Couple killed in motorcycle crash in southeastern Minnesota ide...

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The Minnesota State Patrol says the two people killed in a motorcycle-minivan accident Sunday on U.S. 63 in southeastern Minnesota were a husband and wife from Rochester.
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jct

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Was it dark out? Helmets? Rush hour? This article doesn't tell enough.
banjo

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Sep 14, 2009
 
In yesterdays article they said the time was 11am. Not sure about anything else?
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jct wrote:
Was it dark out? Helmets? Rush hour? This article doesn't tell enough.
What color were the driver's eyes?
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jct wrote:
Was it dark out? Helmets? Rush hour? This article doesn't tell enough.
Well considering it was Sunday - my guess is it wasn't rush hour - why are helmets an issue - they rear ended a mini van - helmets wouldn't have saved their life either way - let me guess you don't ride and are just morbid
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sporty wrote:
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Well considering it was Sunday - my guess is it wasn't rush hour - why are helmets an issue - they rear ended a mini van - helmets wouldn't have saved their life either way - let me guess you don't ride and are just morbid
My guess would be that you don't ride either, seeing as though you assume a fatality just because a bike rear-ended a minivan. Let me guess, you just started riding this year, and you're an expert on car-bike collisions.
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Sep 14, 2009
 
Yes they did have helmets on! I was there and saw it. The traffic wasn't heavy at all. I have a bike of my own and that really was something else to see. My heart goes out to there families.
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Start paying attention to the ages of the fatalities. They are nearly always older. I don't think grandpa should be riding anymore. Sad but true
Golf Guy

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Start paying attention to the ages of the fatalities. They are nearly always older. I don't think grandpa should be riding anymore. Sad but true
They were 54 and 63. Give me a break. You and I don't know the circumstances, but he was probably a safer driver than most. I hope someone reminds you at 63, to go sit in the house, you're too old to drive.
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Sep 15, 2009
 
according to mcn, 70% of helmeted riders still suffer head injuries during mc accidents. When anybody rear ends someone else, in any type of vehicle, it is lack of control/attention on the the offending vehicle's part. It is a sad story and my heart goes out to the family. Pilots of all motor vehicles must remain attentive, in control and work on their skill sets, because this does happen in a blink of an eye, literally.
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sporty wrote:
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Well considering it was Sunday - my guess is it wasn't rush hour - why are helmets an issue - they rear ended a mini van - helmets wouldn't have saved their life either way - let me guess you don't ride and are just morbid
Morbid? I was just asking for details, which were lacking in the article. Trying to understand why this fender bender accident occurred. Yes, a fender bender--had it been two similar vehicles.

Did I say helmets save lives? No, just asked if they were wearing them. Maybe the sun glarred on his face mask!!

Motocycles are dangerous, that is the lure for many ...
rube2

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jct wrote:
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Morbid? I was just asking for details, which were lacking in the article. Trying to understand why this fender bender accident occurred. Yes, a fender bender--had it been two similar vehicles.
Did I say helmets save lives? No, just asked if they were wearing them. Maybe the sun glarred on his face mask!!
Motocycles are dangerous, that is the lure for many ...
No, they really ride them for enjoyment. 10 bucks of gas, a burger overlooking the river watching the birds migrate and the leaves change. it is agreat afternoon.
jct

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<quoted text>No, they really ride them for enjoyment. 10 bucks of gas, a burger overlooking the river watching the birds migrate and the leaves change. it is agreat afternoon.
Convertible?
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Convertible?
Convertibles are fun, too. don't expect to get 47 mpg like on do on my roadking, though, from many convertibles.
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Sep 16, 2009
 
I see way more young riders doing dangerous things than I see the more "mature" drivers doing. As to cycles being dangerous...so is crossing the street these days. As to helmets...it's a personal choice, and should remain so. Helmets DO NOT stop riders from getting ionjured. In fact, I know of a rider who was in an accident where the helmet itself caused his death.
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i am one of the children of the woman that was killed on that bike. he was a damn good driver and very safe. they were killed cause some idiot in a CAR!!!! missed their turn. he tried to avoid the minivan and clipped the fender. he went into the fender and she flew over. so before anyone assumes that it due to age. no it wasnt. it was due to stupity of a young person not paying attention in a damn car that caused a chain reaction. my parents were good people and hard working. they enjoyed life. and no matter how old u r u do what u love. so before u cock off about someones age u just remember that maybe at 63 u should be playing bingo. and that u r never to old to do what u love.
kat deblieck

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Jul 20, 2011
 
and thank you for those who said nice things and for ur support
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Feb 3, 2012
 
So Sorry about your Mom & Dad.My wife and I have a Harley and every week-end we can, we go riding.I am 62 and your Parents were doing somthing they Enjoyed.The people in the Van were probly talkin on a cell phone is why they missed thier turn.Bad Drivers are getting more everyday. So Forget about all the Rudd and Mean remarks that some people can say and Keep Smiling!! Noone can take all the Good Memories away:0
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Sep 12, 2013
 
kat deblieck wrote:
i am one of the children of the woman that was killed on that bike. he was a damn good driver and very safe. they were killed cause some idiot in a CAR!!!! missed their turn. he tried to avoid the minivan and clipped the fender. he went into the fender and she flew over. so before anyone assumes that it due to age. no it wasnt. it was due to stupity of a young person not paying attention in a damn car that caused a chain reaction. my parents were good people and hard working. they enjoyed life. and no matter how old u r u do what u love. so before u cock off about someones age u just remember that maybe at 63 u should be playing bingo. and that u r never to old to do what u love.
karma got the lady,she was a pain in everyones ass,most of all the kids

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