Welcome to NESR! Most features of this site require registration, including replying to threads, sending private messages, starting new threads, and uploading files. Click here to register.

Results 1 to 14 of 14

Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Foxboro
    Posts
    60

    Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead


    My warehouse is right on Route 1 near the MOMS Dealership...I was in the garage and heard a huge crash which I was 100% certain was two cars from the sound of it. I go to the end of my driveway and sure enough some dude is laying right there on the ground not moving...had his helmet on and then I see his bike further down the road (some kind of Harley or chopper). Out of respect I wont say what I saw next but I'd be surprised if this dude survived

    I am sure you guys are familiar with how dangerous of an area that is. Four lanes of 55mph+ traffic with inattentive people trying to turn left and right into Dunkin and shit....be careful out there

    link to story

    Here is a picture of both the bike and the car involved getting towed:

    http://i.imgur.com/S2sdGu6.jpg

    The bike hit the car in the rear somehow. Rear bumper was pretty mangled but it didn't look so bad that the car was totaled (or worthy of a tow).

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by mickdaddy; 07-21-17 at 11:14 AM.

  2. #2
    Soul Rider Paul_E_D's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    western, MA
    Age
    50
    Posts
    14,455

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    That always sucks to see. Sorry for you and the rider.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Paul_E_D


  3. #3
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14,030

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    cleanup in aisle 3.

    shitty situation all around. best wishes to all, of course. I drive by there semi-regularly, and I always wonder how they let noobs do/not do test rides out of that shop.
    once again, best wishes.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  4. #4
    Lifer
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Bristol County
    Age
    33
    Posts
    3,428

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by mickdaddy View Post
    The bike hit the car in the rear somehow. Rear bumper was pretty mangled but it didn't look so bad that the car was totaled (or worthy of a tow).
    Purely speculation, but car may have pulled out in front of them with just enough time to get fully in to the road way as the bike makes impact?

    Whatever the cause or fault, I hate urban sprawl roads like that area. Make me nervous. Too many ways for people to enter my path, and so many areas/vehicles to be mentally tracking.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    nedirtriders.com

  5. #5
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14,030

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by mickdaddy View Post
    My warehouse is right on Route 1 near the MOMS Dealership...I was in the garage and heard a huge crash which I was 100% certain was two cars from the sound of it. I go to the end of my driveway and sure enough some dude is laying right there on the ground not moving...had his helmet on and then I see his bike further down the road (some kind of Harley or chopper). Out of respect I wont say what I saw next but I'd be surprised if this dude survived

    I am sure you guys are familiar with how dangerous of an area that is. Four lanes of 55mph+ traffic with inattentive people trying to turn left and right into Dunkin and shit....be careful out there

    link to story

    Here is a picture of both the bike and the car involved getting towed:

    http://i.imgur.com/S2sdGu6.jpg

    The bike hit the car in the rear somehow. Rear bumper was pretty mangled but it didn't look so bad that the car was totaled (or worthy of a tow).
    Coming back to this again, you can't unsee what you have witnessed. good luck man.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  6. #6
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Foxboro
    Posts
    60

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was heading north on Route 1 when it took a left turn to enter a parking lot. A 2009 Harley Davidson Road King was traveling south on Route 1 in the right travel lane and struck the rear right side of the car.

    Driver was a 20 year old girl.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  7. #7
    Lifer SteveM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Norwell, MA
    Age
    60
    Posts
    3,164

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    The report states that the rider was killed. It is always sad to see this happen and much more so when there is a loss of life.

    Second, the famous Hurt report identified the left turn in front of the rider as a primary danger zone.

    My idle speculation is not early enough identification of the possible threat and or not enough time to brake or room to swerve and avoid

    Sadly, this is an amazingly typical accident scenario.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by SteveM; 07-21-17 at 06:08 PM.

  8. #8
    Lifer SteveM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Norwell, MA
    Age
    60
    Posts
    3,164

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by mickdaddy View Post
    Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was heading north on Route 1 when it took a left turn to enter a parking lot. A 2009 Harley Davidson Road King was traveling south on Route 1 in the right travel lane and struck the rear right side of the car.

    Driver was a 20 year old girl.
    Was the driver cited at the scene for any violation?

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!

