Two killed when car hits motorcycle

Full story: Columbus Dispatch

MOUNT GILEAD, Ohio A motorcyclist and his wife died yesterday after a two-vehicle crash in Morrow County, the State Highway Patrol said.
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People, look twice, save a life.
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I got T-Boned on my Harley Davidson in 1995. That person did not see
me on the road from a stop sign. I lived, because my Harley stoped
the truck, I flew 42 feet in the air, just one broken leg.
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Helmet or no helmet people need to look out for the small ones too. A little extra caution can save a life and prevent pain in others.
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Thats what motorcyclist deal with everyday. Everytime my husband and I get on our motorcycle it never fails someone pulls out in front of us EVERYTIME. POEPLE NEED TO WATCH WHAT THEY ARE DOING!! LOAD PIPES SAVE LIVES.
Annonymous lady

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CruiserTwelve wrote:
Another idiot who doesn't know how to drive a car.
But for the grace of God, we all make mistakes. 2 lives lost, and a lady who will have to live with her mistake the rest of her life.
no idiot here

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Just because you are in the right does not mean that someone will not make a mistake. Complacency can and does happen. Always watch out the the other guy especially if you are out there on a motorcycle.
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Della wrote:
Thats what motorcyclist deal with everyday. Everytime my husband and I get on our motorcycle it never fails someone pulls out in front of us EVERYTIME. POEPLE NEED TO WATCH WHAT THEY ARE DOING!! LOAD PIPES SAVE LIVES.
Well, I realize that it's loads of fun riding a bike, and I won't encourage you not to ride. I'm not an anti-biker at all. But if someone pulled out in front of me EVERY TIME I got on my motorcycle, I'd sell the bike and drive a car. My life's not worth that. Bikers aren't to blame (except for the idiots on crotch rockets doing 150mph - we've all seen those). But you do understand that your risk of death or serious injury is much higher on a bike, don't you? You just have to accept the risk, right?
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I'm sorry, I don't mean to offend any motor cyclist, but doesn't death come across your mind EVERY time you go out and ride? There are so many idiots out there in the world that do not pay attention while driving; why risk your life due to someone else's mistake? And if you agree with me about the clueless drivers out there and you still continue to ride; what is that telling you about YOUR judgement and how you value your own life?
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No Helmet = No Chance
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Its so sad that people cant take that split second to make sure nothing is comming,it happens all to often.As a motorcyclist myself, im in fear of people like this everytime i see a turn signal.What they need to do is put these people in jail,or extensive fine,something to wake people up to the fact that there are motorcycles out there all over,and if your careless enough not to make sure before you turn,then set an example out of somebody so that people know how serious this probem is.
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Della wrote:
LOAD PIPES SAVE LIVES.
What the heck does that mean???
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Everything in life is fraught with danger and you know what? You can't get out alive. Tod, we accept the risk, and gladly. That doesn't excuse idiot drivers from committing negligent homicide. And Bob, my judgment says I'd rather live my life out loud than hide in a cage like you. But you just keep telling yourself that if there weren't any MC's on the road there wouldn't be any MC accidents - then take that myopic POV and extend it logically to your entire life. You'll never leave your home (that's if you do so now, which I doubt) which is good for us riders - one less cage on the road out to kill us.
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That's the risk you're taking when you ride a motorcycle! Just like flying somewhere in an airplane and putting ALL of your trust that pilot is sane, isn't going through marital problems, or just drank 10 mixed drinks before boarding! Nah - I'll drive .. Thank you! Never did believe in that stupid saying of "well, must of been their time to go" .. umm - no! How about - "well, what a shame that they ran into incompetent people today and lost their lives because of it"!
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Yep...cars do not respect motorcycles. I hope this driver gets charged and spends some time in jail.
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so sad for BOTH families....!!!!!!
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Hope they at least cite her for manslaughter.
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Ray D wrote:
Everything in life is fraught with danger and you know what? You can't get out alive. Tod, we accept the risk, and gladly. That doesn't excuse idiot drivers from committing negligent homicide. And Bob, my judgment says I'd rather live my life out loud than hide in a cage like you. But you just keep telling yourself that if there weren't any MC's on the road there wouldn't be any MC accidents - then take that myopic POV and extend it logically to your entire life. You'll never leave your home (that's if you do so now, which I doubt) which is good for us riders - one less cage on the road out to kill us.
Well said, Ray. And I have to add that motorcyclists by and large are more careful drivers than those of us in cars (I'll include myself even though I consider myself a careful driver). I'm sure that's because you do understand the risks. Now if only you could teach these guys on the crotch rockets... ;-) I'm glad we can enjoy motorcycles if we want - it just breaks my heart when something like this happens, that's all.
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This is the reason everyone who rides needs to
wear a helmet. These people were old enough to know better and set an example to the younger riders to wear head protection.

Regardless, my thoughts are with them and their
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Seriously - what's the reason for NOT wearing a helmet? I'm being serious .. do you feel restricted? Is it harder to see what's going on around you?
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More than enough wrote:
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What the heck does that mean???
It means Loud Pipes Saves Lives.

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