Driver hits biker, drags bike four miles

Driver hits biker, drags bike four miles

There are 51 comments on the Riding Sun story from May 29, 2006, titled Driver hits biker, drags bike four miles. In it, Riding Sun reports that:

We motorcycle riders hear plenty of stories about irresponsible and even homicidal car drivers.

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gary spencer

Longueuil, Canada

#1 May 29, 2006
every year motorcyclist get run down by car drivers due to their lack of respect because they see it as a smaller vehicle that can be able to manuver far better than a car,but the car drivers fail to realize it is their inability to watch the road as if a motorcycle is a car,and give them the space for safe driving,then and only then will these useless accidents stop.this is not just to motorcyclist,it is for the ordinary bicycilist as well.also contributing is the fact there are alot of younger drivers who just dont understand the force a moving vehicle has.better driving corses have to be implimented for all drivers,to ensure proper driving habits,or testing every renewal,then people who have to brush up on the lax driving habits will be addressed
bunnycat

United States

#2 May 30, 2006
No offence intended but, some of the motorcycle riders go to fast and drive dangerously.
Just yesterday i was coming down hwy 67 and there were a string of cars about 7. I was back of the line cycle behind me. Someone in front going about 50 mph. I was trying to keep a safe distance.
We all wanted to pass but it just wasn`t SAFE! Well here gose the cycle sqweezed in between me & the other car. I had to slow down even more to LET him in.(THANKS CYCLE) we went I guess another mile here he gose again passes the other 5 car`s.
Doing things like that is what causes accidents.
Cycles need to wait your turn, respect traffic around you. Stop passing on the wrong side of the road, ECT.
If you want people to respect you respect them.
2 Wheels

Madison Heights, VA

#3 May 31, 2006
bunnycat wrote:
No offence intended but, some of the motorcycle riders go to fast and drive dangerously.
Just yesterday i was coming down hwy 67 and there were a string of cars about 7. I was back of the line cycle behind me. Someone in front going about 50 mph. I was trying to keep a safe distance.
We all wanted to pass but it just wasn`t SAFE! Well here gose the cycle sqweezed in between me & the other car. I had to slow down even more to LET him in.(THANKS CYCLE) we went I guess another mile here he gose again passes the other 5 car`s.
Doing things like that is what causes accidents.
Cycles need to wait your turn, respect traffic around you. Stop passing on the wrong side of the road, ECT.
If you want people to respect you respect them.
Both of you are right! Two things piss me off when I ride; unconscious drivers who don't signal or look around and (mostly) young bike riders who give all riders a bad image. That said, I'm glad to see more riders on the road and enjoy waving at all of them, rice burners, hogs, european beauties. I'm glad to see more people ride.
Writer

Lynchburg, VA

#4 Jun 22, 2006
what happened to the driver?
TOMC

United States

#5 Jul 5, 2006
has all the talk stopped on this?
Gotta Know

Jonesborough, TN

#7 Jan 15, 2008
My truck is bigger than those bikes so they need to stay out of my way.

“Public Enemy #1”

Since: Dec 07

does prisons count

#8 Jan 16, 2008
Gotta Know wrote:
My truck is bigger than those bikes so they need to stay out of my way.
hmmm this post is a year and a half old. you just now figured out that your truck is bigger than a bike? i will give you some wild turkey for some of those drugs you have been on for a year and a half.
JUNO

Asheville, NC

#9 Jan 21, 2008
Every year millions of people put their lives directly in harms way by getting on a motorcycle knowing that people in car don't pay attention. They should know the risk

“Love Me or Hate Me”

Since: Nov 07

Mountain City

#10 Jan 21, 2008
JUNO wrote:
Every year millions of people put their lives directly in harms way by getting on a motorcycle knowing that people in car don't pay attention. They should know the risk
OMG!! How can you even think that let-a-long say it. You're giving the person the 'car' amnesty for not paying attention...How's that justified?
JUNO

Asheville, NC

#11 Jan 21, 2008
not amnesty at all. Just the fact the motorcyclists act like everyone in a car is just oblivious to everything going on around them. People in cars do pay attention. It's just that motorcycle accidents tend to be far more deadly because motorcycles are just that, deadly. There is no such thing as a simple fender-bender on a motorcycle. Even a simple rear end collision on a motorcycle results in the motorcyclist flying like superman, sad thing is that they aren't superman so it doesnt turn out so well. Just saying that the fact that people still get on motorcycle knowing the seriousness of most motorcycle accidents is just baffling to me.

Since: Jul 07

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#12 Jan 21, 2008
JUNO wrote:
not amnesty at all. Just the fact the motorcyclists act like everyone in a car is just oblivious to everything going on around them. People in cars do pay attention. It's just that motorcycle accidents tend to be far more deadly because motorcycles are just that, deadly. There is no such thing as a simple fender-bender on a motorcycle. Even a simple rear end collision on a motorcycle results in the motorcyclist flying like superman, sad thing is that they aren't superman so it doesnt turn out so well. Just saying that the fact that people still get on motorcycle knowing the seriousness of most motorcycle accidents is just baffling to me.
Would it surprise you to know that more people are hurt getting in and out of the bath tub than on motorcycles.
JUNO

Asheville, NC

#13 Jan 21, 2008
but do I get in and out of the bath tub every sunny afternoon just for fun and then blame the danger of this on other people's neglegence?

