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There are 30 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Aug 11, 2010, titled Motorcyclist killed in I-70 crash | The Columbus Dispatch. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

A motorcyclist was killed early today in a crash on Interstate 70 on the East Side.

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bubby

Columbus, OH

#8 Aug 11, 2010
These people think they are invincible! Speeding and colliding don't mix.

Sad for the family who lost this person. But, it sounds to me like the motorcyclist brought it on himself. Stop showing off on the motorcycles people! It does you no good in the end.
Jonathan

Atlanta, GA

#9 Aug 11, 2010
I for one have never seen a motorcycle speeding down the freeway and in and out of traffic and went "wow - that guy is cool"!! Grow up people!
The Great Ballzak

Louisville, KY

#11 Aug 11, 2010
Darwin loves donorcycles
MOTORCYCLIST TOO

Columbus, OH

#12 Aug 11, 2010
Jonathan wrote:
I for one have never seen a motorcycle speeding down the freeway and in and out of traffic and went "wow - that guy is cool"!! Grow up people!
Likewise with the idiots driving cars on 315 and 270. I cannot tell you how many times while on the motorcycle traveling at the speed of the surrounding traffic (usually about 70mph) there are a few cars going much faster, weaving in and out of traffic.

Yep, they are too cool huh?

Many motorcycle/car collisions are due to the car's driver not paying attention to their surroundings. Why do you think they pass out bumper stickers now that say "Watch out for Motorcycles"?
CSD

United States

#14 Aug 11, 2010
Let's wait for the toxicology report....
ride to live

Columbus, OH

#15 Aug 11, 2010
everyone needs to look twice, but sum motorcyclist go way too fast
Cols

United States

#16 Aug 11, 2010
Motorcycles are death traps...and, yes, I used to own one. Not anymore!

@ Motorcyclist too: Most of the wrecks I have heard of were caused by the person driving the motorcycle.

I am very very careful around motorcycles now. It doesn't take much for one to wreck or lose control in front of you, so I give them plenty of room.
Connie

Columbus, OH

#17 Aug 11, 2010
My husband and I ride and I'm always a bit nervous. We ride safely and wear the protective clothing and helmets - but nothing can protect you from a car/truck pulling out in front of you because they didn't look.
However, this was not the case in this accident - the bike ran into the back of a car - appears to be nobody's fault but his own. I've seen a couple of bikes on 70 this summer riding like idiots during rush hour...weaving in/out of traffic with inches to spare. Yes, cars do the same thing but at least in a car, you have a little protection around you. If you're on a bike - there's nothing but a layer of clothing between you and whatever you slam into. Bikers can ask for some courtesy and a second look from automobiles, but we also need to be responsible riders and not be stupid.

My condolences to the family. Regardless of the cause, somebody has lost a father/son/brother.
Just Sayin

Columbus, OH

#18 Aug 11, 2010
NO...actually YOU watch out for me. I'm bigger, I don't dart in and out of traffic, fly between semis and drive like a lunatic. Watch out for Motorcycles?? Give me a break, Watch out for your own self. Now before you hyperactive cyclists start blasting me with "I AM careful, I AM respectful, I wear my safety equipment" I'm not talking about you, so just settle down. Who are you going to blame when the rouge deer or racoon steps in your way? The animal? See what I mean...watch out for yourself since others (animals inclded) shouldn't be responsible for your actions.
MOTORCYCLIST TOO wrote:
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Likewise with the idiots driving cars on 315 and 270. I cannot tell you how many times while on the motorcycle traveling at the speed of the surrounding traffic (usually about 70mph) there are a few cars going much faster, weaving in and out of traffic.
Yep, they are too cool huh?
Many motorcycle/car collisions are due to the car's driver not paying attention to their surroundings. Why do you think they pass out bumper stickers now that say "Watch out for Motorcycles"?
Duh

Columbus, OH

#19 Aug 11, 2010
MOTORCYCLIST TOO wrote:
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Likewise with the idiots driving cars on 315 and 270. I cannot tell you how many times while on the motorcycle traveling at the speed of the surrounding traffic (usually about 70mph) there are a few cars going much faster, weaving in and out of traffic.
Yep, they are too cool huh?
Many motorcycle/car collisions are due to the car's driver not paying attention to their surroundings. Why do you think they pass out bumper stickers now that say "Watch out for Motorcycles"?
I agree that all motorist drive crazy ... we could talk about truck drivers to that weave in and out of traffic also. This is a story about a motorcycle that was speeding and drove right in the back of a car traveling the same direction. If I am not mistaken there are more than one road to a freeway. If this guy on the motorcycle wanted to just go fast fine ... go around. Not only are the speeders and aggressive drivers putting themselves at risk, they are putting everyone else also.

As for the bumper sticker ... I also think that motorcycles should watch out for the other drivers.

If you seen the news the driver of the motorcycle somehow didn't see the other drivers tail lights. This is just plain carelessness.

Any way this is a tragic accident and now this mans family has to deal with loosing him.

