Moped driver dies after crash

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A moped driver was fatally injured Thursday night in east Orange County after changing lanes in front of a truck and then crashing, state troopers said.

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eaglecoach04

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Jun 21, 2008
 
Hopefully when you take on the new look on Sunday it will help with the stories and you will not need 6 writers to write one paragraph of nothing.

I hope it is just not a lot of smoke and mirrors along with some hype to place a bandage on the real problem
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Jun 21, 2008
 
I'm sorry that this person died. I understand that people like to ride mopeds b.c. of their low cost and good fuel economy, but they really are not suitable to share the roads with the many big turcks and SUV's.
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Jun 21, 2008
 
Condolences to the family and friends for their loss.

One may question, that as there is so little control as to speed, driving rules, and tha apparent minute market idiom of giving a driver license to any nut who can pony up the fees, why is a vehicle with such low brake horsepower rating traversing a major highway speed roadway? It is unsafe enough with a motorcycle.
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Jun 21, 2008
 
It just goes to show you our driving styles don't change regardless of what we're driving.
TheRunningNurse

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Jun 21, 2008
 
Hawk wrote:
I'm sorry that this person died. I understand that people like to ride mopeds b.c. of their low cost and good fuel economy, but they really are not suitable to share the roads with the many big turcks and SUV's.
They have wheels, properly registration & tag, lights, horn and signals. They are perfectly suitable to ride on the road. People who ride them are going to have to be more defensive and alert drivers. Those who drive cars are going to have to be more alert as well.

I commute on a motorscooter. I treat every car like it is trying to pull out in front of me. Also, I stick to mostly 2 lanes roads AND driving during daylight hours.

I have a car ( a really nice one !), but prefer my scooter for commuting and simple errands. The future is here, you will be seeing MORE and MORE of these on the road as gas prices soar. It is an environmental & economical way to travel.
TheRunningNurse

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Jun 21, 2008
 
Hard Line wrote:
One may question, that as there is so little control as to speed, driving rules, and tha apparent minute market idiom of giving a driver license to any nut who can pony up the fees, why is a vehicle with such low brake horsepower rating traversing a major highway speed roadway? It is unsafe enough with a motorcycle.
I agree, there needs to be testing. You don't have to pass and IQ or common sense test to drive a vehicle in Central Florida.

Personally, I would have never been riding where this guy was riding nor would I have been riding at night.
However, during my commute on my scooter, I have had idiots do some really stupid things.

A couple of idiots like to pass me on a double yellow line. It is always a hoot to meet back up with them at the next traffic light. The other idiots like to tailgate a few feet off my bumper. This causes me to ride my brake and go slower. I have also noticed that the idiots are usually on their cellphones when they do this.
My final observation...the "idiots" are always in some old, piece of crap car. ALWAYS !
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Jun 21, 2008
 
TheRunningNurse wrote:
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They have wheels, properly registration & tag, lights, horn and signals. They are perfectly suitable to ride on the road. People who ride them are going to have to be more defensive and alert drivers. Those who drive cars are going to have to be more alert as well.
I commute on a motorscooter. I treat every car like it is trying to pull out in front of me. Also, I stick to mostly 2 lanes roads AND driving during daylight hours.
I have a car ( a really nice one !), but prefer my scooter for commuting and simple errands. The future is here, you will be seeing MORE and MORE of these on the road as gas prices soar. It is an environmental & economical way to travel.
Personally, I think it's sensible in some Asian countries where everyone is on a bicycle. I'm sure it is far healthier. But our highways are not friendly. The philosophy is, "I will buy the biggest truck/SUV I can afford so that when there is a colision, I'll be the last one standing."
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Jun 21, 2008
 
Whats up with you grammar queen. When you're not cruising the internet for child porn do you just look for stupid shite to whine about.

Get a life little sheboy.
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NINE (9) reporters to write a THREE (3) paragraph article. Jeez....
King Whitee

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Jun 21, 2008
 
The list of reporters is as long as the story itself.

