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2013-02-23 10:10:02 AM
If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.
 
2013-02-23 10:35:59 AM
Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.
 
2013-02-23 10:38:36 AM
I see the trollers are already on the job this morning
 
2013-02-23 11:21:09 AM
He was doing 125 with a passenger?
 
2013-02-23 11:21:26 AM
So:
Bikers speeding on bridge.
Cop begins pursuit but stops when it's clear that he can't overtake, and public safety is at issue.
Bikers ram into another cop car at end of bridge.  Darwin claims driver as prize.

Um...I'm not seeing any problem here.  It's not like FHP tried to PIT them at 125.
 
2013-02-23 11:23:35 AM
I'm probably among the more stupid speed junkies on Fark, I like topping a buck on the bike, but damn dude with a passenger... that's just stupid.

Wonder if he was wearing a helmet...
 
2013-02-23 11:25:24 AM
You'd think an attempt to ram the motorcycle would not involve sitting there and taking a hit from several hundred pounds moving at 125.
 
2013-02-23 11:29:49 AM
Don't let the facts of the story get in your way, Subby.
 
2013-02-23 11:45:05 AM

DownDaRiver: Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.


Ok. I'll just start with you.

Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.
 
2013-02-23 11:50:50 AM
It's amazing that the passenger survived.
 
2013-02-23 11:52:04 AM

unlikely: I'm probably among the more stupid speed junkies on Fark, I like topping a buck on the bike, but damn dude with a passenger... that's just stupid.

Wonder if he was wearing a helmet...


At 125 mph, I doubt it mattered.  I would guess she was and got real lucky.
 
2013-02-23 11:53:21 AM

St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.


I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 12:15:45 PM

PreMortem: DownDaRiver: Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.

Ok. I'll just start with you.

Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.


So...even if having a radio gave you clairvoyant knowledge of everything that was happening in a 50 mile radius, how would that make it the fault of anyone other than the driver?  If you hit a vehicle from behind the accident is your fault.  You have a responsibility to maintain control of your vehicle, other people don't have a responsibility to stay out of your way.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 12:18:27 PM

PreMortem: St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.

I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


So what if he did or didn't?  The motorcycle hit him, not the other way around.  It was going 125.  If you don't think being an idiot should be a death sentience talk to Darwin.

The moron killed himself.
 
2013-02-23 12:26:10 PM

PreMortem: St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.

I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


But Contempt Of Cop seems to be, at least if you ask a cop.

They're getting more and more "creative" with their methods of execution, though -- first immolation and now this. I don't like where this is going and shudder to think how they will put down the next person who makes them look bad in front of other people.
 
2013-02-23 12:27:44 PM

PreMortem: DownDaRiver: Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.

Ok. I'll just start with you.

Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.


Wow, I guess I should feel honored, graced, or something.
Look, if this were a weekday, perhaps I would feel maybe some sort of privledged that you choose me first.
But as your luck would have it, its Saturday. So, well, now don't take this bad. But I don't feel any of those things.
So, look, come back, Mon-Fri, during business hours.
I'll see what I can do for ya.
 
2013-02-23 12:36:11 PM

PreMortem:


Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


The laws of physics disagree.
 
2013-02-23 12:40:29 PM

St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.


And if by chased dumbmitter means.... I don't know hat the fark he means.

Sounds like the cops did what they were supposed to do. Bike race across the causeway all the time and there have been some pretty bad accidents, including several fatalities, on that bridge over the years.
 
2013-02-23 01:07:45 PM
This could be derped back and forth all day (and this being Fark it will be) but they were both wrong.  Speeder was stupid for jeopardizing lives and cop was stupid for killing someone with his negligence.  No winners.  Except Darwin.
 
2013-02-23 01:15:36 PM

desertmouse: This could be derped back and forth all day (and this being Fark it will be) but they were both wrong.  Speeder was stupid for jeopardizing lives and cop was stupid for killing someone with his negligence.  No winners.  Except Darwin.


community-roundtable.com
 
2013-02-23 01:19:58 PM

vpb: PreMortem: St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.

