that hit. I feel bad for him and his family but a lot of these crashes could have probably been avoided with proper gear, and proper speed, proper planning and positioning.
It's really easy as your riding to forget these things.
It's part of the risk we accept to ride.
ArmySergeant

Deerfield, IL

#12 May 13, 2008
All you people making comments on this thing regarding my father in law's death, how about remembering their families? Everyone is quick to judge about what would have, could have, should have happened. He has been riding for over 50 years. By any standards, that would make him an expert in my eyes. People in cars drive crazy, people on bikes drive crazy, it doesn't matter what we are driving "Everyone" in one way or another is a bad driver. In this case, the truck driver turned without looking. But regardless, we should be the ones that have something to say about this incident, but we choose not to be angry at the truck driver. He and the 3 yr old in his truck have a lot to think about after this incident. "God is the one that decides who goes, when we go, and how we go" Not the jackass to our left or right.

Since: May 08

Stevensville, MI

#13 May 13, 2008
Army Sergeant,

My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. I hope that you and your family will be able to heal soon. I know that it will take time, but hopefully you will be able to overcome this. Remember your Father-in-law as a good man, and keep your memories alive with all your pain that you are going through. Remember all of the good times that you had with him and keep him dear to your heart.

Sincerely,

Kari
ArmySergeant

Deerfield, IL

#14 May 13, 2008
Kari,

Thank you for being Christian-like. People like you are what this Country lacks and needs. I am a Soldier of 14 years and still serving as well as a Sheriff Deputy. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You are the reason we are still in the fight.

Army Sergeant (Ray)
Inside Out Catering wrote:
Army Sergeant,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. I hope that you and your family will be able to heal soon. I know that it will take time, but hopefully you will be able to overcome this. Remember your Father-in-law as a good man, and keep your memories alive with all your pain that you are going through. Remember all of the good times that you had with him and keep him dear to your heart.
Sincerely,
Kari
Julie

Deerfield, IL

#15 May 13, 2008
I had to call 911 tonight for the first time.As I was driving I-196 around the Eaton Rapids exit a crotch rocket passed me so fast that it shook my car and was gone before I could see what color it was.I was going about 73 so he had to be doing at least 100 mph!! I had looked in my mirror just seconds before he came up on me. Imagine if I would have changed lanes for some reason....where would he have gone? Into me, that's where. Eaton County dispatch said that there has been a lot of reports of erratic motorcycle driving on the crotch rockets since the weather is warmer. Please everyone on those cycles, be careful out there.
MAGNUM

Grand Rapids, MI

#16 May 13, 2008
Clarence wrote:
When will we begin exercising stricter controls over motorcycles and who is alowed to ride them? There are far to many poor operators and they are being slaughtered.
Kind of like letting crazy wackos own guns eh Clarence?

Since: May 08

Aurora, CO

#17 May 13, 2008
Sad .
Richard

Fayetteville, NY

#18 May 13, 2008
Follow the rules of the road people. Watch out for other people out there on the roads as you are not the only one who uses the streets to get from one location to another. I don't understand why it has to be so hard to do. Anothr senseless death.
Praying for the family

United States

#19 May 13, 2008
jjcinmi wrote:
"Here we go again...
Another one not paying attention to bikes. The punishment can only be... Vehicular Manslaughter. 15 YEARS ! "
What a crock......most motorcycles act like they own the road - swerving in/out and taking too many chances. He was probably going way too fast for the conditions - not that he deserved this, but it probably wasn't the cars fault!
There are many bikers that drive to fast, but how can you make such a horrible opinion about the driver of the bike. You don't know anything about what happened. I knew the person that passed away. He was the most responsible person ever. He has a family who he will not be able to see again, children and grandchildren he will not be able to play with again, a loving wife that he will never be able to hold again. Do you guys not have anything better to do than trash talk victims of unforseen accidents? Thank goodness he loved the Lord and he has gone to be with him. Thank goodness he is in heaven now in peace. I pray that God will help to bring peace and healing to his family, friends and loved ones. I pray that God will help to heal the sorrow of the man in the truck that caused the death of a great godly man and that he will be able to come to terms with what happened as well. Every person that is able to drive needs to be responsible and drive safely. The man that passed away did not drive with reckless abandon, if only you knew him you would understand. God, please bless his family and show your love and compassion to them during this time.
Trish

United States

#20 May 13, 2008
ArmySergeant wrote:
First of all, this was my father in law that passed, you weren't there and you don't know what happened. It couldn't have been avoided. I hope that when you "properly plan your bike trip, properly wear your gear, and have your proper speed and positioning" a truck turns in front of you and you end up dead too....."
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So sorry for your loss,,we are praying for you and yours,,sorry people are so crewl..we pray for them too.they dont know anybetter ,,there lost,,it really makes me sick when people jump right on a accident and think there the accident patrol..sorry the flesh kicked in......

Since: May 08

Stevensville, MI

#21 May 13, 2008
ArmySergeant wrote:
Kari,
Thank you for being Christian-like. People like you are what this Country lacks and needs. I am a Soldier of 14 years and still serving as well as a Sheriff Deputy. Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. You are the reason we are still in the fight.
Army Sergeant (Ray)
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Ray,
If you and your family needs help with anything let me know. I am not too far from where you are. I am in the Kent City area. Thank you for the nice reply by the way. I know so many people are so quick to judge others, but what if they where in that situation. What would they do? And where would they be going if they passed like your Father-In-Law? Makes ya wonder huh. Thankfully God doesn't judge the way others do, or we would be screwed. lol

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