PreMortem: Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.
MaudlinMutantMollusk: I see the trollers are already on the job this morning
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.
PreMortem: Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.
nickerj1: This is the second comment I've seen about "At that speed, he's pretty much dead anyway" which is completely false. You can wipeout on a bike at 125mph and get up and walk away. However, you do need to be wearing the proper gear, and you also need to have plenty of sliding room.
YouPeopleAreCrazy: unlikely: Wonder if he was wearing a helmet...At 125, do you really think it would have made a difference?
jpo2269: Why does anyone "need" a motocycle that goes 125 mph?
gmaki: why is everyone assuming the motorcycle was going 125 when it hit the cruiser? the article only says that the chase reached 125mph at one point. It's possible he was going much slower near the end. Of course you can't tell one way or another from the article.
derpy: PreMortem: Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.doing a buck twenty five on a bike IS a death sentence, one way or another, eventually./but it's the car's fault!
PreMortem: 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.
orclover: It can depending on if you smack, slide or roll.
The_Original_Roxtar: Biker was breaking the law and ultimately brought this on himself, but this cop certainly intended to get hit... and that intent should be taken into account.
Tom_Slick: 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.
Glendale: If the bike was approaching at 125 I seriously doubt the highway patrol cruiser could have accelerated fast enough or the officer driving it react fast enough to intentionally "block" a bike approaching that quickly. The rider an hero'd it big time, end of story, move on.
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.
Kahabut: 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.I read the article. Based on what it says, the officer pulled out in front of the speeding bike. Emergency lights or no, that just caused homicide, attempted homicide and assault with a deadly. Among other things.Bet you 100$ the cop doesn't even get a note in his file.
orclover: YouPeopleAreCrazy: unlikely: Wonder if he was wearing a helmet...At 125, do you really think it would have made a difference?It can depending on if you smack, slide or roll. At 125mph nothing is going to save you if you slam into a solid object. The helmet may keep your head intact but your neck and body are going to get some snaps. Although I have friends who have survived such impacts and been in traction for months. If you roll it can actually be worse and you get multiple smaller impacts all over the body, snapping a bone with every hit and wrenching the meat all over as you pretzel roll your way down the road. If you slide.....you might be ok, with the right gear and a ton of luck you can even walk away from it. A lot of surviving a long slide is up to the rider and how experienced he is, ready to sacrifice his ass cheeks to the pavement. I have slid a few times in good gear and without, my worst was a 50 foot slide on a wet road that destroyed my blue jeans and gave pizza legs. But no hospital stay. I've actually slid on my helmet and had it take the brunt of the damage leaving me unharmed, on that wreck if I had not had a helmet I would have lost my face and likely a bit of brain on the asphalt. Of all the wrecks I honestly believe helmets saved my life twice from certain death, the helmets were cracked from impact.If you ride, eventually, you are going to get hurt. Ride long enough and you will get hurt bad at some point. For me its still worth it. Not riding like a farking maniac can greatly reduce the odds of it being a really bad drop. But nothing can stop the other vehicles and what they do to you, just pray you can get out of the way./end not so csb//yes I know i'm a useless old fark who rambles on and on
FF Mac: Dumbass. Don't biatch if you gamble "all in" and lose.Better yet, they were coming into a construction area. I'm sure if the motorcycle collided with a construction worker, we'd be hearing how the construction personnel were putting the motorcyclists at risk.Racing at night, in an urban area, in a construction zone....derp times 3.
Saberus Terras: Hopefully the girl (Which I took as a second rider, not a passenger) lives to learn from the ordeal.
Saberus Terras: Hopefully the girl (Which I took as a second rider, not a passenger)
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