I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.

So what if he did or didn't?  The motorcycle hit him, not the other way around.  It was going 125.  If you don't think being an idiot should be a death sentience talk to Darwin.

The moron killed himself.


The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.

What the cop did was wrong. I'd gamble his lights weren't on either.
 
2013-02-23 01:20:39 PM
This story reminds me of an old saying from Florida.

There are bold motorcyclists.
There are old motorcyclists.
But there are no old, bold motorcyclists.

The dude and his passenger were foolish to do 125 mph on Courtney Campbell Causeway, much less anywhere on public roads.

My stepdaughter and her kids witnessed another dumbass doing 100+ mph on a crowded Tampa multilane road (Waters Ave.). A driver didn't see him coming fast, weaving across lanes, and pulled out in front of him. The dumbass and his bike literally exploded from the impact. Of course, he died at the scene. The man wasn't charged due to the circumstances, i.e. motorcyclist weaving into his lane at high speed in a 40 mph zone.

/Just another Darwin Award, IMHO.
 
2013-02-23 01:21:57 PM

PreMortem: The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.

What the cop did was wrong. I'd gamble his lights weren't on either.


Weak troll attempt. Oh, you were serious? BHAAAHHHAAAHHHAAHHH
 
2013-02-23 01:22:17 PM

PreMortem: The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.


www.keepcalmandposters.com
 
2013-02-23 01:28:30 PM
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This is the bridge in question.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 01:28:38 PM
PreMortem:

The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.

What the cop did was wrong. I'd gamble his lights weren't on either.


No, there is nothing that would lead a sane person to conclude that.

It also wouldn't excuse the 125mph moron from responsibility for his own stupidity even if is was true.
 
2013-02-23 02:23:42 PM
this actually happened to my neighbor's friend. not another instance; i mean my neighbor was direct friends with this guy...
 
2013-02-23 02:23:58 PM
Anyone fleeing police puts innocent lives in danger. If the end result is only the perps death, it is no ones fault but the perps. Anyone who disagrees with this is wrong.
 
2013-02-23 02:24:17 PM

dahmers love zombie: Um...I'm not seeing any problem here. It's not like FHP tried to PIT them at 125.


Either way, the perp shouldn't have been doing 125 NOR should he have kept going once the blue lights started flashing.
 
2013-02-23 02:24:28 PM
Hoist in his own putt-tard.
 
2013-02-23 02:24:58 PM
Better the shiathead ramming into the side of a police cruiser and dying than ramming into someone's compact and inflicting serious injuries on them.

Cops didn't kill the rider, they protected someone else from having a motorcycle slam into them at 125 mph.  The other people using the road and not engaged in illegal activities have more a of a right to protection than the dickhole evading the police.
 
2013-02-23 02:25:33 PM
I guess the driver of that motorcycle won't be attempting another stupid stunt like this again. Glad to see the cop haters have come out early.
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2013-02-23 02:26:40 PM
I have no problem with the cops taking him out.

Better that than he rams into a family of four in a Camry.
 
2013-02-23 02:26:43 PM

irgunner: Anyone fleeing police puts innocent lives in danger. If the end result is only the perps death, it is no ones fault but the perps. Anyone who disagrees with this is wrong.


Couldn't agree more.
 
2013-02-23 02:27:15 PM

unlikely: He was doing 125 with a passenger?



Yes.  These farkwits do this shiat all the time in South FL.  Sorry the kid lost his live, but at least the girl will live.

I see this shiat ALL the time.  Wheelies at 80 mph, also.  Lane splitting while speeding.  shiat you would expect to see in a movie and never IRL because it's so dumb and suicidal.
 
2013-02-23 02:27:33 PM
vpb:  If you hit a vehicle from behind the accident is your fault.  You have a responsibility to maintain control of your vehicle, other people don't have a responsibility to stay out of your way.
 
2013-02-23 02:28:04 PM

PreMortem: The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.