  9. #9
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14,030

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by mickdaddy View Post
    Preliminary investigation indicates that a 2008 Pontiac Grand Prix was heading north on Route 1 when it took a left turn to enter a parking lot. A 2009 Harley Davidson Road King was traveling south on Route 1 in the right travel lane and struck the rear right side of the car.

    Driver was a 20 year old girl.
    I clicked that linked at least 5 times today and didn't see it marked as a fatality until just now.
    again, tough thing for you to see. best wishes.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  10. #10
    Lifer loudbeard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Location
    Rehoboth MA
    Age
    37
    Posts
    4,437

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Sorry you had to see that.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Last edited by loudbeard; 07-22-17 at 06:26 AM.
    I went to MMI I know what Im doing here chief

  11. #11
    Expert Agitator GearHd6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Location
    Ashford, CT
    Posts
    958

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    I clicked that linked at least 5 times today and didn't see it marked as a fatality until just now.
    again, tough thing for you to see. best wishes.
    Don't you deal with that stuff on a regular basis Chip? How do you deal with it? I was in close proximity to a car vs tri axle dump truck accident last week and choose not to proceed closer for that reason. Other people were on scene already so I didn't feel I could offer anything to the situation.

    0 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Jeff

  12. #12
    Lifer Chippertheripper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    the fairest of havens
    Age
    41
    Posts
    14,030

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    A: I'm totally desensitized to it.
    B: it's not my emergency, unless/even if I know someone involved.
    C: I can only do what I can do.

    So as long as I know I did what I'm supposed to/the right thing, I'm good.
    HOWEVER, I'm sure you'll see ptsd become a more prevalent thing in the lifespan of what's left of my career, because as I indicated you can't unsee stuff. I'm lucky enough to not really have anything that "haunts" me, but I can see plain as day, a number of unique pictures/smells/sounds if I even so much as blink.
    Laughter, as they say, is the best medicine. Be it a defense mechanism or not, the inappropriate things that get said 24/7in the right company in the public safety sector help keep the sanity.

    I maintain a constant supply of sarcasm and an honest effort to be the type of person I would want coming to my own family's aid. That's about all one can do.

    8 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    Cliff's Cycles KTM
    NETRA enduro B-vet
    Close your eyes, look deep in your soul, step outside yourself and let your mind go.

  13. #13
    Super Moderator OreoGaborio's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    MA
    Age
    40
    Posts
    37,351

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Well put, Chipparoo. You're not my only friend that has a career such as this and I have nothing but a metric fuckton of respect for what you guys and girls do on a daily basis when you're on the job. Makes me proud to call you guys friends.

    1 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    -Pete LRRS/CCS #82 - ECK Racing, TonysTrackDays, Ironstone Ventures
    GMD Computrack Boston | Pine Motorparts/PBE Specialists | Phoenix Graphics | Woodcraft | Street & Competition | MTag-Pirelli | OnTrack Media

    The Garage: '03 Tuono | '06 SV650

  14. #14
    Fast is contagious JettaJayGLS's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    San Francisco
    Age
    32
    Posts
    4,748

    Re: Just witnessed a gnarly bike crash..pretty sure the dude is dead

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    A: I'm totally desensitized to it.
    B: it's not my emergency, unless/even if I know someone involved.
    C: I can only do what I can do.

    So as long as I know I did what I'm supposed to/the right thing, I'm good.
    HOWEVER, I'm sure you'll see ptsd become a more prevalent thing in the lifespan of what's left of my career, because as I indicated you can't unsee stuff. I'm lucky enough to not really have anything that "haunts" me, but I can see plain as day, a number of unique pictures/smells/sounds if I even so much as blink.
    Laughter, as they say, is the best medicine. Be it a defense mechanism or not, the inappropriate things that get said 24/7in the right company in the public safety sector help keep the sanity.

    I maintain a constant supply of sarcasm and an honest effort to be the type of person I would want coming to my own family's aid. That's about all one can do.
    Recently was first on seen to a fatal motorcycle accident. An army medic eventually came and helped take some form of control, but we had been administering whatever we could do for 10 minutes at that point. He went out of his way to gave us the same advise as Chip jut did. I'll say that really helped. I have a feeling we would have bottled everything up otherwise, thinking it was the right thing to do. I'm sleeping fine, and not feeling bad about it.

    2 Not allowed! Not allowed!
    A man of many names...Jay, Gennaro, Gerry, etc.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •