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post #1 of 9 Old Jul 22nd, 2008, 9:01 pm Thread Starter
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Anybody else been hit by a motorcycle?

Happened to me last Saturday. I was coming up to an intersection on my LT. Traffic was stopped even though the light was green. To my left an ambulance was trying to cross the intersection. I was the only vehicle in my lane and slowed to a stop. I was just about to put my right foot down when BAM. There was a loud noise, something grabbed my right leg/shoe and pulled it forward, and a motorcycle went flying past. New rider, dew rag, Harley boy told the police he was going about 40 (in a 55 mph zone, bullshit) when he saw I was stopped. He hit the brakes, skidded sideways, and almost made it around me. I think he was very impressed with his riding skill. The highway patrol wasn't. He was cited for the accident. I got 7 sutures to close a cut on the front of my leg, numerous abrasions and bruises, and a fractured fibula. Hopefully treatment is just 6 weeks in an air boot and crutches. I get the bike back tomorrow, but think there is very minor damage as I didn't even drop it. Guess I am lucky he wasn't driving a car. Usually I check the mirrors when coming to a stop but I think I was watching the ambulance at the time. You know, the shiny thing with the flashing lights had my attention.
So I ask, has anybody else been hit by another motorcycle?

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post #2 of 9 Old Jul 22nd, 2008, 9:08 pm
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Re: Anybody else been hit by a motorcycle?

Steve, that sucks but at least you came out of it relatively ok.

And yes, I was broadsided by another motorcycle when I was 16 years old. I was going through an intersection and a guy ran the stop sign and nailed me. Hit dead center at the swing arm and dented it real good and bent the rear wheel. I got tossed off but nothing but scrapes and bruises. The guy that hit me was 15 riding his dad's Honda CB 160 scrambler. Wow, did he get in deep doo-doo...

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post #3 of 9 Old Jul 22nd, 2008, 10:05 pm
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Yeah, I hit my own brother... out clowning around the same week we BEGGED our dad to buy us a Yamaha 350 twin.. nice Purple and white bike.. I screwed it up big time...

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Re: Anybody else been hit by a motorcycle?

Yeah Steve, I see this all the time: traffic is stopped in a lane (for whatever reason) and shit-for-brains interprets that to mean, speed up and plow through! If you remove your eyes from your review mirrors for one second--bam!

Glad your OK and heal fast.

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Street, no.

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post #6 of 9 Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 10:39 am
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I was run down by an R100GS a couple years ago while riding in Baja. Partially my fault, stopped in a bad spot. I'm much more careful now about pulling off the road and out of the way

Had a couple of surgeries and missed 3 months of work. Don't want to do that again.

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post #7 of 9 Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:13 am
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Re: Anybody else been hit by a motorcycle?

Here is one that happened last week in North Carolina.

July 12. 2008 9:00AM

Motorcyclist dies in head-on collision, two others hospitalized

By GLEN BAITY
The Dispatch

A Lexington motorcyclist was killed Friday evening after he collided head-on with another motorcycle on N.C. Highway 150.

Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene at 7:03 p.m. According to the North Carolina Highway Patrol, Timothy Ray Smith, 31, of North N.C. Highway 150, was traveling north on that road when he tried to pass another northbound vehicle in a no-passing zone around the Shawnee Drive area in Reeds.

As he was passing, his motorcycle collided with a second motorcycle, which was heading south, driven by Clark Wayne Cable, 46, of Swicegood Road, Linwood. His wife, Michelle Cable, 45, was on the motorcycle as well.

All three were ejected from their vehicles. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. Both the Cables were transported to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, but their conditions were not available at press time.

Alcohol is not presently suspected as a factor in the wreck, a Highway Patrol spokesman said.
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post #8 of 9 Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 11:15 am
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Re: Anybody else been hit by a motorcycle?

i was hit about 40 years ago while 4 of us were riding in a blindung rain storm at night. two bike were in front of me the forth was behind me. i saw brake lights ahead so, i hit the brakes and went broadside. the guy behind me hit me. i don't think i went down but i wasn't hurt bad and the other guy wasn't injured. i don't think there was any damage.
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post #9 of 9 Old Jul 23rd, 2008, 1:31 pm
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Re: Anybody else been hit by a motorcycle?

I'm not sure this should count, but...

After a weekend away my riding buddy was too sick to ride home so he had another friend of ours who used to ride take his GS home for him. At the first stop sign turning onto Hwy 1 he didn't stop in time and ran into my rear tire and fell over. I have no idea why he was right behind me instead of next to me. Low speed bump, I was fine, I heard him laughing as he lay on the ground. We picked the GS up, bent the cylinder cover back, taped the rear turn signal light lens back on, and finished the ride home with no further incidents.
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