What the cop did was wrong. I'd gamble his lights weren't on either.


I hate cops too, but this isn't the thread to do our good work.

There should be a green shortly about an off-duty cop in Camden who shot an autistic kid and his guardian.
 
2013-02-23 02:30:53 PM

ZzeusS: unlikely: He was doing 125 with a passenger?


Yes.  These farkwits do this shiat all the time in South FL.  Sorry the kid lost his live, but at least the girl will live.

I see this shiat ALL the time.  Wheelies at 80 mph, also.  Lane splitting while speeding.  shiat you would expect to see in a movie and never IRL because it's so dumb and suicidal.


Happens all the time in Atlanta as well and we drive fast around here, it is not unusual to be going 85-90 mph on the downtown connector and be passed like you are standing still by some idiot on a sport bike.
 
2013-02-23 02:31:29 PM
I'd just like to take a moment to say that you Farkers responding to the troll comment are even bigger idiots than the troll. I really can't believe you take his remark seriously.

Otherwise the guy driving the bike probably would have died in a bike accident later on anyways. I feel bad for the passenger unless she knew the driver regularly drove way too fast but rode with him anyways.
 
2013-02-23 02:32:46 PM

The_Gallant_Gallstone: There should be a green shortly about an off-duty cop in Camden who shot an autistic kid and his guardian.


Well, if the autistic kid was acting out, all is good.
 
2013-02-23 02:33:06 PM
Douchebag motorcyclist drives like a douchebag and gets killed as a result. Surprise!  Down here almost everyone has a "watch for motorcycles" bumper sticker. What we need is a "Motorcyclists, don't drive like a douchebag and you won't end up in a body bag" bumper sticker.
 
2013-02-23 02:33:19 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's amazing that the passenger survived.


She had a 170 - 180 lb sack of jello that broke her fall.

JC
 
2013-02-23 02:33:43 PM
Look, clearly there are some farkers in here who belive that just because one time, - ok probably many times - the cops came upon their stash and confiscated it like the law says, that all cops are EEEvilllll.

In this case, yeah the cop probably should have been watching closer. But if you ask me, enabling Darwin should be rewarded. I'd have voted for spike strips. Yes spike stips. Yes on a motorcycle.
 
2013-02-23 02:33:43 PM
When you're travelling 184 feet per second, there isn't a lot of time to change lanes if someone moves in front of you. That's why you don't go that fast. Bad cop or not, that's an expected possibility riding like that.
 
2013-02-23 02:33:59 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's amazing that the passenger survived.


Hope she's not a mangled mess and survives with intact and functioning spinal cord and brain.
 
2013-02-23 02:34:55 PM
Why does anyone "need" a motocycle that goes 125 mph?
 
2013-02-23 02:35:24 PM

dahmers love zombie: So:
Bikers speeding on bridge.
Cop begins pursuit but stops when it's clear that he can't overtake, and public safety is at issue.
Bikers ram into another cop car at end of bridge.  Darwin claims driver as prize.

Um...I'm not seeing any problem here.  It's not like FHP tried to PIT them at 125.


Came here to say that, nearly verbatim. The rider got what he played for, and I hope the passenger comes out OK. Note to bikers, this can happen when you think you're invincible.
 
2013-02-23 02:35:29 PM
No, speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.

But going 125 mph, which is nearly twice the top speed limit in most of the country, it shouldn't be unexpected for it to be a death sentence.  If you're going that fast you're not just risking yourself; you're risking everyone else.  So if you die, good.

You can do whatever you want to yourself, you do NOT have a right to risk my life without my consent.
 
2013-02-23 02:36:17 PM

PreMortem: St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.

I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


Perhaps the idiot on the motorcycle should have slowed down, so he wouldn't run into a cop car.
 
2013-02-23 02:36:35 PM

JoeCowboy: Mr. Coffee Nerves: It's amazing that the passenger survived.

She had a 170 - 180 lb sack of jello that broke her fall.

JC


My thoughts exactly. A human airbag.
 
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