My thoughts and prayers go out to them.
megalulz

United States

#20 Aug 11, 2010
Cols wrote:
Motorcycles are death traps...and, yes, I used to own one. Not anymore!
@ Motorcyclist too: Most of the wrecks I have heard of were caused by the person driving the motorcycle.
I am very very careful around motorcycles now. It doesn't take much for one to wreck or lose control in front of you, so I give them plenty of room.
Actually if you bothered to look at accident statistics, most crashes involving motorcycles are caused by cagers (almost 70%) and if you subtract the guys like this who darwin themselves by recklessly speeding, you find that incredibly few motorcycle accidents are caused by mindful riders. Bikes don't just randomly "wreck or lose control", cagers run into them because people are too busy eating or talking on the phone to bother to avoid running over someone. Motorcycles have a bad rap thanks to two things, guys who darwin themselves and most especially CAGERS that MURDER riders by not paying attention at the wheel.

end rant
Slow Man

Johnson City, NY

#21 Aug 11, 2010
MOTORCYCLIST TOO wrote:
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Likewise with the idiots driving cars on 315 and 270. I cannot tell you how many times while on the motorcycle traveling at the speed of the surrounding traffic (usually about 70mph) there are a few cars going much faster, weaving in and out of traffic.
Yep, they are too cool huh?
Many motorcycle/car collisions are due to the car's driver not paying attention to their surroundings. Why do you think they pass out bumper stickers now that say "Watch out for Motorcycles"?
I have always wondered about those bumper stickers......thanks for the info.
Big Car Dude

Johnson City, NY

#22 Aug 11, 2010
MOTORCYCLIST TOO wrote:
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Likewise with the idiots driving cars on 315 and 270. I cannot tell you how many times while on the motorcycle traveling at the speed of the surrounding traffic (usually about 70mph) there are a few cars going much faster, weaving in and out of traffic.
Yep, they are too cool huh?
Many motorcycle/car collisions are due to the car's driver not paying attention to their surroundings. Why do you think they pass out bumper stickers now that say "Watch out for Motorcycles"?
I am actually paying attention when I am driving.....just pretending not to......I love to drift over into your lane and watch your eyes get big...then I act like I am shocked that you were there while you flip me off. Its just a fun game I like to play. Thanks for playing along.
herman

Columbus, OH

#23 Aug 11, 2010
megalulz wrote:
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Actually if you bothered to look at accident statistics, most crashes involving motorcycles are caused by cagers (almost 70%) and if you subtract the guys like this who darwin themselves by recklessly speeding, you find that incredibly few motorcycle accidents are caused by mindful riders. Bikes don't just randomly "wreck or lose control", cagers run into them because people are too busy eating or talking on the phone to bother to avoid running over someone. Motorcycles have a bad rap thanks to two things, guys who darwin themselves and most especially CAGERS that MURDER riders by not paying attention at the wheel.
end rant
I ride a motorcycle, I enjoy it, but it can be scary. Most auto/cycle wrecks are caused by a car turning left in front of a cycle, or a car pulling out of a side street. Sometimes intentional to pull out, sometimes just not seeing the cycle. Admit it - there are bad drivers in cars, trucks, and on cycles. Strange though, for a cyclist to drive into the rear of a car.
otis

Columbus, OH

#24 Aug 11, 2010
Just Sayin wrote:
NO...actually YOU watch out for me. I'm bigger, I don't dart in and out of traffic, fly between semis and drive like a lunatic. Watch out for Motorcycles?? Give me a break, Watch out for your own self. Now before you hyperactive cyclists start blasting me with "I AM careful, I AM respectful, I wear my safety equipment" I'm not talking about you, so just settle down. Who are you going to blame when the rouge deer or racoon steps in your way? The animal? See what I mean...watch out for yourself since others (animals inclded) shouldn't be responsible for your actions.
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So you do not watch out for tractor trailer trucks or other cars? That is an arrogant attitude! Everyone on the road needs a break now and then, whether to make a freeway exit or to merge into traffic on the freeway.
Chris

Columbus, OH

#25 Aug 11, 2010
Funny, I bet most of you people on here never rode a motorcycle in your life...let alone drove the 70west/east route...the flow of traffic in most cases is 70mph...the witness stated he was speeding...How would he know?Let me guess he is trained by the CPD to judge ASD as to the rate of speed..Bullsh%t...Dont hate because you probably are to scared to ride one...or cant afford one..Rip dude...Burn rubber not your soul
Mary

Columbus, OH

#26 Aug 11, 2010
why do they always say it was unclear if alcohol played a role in the accident? I doubt it, a lot of these guys who own bikes fly down the freeway and weave in and out of traffic. he's just a dumba**.
Dirk

Columbus, OH

#27 Aug 11, 2010
Chris wrote:
Funny, I bet most of you people on here never rode a motorcycle in your life...let alone drove the 70west/east route...the flow of traffic in most cases is 70mph...the witness stated he was speeding...How would he know?Let me guess he is trained by the CPD to judge ASD as to the rate of speed..Bullsh%t...Dont hate because you probably are to scared to ride one...or cant afford one..Rip dude...Burn rubber not your soul
One would surmise the person who stated the speeding motorcycle was looking at their spedometer and noticing the bike going faster than them and the respective speed limit. Not that hard of a concept to grasp.
Rightous Ric

Columbus, OH

#28 Aug 11, 2010
Whats to be said. SPEED KILLS.
Outraged

Columbus, OH

#29 Aug 11, 2010
Chris wrote:
Funny, I bet most of you people on here never rode a motorcycle in your life...let alone drove the 70west/east route...the flow of traffic in most cases is 70mph...the witness stated he was speeding...How would he know?Let me guess he is trained by the CPD to judge ASD as to the rate of speed..Bullsh%t...Dont hate because you probably are to scared to ride one...or cant afford one..Rip dude...Burn rubber not your soul
It does not matter if you have rode a motorcycle or not. They are moving vehicles that have no protection around someone if they were involved in a wreck all you have is the ground around you. Also, most cyclist do not wear helmets anymore. I do not hate motorcycles ... I just choose to try to live a little longer if at all possible. And it is also not about being able to afford one ... it is about being responsible enough to drive one.

The person that said he was speeding was probably driving in his car doing the speed limit when the bike flew by him.(That indicates speeding). I am just saying a lot of these "accidents" can be avoided if people (in cars, trucks, bikes & semi's) just took a little more time on the roads and paid more attention.

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