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#14 Jan 21, 2008
JUNO wrote:
other people's neglegence?
If one is negligent, place the blame where blame is due. It sounds as if you just don't like motocyclists.
Trekker

AOL

#15 Jan 21, 2008
Would it surprise you that there is virtually no chance of any biker ever being injured falling in the bathtub, since they are very seldom in a bath tub.

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#16 Jan 21, 2008
Trekker wrote:
Would it surprise you that there is virtually no chance of any biker ever being injured falling in the bathtub, since they are very seldom in a bath tub.
Yes it would...
JUNO

Asheville, NC

#17 Jan 21, 2008
I have no problem with motorcyclists at all. In fact I have several good friends who dare ride one. The moral is that whenever there is a car and motorcycle involved in an accident people point the finger at person in the car reguardless of the situation. People in cars should pay more attention to EVERYTHING on the road including motorcycles. When motorcyclists get on their motorcycle they know that people don't pay attention, they know that a simple fender bender results in them becoming a human projectile, and they know that thier method of transportation lacks every safety feature that the government mandates on every vehicle. I don't know the details in the accident posted her but let's say that the car was 100% at fault. The car hits the motorcycle, throws the motorcyclist off of the bike, and is then dragged along the highway. Now this brings on a few questions. If the motorcyclist been in a car instead would the other driver been able to see the 3,ooo vehicle coming down the road, so would the accident had even happened? Second, Had that car driver still been so neglegent as to not see an entire car coming down the road and the accident still occured would anyone have posted a thing about the accident? NO, but because it involved a motorcycle the car driver was some ass on a cell phone right? Also, if the motorcyclist had been in a car do you think he would have been dragged by the other car? I'm kind of thinking not. The driver of the car didn't pay attention, the same scenario that happens every minute of every day, just like in the accidents that don't happen and the ones that do, involving cars. Why doesn't anyone ever stop to think that maybe the reason someone was hurt in a motorcycle accident is because they chose to get on something that makes us move at 60 mph with no protection. I mean come on, a helmets a joke anyway. Oh and just in case anyone gets the wrong idea I truly hope the motorcyclist in this accident is ok. I'm just trying to make a point.

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#18 Jan 21, 2008
JUNO wrote:
I have no problem with motorcyclists at all. In fact I have several good friends who dare ride one. The moral is that whenever there is a car and motorcycle involved in an accident people point the finger at person in the car reguardless of the situation. People in cars should pay more attention to EVERYTHING on the road including motorcycles. When motorcyclists get on their motorcycle they know that people don't pay attention, they know that a simple fender bender results in them becoming a human projectile, and they know that thier method of transportation lacks every safety feature that the government mandates on every vehicle. I don't know the details in the accident posted her but let's say that the car was 100% at fault. The car hits the motorcycle, throws the motorcyclist off of the bike, and is then dragged along the highway. Now this brings on a few questions. If the motorcyclist been in a car instead would the other driver been able to see the 3,ooo vehicle coming down the road, so would the accident had even happened? Second, Had that car driver still been so neglegent as to not see an entire car coming down the road and the accident still occured would anyone have posted a thing about the accident? NO, but because it involved a motorcycle the car driver was some ass on a cell phone right? Also, if the motorcyclist had been in a car do you think he would have been dragged by the other car? I'm kind of thinking not. The driver of the car didn't pay attention, the same scenario that happens every minute of every day, just like in the accidents that don't happen and the ones that do, involving cars. Why doesn't anyone ever stop to think that maybe the reason someone was hurt in a motorcycle accident is because they chose to get on something that makes us move at 60 mph with no protection. I mean come on, a helmets a joke anyway. Oh and just in case anyone gets the wrong idea I truly hope the motorcyclist in this accident is ok. I'm just trying to make a point.
Uhhh--ok.

“Love Me or Hate Me”

Since: Nov 07

Mountain City

#19 Jan 21, 2008
CombatEd wrote:
<quoted text>Uhhh--ok.
Kinda went off on a rant there didn't they.

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#20 Jan 21, 2008
Naughty Nurse wrote:
<quoted text>
Kinda went off on a rant there didn't they.
Yeah, not making very much sense either.
IMHO

AOL

#21 Jan 21, 2008
Made sense to me - at least I think I know what he was trying to say. Bikes are dangerous, simply because the rider is out there with no protection at all. And the rider is going to be the loser in any accident, the same as a car is going to lose in a confrontation with a semi, and a semi will lose in a confrontation with a train.
That said, there is nothing that compares with the feeling of cruising on a bike, and it's worth the risk. IMHO, bike riders are usually more aware of their surroundings than car drivers.

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