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post #1 of 8 Old Jun 10th, 2008, 1:31 pm Thread Starter
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"He was in the blind spot that was right along the rear, so I didn't see him," Minden said. "When he started falling, that's when I saw him."

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It sounds cooler to say "I jumped off", vs "I got run over".

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You also have to remember it happened in Reno, NV. Having lived there for a few years, I can honestly say that the Comedy Central show Reno 9-1-1 is almost a reality show versus a comedy.

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Reno should follow Oakland's example and go to loud pipes.




..but I'm glad to see the officer wasn't hurt.

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Re: Motorcycle officer jumps to safety

I too am confused how he couldn't hit the brakes or swerve to get away from the trailer. Maybe he was stopped in traffic? Unfortunately the incident isn't described well... but me me it sounds a lot like "I had to lay 'er down"... kind of scenerio, which means it was probably avoidable.

But I agree, jumping off is better than being run over.

Being in a trucks blind spot it always a problem. I actually feel bad for the trucker that now has a ticket. I seriously doubt he could see the motorycycle.
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Yes, the story is very poorly written. Luckily, a pic is worth a thousand words. From the pic, it would appear that the truck driver nutted up and pulled an illegal turn AND did not see the motor officer.

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Same thing damn near happened to me last summer on I-20 east of Atlanta. I was passing a tractor/trailer (running about 75 mph) and was close to inside white line next to the median. When I got even with the rear tandem wheels of the tractor, I noticed his front wheels turn left towards me. I hit the brakes hard, anti-locks a shakin' while watching the trailer coming closer, closer, etc. Just as I was about to run off onto the shoulder, I cleared the back of the trailer. Whew, I made it. THEN, I realized the truck that was behind him pulled over also and was about to run over me from behind. OH [email protected]#! The truck in front eventually saw me and damn near jack-knifed (trailer going every which way and almosted turned over) trying to swerve back to the inside lane. Truck behind me was bellowing smoke from all his tires. Damn near pissed in my pants. I then floored it and when I got up to the first truck's cab and looked at the driver, he was white as a sheet and had sweat all over his face. I thought he was going to pass out. Guy looked so bad, I just didn't do anything but go on by. I dunno, I might have looked worse than he did, now that I think about it.

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All I can say is WOW!

At least you know the truck driver cared about what was happening . At least you could tell.

Not like he looked at you like nothing happened.

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