SAD! There has got to be someone out there willing to startup a second newspaper in this town!
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Jun 21, 2008
 
Nice headline. I didn't know stating the obvious was news worthy.
Sean Limbaugh

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Jun 21, 2008
 
Gee King Whitee why dont you do it you seem like such a smart fellow.
King Whitee wrote:
The list of reporters is as long as the story itself.
SAD! There has got to be someone out there willing to startup a second newspaper in this town!
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Jun 21, 2008
 
Choosing to utilize a moped or weak-powered vehicle or bike of any kind on major roadways in Central FLorida is insanity. "Drivers"?? are very aggressive, angry and rushed...God forbid you should drive the speed limit because you will pay big time with a middle finger, the f word, and a roar of the engine as they cut you off or threaten with powerful rushes behind you. Be prepared for your heart to be in your throat and your a... sheared off.
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Jun 21, 2008
 
Chelle wrote:
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But our highways are not friendly. The philosophy is, "I will buy the biggest truck/SUV I can afford so that when there is a colision, I'll be the last one standing."
We have had it crammed down our throat that bigger is safer, when that is not necessarily true.

SUVs have a far greater chance of rolling than other vehicles. The occupants of the SUV have a false sense of security, so they don't wear their seatbelts and are thrown from the vehicle--watch the news, this happens about once a week on the turnpike.
Soon the roads will be ALOT safer....with gas prices on the rise, they will be parking their "safe" SUV and spending alot of time at home.

Since: May 08

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Jun 21, 2008
 
Felipe Burrito Enchilada wrote:
NINE (9) reporters to write a THREE (3) paragraph article. Jeez....
No sh!t,,,,, "The driver of the truck was not injured"

Ya think??
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Jun 21, 2008
 
TheRunningNurse wrote:
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I agree, there needs to be testing. You don't have to pass and IQ or common sense test to drive a vehicle in Central Florida.
Personally, I would have never been riding where this guy was riding nor would I have been riding at night.
However, during my commute on my scooter, I have had idiots do some really stupid things.
A couple of idiots like to pass me on a double yellow line. It is always a hoot to meet back up with them at the next traffic light. The other idiots like to tailgate a few feet off my bumper. This causes me to ride my brake and go slower. I have also noticed that the idiots are usually on their cellphones when they do this.
My final observation...the "idiots" are always in some old, piece of crap car. ALWAYS !
I would think that since you're a nurse, and obviously see the results of motorcycle accidents, that you would not want to risk you're life riding one of those little things. Esp. since you state the actions of the drives, and you slow down to make them mad??? You might get more than the finger for being a smarta$$. These days, people shoot others that pi$$ them off. Get back in your car, and stop acting like the idots!
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Jun 22, 2008
 
DottyandScotty wrote:
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We have had it crammed down our throat that bigger is safer, when that is not necessarily true.
SUVs have a far greater chance of rolling than other vehicles. The occupants of the SUV have a false sense of security, so they don't wear their seatbelts and are thrown from the vehicle--watch the news, this happens about once a week on the turnpike.
Soon the roads will be ALOT safer....with gas prices on the rise, they will be parking their "safe" SUV and spending alot of time at home.
My daughters' teenage friends have had big SUV's purchased for their use "for safety's sake". Meanwhile, she is driving a Ford Focus. I plan on training in my scaled-down SUV for a Focus. I can understand large families or people who need larger vehicles for their work, but we've got millions of people solo driving these gas-guzzling barges.
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Jun 22, 2008
 
The grammar queen strikes again.
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"you're". Try "your".
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#22
Jun 23, 2008
 
David was a very great friend of mine, and he leaves dozens of saddened friends in the southeastern LA area. He was a talented actor and a wonderful comedian, and one of the most charming people I ever knew. David was fatally ill, and had moved to Orlando for medical treatment and to be closer to his remaining family. I loved him a lot, and am so sorry he is gone. My deepest condolences to his sister and brother. Kay
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Jun 25, 2008
 
David was an amazing human being and will be greatly missed! We love you, David-I'm sorry we weren't there!
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Jun 25, 2008
 
Felipe Burrito Enchilada wrote:
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"you're". Try "your".
Accept defeat wrote:
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Turn in your GED for a full refund, Latino.
Whooo Hoooo... I cant stop laughing.

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