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Be careful out there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PpOxMDE0acE

Apparently the story goes as follows:

Edit: I found a quote from the female biker, Here is a link to the forum right after it happened, and a blurb from her.
http://www.bayarearidersforum.com/forum ... did=152484

(several quotes compiled together):

Thank you much. I will let you know. LEO and Insurance are well aware I have it all on vid. The officer who took the report already watched it too...he chuckled and said - "yeah, good thing you have that because the guy is saying you hit him. He said he was stopped and all you had to do was stop - but you didn't, you hit him."

I'm just upset that I didn't avoid this crash. Watch the very beginning of the vid - you see me going along and I was going to pass him. Then Very uncharacteristic of me, I back off. Why'd I back off? I had a sudden bad feeling. I'm upset I couldn't avoid the crash...

I don't know if he had insurance...I was taken away in an Ambulance...and poor Sheol was towed I'm sure he doesn't know I have it on tape - and I don't know if he got a citation. I hope that by having the evidence, he'll have to fix my bike.

Yes, he was in the carpool lane - and yes, he was alone. One of the guys who stopped told the cops that the driver was driving very aggressively and had cut him off real bad just a few moments earlier. I sure hope he has insurance because I can't afford to fix Sheol on my own

My bulletcam is mounted on the right side of my helmet and the camcorder is in a fanny pack around my waist. No, I didn't land on it...I think the whole setup was safer. You can see I took the tankbag off the tank with me when I flew off...this is because I tuck up into a ball when I crash and the tankbag came with me into the tuck - this wasn't a problem...but it would have been if I had a camcorder mounted on my tank.

Either way - bike mounted vs helmet mount has its advantages and disadvantages. I use the helmet mount/fanny pack method because then I carry all my expensive equipment in with me and not leave it on my commuter bike where it can get stolen. Also - with it mounted on my helmet, you see basically what I see (minus quite a bit of peripheral vision). You don't have that flexibility with the bike mount.

I don't understand either. I got a bad feeling and backed off (you see at the beginning of the vid, I begin to pass him and then back off all of a sudden)...but I saw nothing around that would indicate why I had that feeling and I would have never guessed someone would just spontaneously lose control of their vehicle like that...I don't understand...

Thank you. I tried to get out of the way. I was in the #1 lane - moved into the #2 lane - got cornered between that stupid car in the #2 lane who never knew she was in danger and the stupid car losing control.

My hesitation when I saw the smoke was trying to anticipate what the car was going to do, where it was going to go, and how fast it would do it all....I miscalculated.

As you see...I took out his left front/side headlight thing...I almost could've made it if he hadn't been barreling down on me...and if that other car would've moved over...grrrrrr....I miscalculated...

He walked around and checked his car first before coming over to check on me...but hey...he wanted to see how much damage I did to his beloved car! You can see that I only took out his corner headlight thing - and partially ripped off his front bumper thing. Later - he starts tearing that entire bumper off and making like he was going to take off. The witnesses were surrounding him to make sure he didn't go anywhere. The people who stopped were many and very, very awesome. I'll be contacting them all to thank them when I get their info.

Camcorder + Bulletcam + Accessories + Shipping = around 1300-1400.00.

Providing Evidence to show PoopieButt is a Liar = Priceless.


No disrespecting her though!! She and the rest of the women who swarmed around me where friggen awesome. They wouldn't let anything bad happen to me and even got into it with a CHP officer.

There was a CHP officer that walked up to me and wanted me to walk off the freeway to the shoulder. The women - 2 of which were reg. nurses, replied - "NO. She hurt her leg and back really bad, it's not a good idea to move her until the Paramedics arrive." His reply was "I'm not talking to YOU, I'm talking to HER!" Immediately, another woman stood up and said - "I'm a reg. nurse too and I'm telling you that it's NOT a good idea to move her without the Paramedics here." and he just turned to her and said "I'm not asking YOU either - I'm asking HER!".

I was really impressed with the way the women came together and tried to protect me...they were so awesome. As to that officer who was an A$$ - I'll be getting his name...and the other women all said they wanted his name too and they were going to complain. I understand that his number 1 priority is to clear the freeway for the rest of the motorists....but the thing was...I didn't know if the pain I felt in my leg and back meant something super serious or what - that why I didn't want to move. If I didn't know...and the nurses thought it'd be best to not move until the Paramedics get there....then that CHP officer should not have been like that... I don't know. For every wonderful person in this world, there are like 50 stupid ones that need to die.
 

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Could Not believe the car turned like that in front of Him...
 

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I'm a bad person. I kept trying to get a better look at the woman in the black shirt who is trying to help her.
 

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Ya know, if she hadn't been wearing that full face helmet, she would have been able to avoid the crash. Her hearing and peripheral vision were impaired by it!! Not only that, I'd bet if the truth were known, she wasn't being vigilant enough in her driving and probably could have prevented the accident from happening by driving more safely and being more aware of what was going on around her. :twisted: :twisted: :twisted:

(Sorry, I just HAD to!)
 

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This happens quick.....but look at the lucky side.

Did any of you see the girl that ran up and said, "I'm here, look at me, are you okay?"

I would have only said I'm seeing double .........D's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMFAO..........man what a rack (sorry........)
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Coyote said:
This happens quick.....but look at the lucky side.

Did any of you see the girl that ran up and said, "I'm here, look at me, are you okay?"

I would have only said I'm seeing double .........D's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMFAO..........man what a rack (sorry........)
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that was exactly what I was saying in my 1st response.
 

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She should have laid it down to avoid the accident. <-- Man, i love that one.

I saw the video when it was first posted on YouTube. Seeing the TLC program was helpful because it explains the extent of her injuries.

Personally, i'm kinda surprised she came out that bad. In my book, that was a minor off. It did look like she went pretty vertical, though.

The thing that pisses me off is the jackhole claiming it was her fault. A similar thing happened to me when a guy in a Ford Expedition was stopped in the left hand lane with his blinker on to turn left when he suddenly decides to gun it into the parking lot on the right. I was about to pass him in the right hand lane at the time.

He gave me his information and it was legit which is rare occurence in SoCal. I think it was because it was a company car. I thought it was going to be ok. He ended up claiming that he was in the right hand lane turning right and that i tried to pass him on the right (between the SUV and the curb). Lucky for me, the damage wasn't bad.

I think if someone is caught pulling this crap it should be considered insurance fraud and they should have mandatory jail time. If people won't be honest on their own, give them a reason.

While i don't think not wearing a helmet or driving "safer" would have prevented my accident, i'd like to think that my many years of riding experience reduced the severity of it. I'd scrubbed off a ton of speed and used up all the road i had trying to get by him. By the time we hit i was only doing about 5mph and i angled up with him so i brushed off the side instead of Tboning.
 

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biod929 said:
Coyote said:
This happens quick.....but look at the lucky side.

Did any of you see the girl that ran up and said, "I'm here, look at me, are you okay?"

I would have only said I'm seeing double .........D's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LMFAO..........man what a rack (sorry........)
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that was exactly what I was saying in my 1st response.

+1, yes I am man and I am a pig and proud of it.
 

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I've seen that amazing video a while back myself. It only takes a few seconds.... And yes I too admit the other seconds I'm checking out the cleavage of the woman in black. Gawd I hate myself, but as Popeye says, I yam what I yam and that's all what I yam.

I can only presume the motorcyclist has healed and she has no permanent damage other than a lifetime of remorse about why she "backed off" and/or "miscalculated?" I've never before seen her personal comments; thanks for posting.
 
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