Two killed when car hits motorcycle

Two killed when car hits motorcycle

There are 105 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 26, 2009, titled Two killed when car hits motorcycle. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

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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Ken

Powell, OH

#91 Aug 27, 2009
After reading all the responses I read people who are riding motorcycles begging and asking others to share the road and use extra caution for them. This may be the now thing but as anyone can read there are those who have responded are those who could care less about anyone on an motorcycle and believe that they should be outlawed and feel they have no rights at all. To those idoits who have no consideration for other modes of transportation and feel arrogant, I now ride with a camera recording these people (have a 8 gb card) and turn them over to the police via e-mail, so if you yo-yo's cut me short I will video you and let the police handle it. I recommend anyone who rides a motorcycle to get a camera and video these idoits, combined together we can remove these idoits who believe they are the only one's who pay taxes for the highway's, yep that means you!
More than enough

Columbus, OH

#93 Aug 28, 2009
MUhahahah, are you kidding? You must be! What do you think the cops will do with your video?? Send them a ticket? ROFL. The cops promptly thow you email in the circular file and have a good laugh. They can't do anything with that. Man, u r killin me with that. Yeah let's all get video cameras and send video's to the cops so they can stitch them together and play them at cop parties.. "Watch this idiot Harry! Wow, did u see that?" Oh, god thats funny.
Ken wrote:
After reading all the responses I read people who are riding motorcycles begging and asking others to share the road and use extra caution for them. This may be the now thing but as anyone can read there are those who have responded are those who could care less about anyone on an motorcycle and believe that they should be outlawed and feel they have no rights at all. To those idoits who have no consideration for other modes of transportation and feel arrogant, I now ride with a camera recording these people (have a 8 gb card) and turn them over to the police via e-mail, so if you yo-yo's cut me short I will video you and let the police handle it. I recommend anyone who rides a motorcycle to get a camera and video these idoits, combined together we can remove these idoits who believe they are the only one's who pay taxes for the highway's, yep that means you!
barberosh6

United States

#94 Aug 28, 2009
Columbus Resident wrote:
I just think that motorcycles are a bad form of transportation because too often they are not seen. the tires and the black of the motorcycle blend in with the road. Brighter colors stand out. I don't know what color the bike was in this instance, but the riders should have had helmets on, as the article says, they need to prepare for the actions of others...driving defensively, also means riding defensively!
it was purple with black trim. it was a harley "dresser", those are actually large.
I ride - I decide

Powell, OH

#95 Aug 28, 2009
I agree. Seat belt and helmet laws should only be for those under 18 years old. I always wear my seat belt, but hate to wear a helmet. Just my preference.
Knuckelhead wrote:
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Restrictive, harder to hear, uncomfortable, & bad hair! Kinda like a seat belt law! Government needs to stop regulating our lives.
I ride - I decide

Powell, OH

#96 Aug 28, 2009
Sure, we can vote on it...but if you do not own/ride a motorcyle, then your vote should not be counted. LET THOSE WHO RIDE DECIDE.

Also, I believe that in driver's ed, motorcycle awarness should be a class which is required.
Howard wrote:
Way too many of these stories. Time for a helmet law in Ohio.
GAR--142

Pleasantville, OH

#98 Aug 28, 2009
Ken wrote:
After reading all the responses I read people who are riding motorcycles begging and asking others to share the road and use extra caution for them. This may be the now thing but as anyone can read there are those who have responded are those who could care less about anyone on an motorcycle and believe that they should be outlawed and feel they have no rights at all. To those idoits who have no consideration for other modes of transportation and feel arrogant, I now ride with a camera recording these people (have a 8 gb card) and turn them over to the police via e-mail, so if you yo-yo's cut me short I will video you and let the police handle it. I recommend anyone who rides a motorcycle to get a camera and video these idoits, combined together we can remove these idoits who believe they are the only one's who pay taxes for the highway's, yep that means you!
Did you mean could NOT care less?
More than enough

Columbus, OH

#99 Aug 28, 2009
Agreed, it is a personal choice whether to wear a helmet or not. No one's business but the rider. Same with seat belts. Mandatory laws are just plain wrong. This is a personal choice. Course, if you dont wear your seat belt or helmet and you crash, your insurance coverage should be voided. So, again, its a choice you have to make...
I ride - I decide wrote:
Sure, we can vote on it...but if you do not own/ride a motorcyle, then your vote should not be counted. LET THOSE WHO RIDE DECIDE.
Also, I believe that in driver's ed, motorcycle awarness should be a class which is required.
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enough is enough

Tampa, FL

#100 Aug 28, 2009
THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT! I know the family of the woman driving the car and they are going through a rough time as well as the deceased's family. She not using a cellphone, she is not a drug user or drinker. This was an accident. It's not like she woke up that morning and decided she was going to take two lives off of this earth. She believes in God! Listen to you people! This could have happen to anyone! Your Mother or Sister could have been the driver! I'm so saddened by these posts. The only thing you people can do is gather on a thread and cast judgment upon people you don't even know! It sickens me!
Dave

Columbus, OH

#101 Aug 28, 2009
The best barber in the world had two severe accidents in 18 months . Both accidents had a driver pull out in front of him . We have been blessed he is still with us. Love you Jeff
Journey

Columbus, OH

#102 Aug 28, 2009
A sad scenario for everyone. But state data discloses about 68% of all M/C fatalities are single-vehicle crashes. 52% of injury accidents on M/Cs involve a M/C driver who is legally impaired.

In Ohio there are 59,000 registered bikes that have no corresponding owner who possesses any form of endorsement.

They problem is not them It's US!
Sue

Columbus, OH

#103 Aug 29, 2009
My whole family rides. You really have to drive heads-up.
teapartier

Toledo, OH

#104 Aug 29, 2009
enough is enough wrote:
THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT! I know the family of the woman driving the car and they are going through a rough time as well as the deceased's family. She not using a cellphone, she is not a drug user or drinker. This was an accident. It's not like she woke up that morning and decided she was going to take two lives off of this earth. She believes in God! Listen to you people! This could have happen to anyone! Your Mother or Sister could have been the driver! I'm so saddened by these posts. The only thing you people can do is gather on a thread and cast judgment upon people you don't even know! It sickens me!
WRONG!!!
An accident is a specific, identifiable, unexpected, unusual and unintended external action which occurs in a particular time and place, without apparent or deliberate cause but with marked effects. It implies a generally negative probabilistic outcome which may have been avoided or prevented had circumstances leading up to the accident been recognized, and acted upon, prior to its occurrence.

Experts in the field of injury prevention avoid use of the term 'accident' to describe events that cause injury in an attempt to highlight the predictable and preventable nature of most injuries.

Your friend may be a nice God fearing lady, but she was negligent and caused these two deaths. It was totally preventable. Too many people try to call crashes an "accident" to make it seem like it was unavoidable and to avoid accountability. That is a big problem in our culture, everyone wants to be the victim, but no one wants to be accountable. She will probably not go to jail, but she will pay, both financially and emotionally because the lawyers will show it was not an accident, it was negligence.
Enough IS ENOUGH

Tampa, FL

#105 Aug 29, 2009
TEAPARTIER - WHAT THE HECK DO YOU MEAN BY SAYING...'WRONG!'
MR.... I'M SO INTELLIGENT, I'M GOING TO TELL YOU WHA THE DICTIONARY SAYS! No one is trying to be the victim here! Listen to yourself! Speaking about our 'culture' and about,'what you think!' I pray that you don't 'accidentally' cause an accident someday... or your sister, mother, cousin etc! ANYONE, can CAUSE an 'ACCIDENT!' You sound so ignorant talking about,'our culture' and what you define as an accident... What the heck does that have to do with this situation! PLEASE, if you do not know what the heck happen first person, than keep your comments to yourself!
Someday, you may be sitting here... replying to someone talking trash about your family! All of you are so wrong to accuse and make accusations! THIS COULD HAVE BEEN ANYONE... YOU YOURSELF... THAT COULD HAVE BEEN IN THIS SITUATION!
Bill

Columbus, OH

#106 Aug 30, 2009
I saw a biker the other day with a bright orange vest on. I spotted him a mile away
More than enough

Columbus, OH

#107 Sep 3, 2009
Bill wrote:
I saw a biker the other day with a bright orange vest on. I spotted him a mile away
Yes, and I saw a man and wife on bikes the other day with highway safety reflective vests. They were easy to spot. They also had that modulator on their headlight that draws your attention. You cant miss those things.
Bob

Bowling Green, OH

#108 Sep 10, 2009
Bob wrote:
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Bob, do you take the chance of getting killed in a wreck in a car ? Look at the rest of the paper today and you will see more stories of car deaths than motorcycle deaths. If you step out of your door, you put yourself at risk, are you shuttered in and hiding from life Bob ?
You're a tool if you think riding a little bike is SAFER than riding a car. Don't give me that 'more people die riding a car' bit. 99% of ALL people ride cars!!! I swear...some people are just retarded!
Fred

United States

#109 Apr 5, 2011
I was on a Honda 550 Supersport 20 years ago and hit a tire in the road. I went head-first into the asphalt at 30 mph. If I wasn't wearing a full-faced helmet, I wouldn't have a face.

If Harley riders cared about safety, they would wear full faced helmets, but they don't. I wonder how many Harley riders are in hospitals without a face. I bet a lot.

The whole point behind loud pipes is to inflict pain on others without being arrested. Their lives are meaningless, so they take their anger out on others. Period.

I have NEVER seen an attractive woman on a Harley. I have seen plenty of attractive women on the backs of quiet bikes, never loud Harleys.
Fred

United States

#110 Apr 5, 2011
More than enough wrote:
Agreed, it is a personal choice whether to wear a helmet or not. No one's business but the rider. Same with seat belts. Mandatory laws are just plain wrong. This is a personal choice. Course, if you dont wear your seat belt or helmet and you crash, your insurance coverage should be voided. So, again, its a choice you have to make...
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The only problem with this idea is that hospitals will still take care of you. They will try to save your life, and what's left of your brain after the accident. Other people will pay the massive hospital costs, not you. When you have "Do not aid or recesitate" tattooed on your chest, then it's a good idea.

I have seen people who decided not to wear a helmet. They are horribly disfigured and brain damaged. Hang out in a city ER after a Sunday Morning Ride and be sure to watch what the ambulance brings in. Be sure not to have a large meal first.
Fred

United States

#111 Apr 5, 2011
Bill wrote:
I saw a biker the other day with a bright orange vest on. I spotted him a mile away
That biker was smart! He may not look "cool", but he clearly would like to survive his ride.
MSTNG-00

Powell, OH

#112 Apr 5, 2011
Well, we may as well make all the motorcycles orange and with blinking lights. Until cage drivers start paying attention to driving, and not texting, phone calls, eating, whatever, us bikers need to keep an eye on them more so than they do us.

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