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2013-02-23 02:24:58 PM
10 votes:
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 12:36:11 PM
10 votes:

PreMortem:


Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


The laws of physics disagree.
2013-02-23 11:21:26 AM
8 votes:
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 02:26:40 PM
5 votes:
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 02:23:58 PM
5 votes:
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 01:22:17 PM
5 votes:

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


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vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 12:18:27 PM
5 votes:

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 10:10:02 AM
5 votes:
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 02:40:12 PM
4 votes:
So, the motorcyclists was speeding, refused to pull over, the cop gave up the chase and the motorcyclist slammed into a slow moving/parked police car further downt he road and died?

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2013-02-23 02:38:02 PM
4 votes:
Donorcyles.  I hope this guy left some usable parts on his way out, so there's some good that can come of all this...
2013-02-23 02:36:17 PM
4 votes:

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 02:33:43 PM
4 votes:
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.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 01:28:38 PM
4 votes:
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 12:40:29 PM
4 votes:

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 02:26:43 PM
3 votes:

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 02:25:33 PM
3 votes:
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 01:20:39 PM
3 votes:
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 03:15:53 PM
2 votes:

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
2013-02-23 03:09:23 PM
2 votes:
THE COP WAS STILL IN THE CAR. There is no way (even in Florida) that a living human being (even a cop) would intentionally get hit by a motorcycle (especially one traveling over 100mph).

Just sayen'. I'm pretty sure the cop didn't expect the guy to hit him.

Also, I'm going to have nightmares about that road... geez whiz.
2013-02-23 02:45:13 PM
2 votes:

PreMortem: Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


More of a suicide, really.
2013-02-23 02:43:03 PM
2 votes:
Something some of you don't seem to comprehend.. cops end CHASES if they are unable to detain the suspect after a certain amount of time or distance, NO WHERE does this mean they cannot setup a road block! NO WHERE! Even if the cop setup a legit road block it would not be illegal.. the driver lost control and could not stop for the road block and THAT was the reason for the accident.
2013-02-23 02:41:30 PM
2 votes:
I'm glad, there's one less ignorant coont in the world. I wonder if his girlfriend was begging him to stop or slow down before he nearly killed her too?
2013-02-23 02:33:06 PM
2 votes:
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 02:31:29 PM
2 votes:
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 02:28:04 PM
2 votes:

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 02:27:15 PM
2 votes:

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 01:21:57 PM
2 votes:

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 01:19:58 PM
2 votes:

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 01:15:36 PM
2 votes:

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.


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2013-02-23 12:26:10 PM
2 votes:

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.
vpb [TotalFark]
2013-02-23 12:15:45 PM
2 votes:

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.
2013-02-23 11:29:49 AM
2 votes:
Don't let the facts of the story get in your way, Subby.
2013-02-23 11:21:09 AM
2 votes:
He was doing 125 with a passenger?
2013-02-24 12:46:45 AM
1 votes:

poot_rootbeer: When a hijacked plane is being used as a missile, the right thing to do is bring it down in an unpopulated area, so that lives of more people won't be put at risk.

I don't see what should be any different when a motorcycle is being used as a missile.


That's an irrelevant point- the motorcycle wasn't being used as a missile, and nothing you read would lead you to that conclusion.
2013-02-24 12:41:02 AM
1 votes:

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.


No. You're incorrect. There are situations where it is not the fault of the perp.
2013-02-23 11:29:57 PM
1 votes:
lot of heartless farks seem to forget that many young guys are full of piss & vinegar and think they are bulletproof. this kid rolled the dice and lost. that girl will be in a hospital & therapy for who knows how long. that lad was someones son. what the fu(k is wrong with some of you. bunch of sick fu(king twists with really sad personal values. sorry your parents didn't raise you better.
2013-02-23 11:09:07 PM
1 votes:

CruiserTwelve: PreMortem: CruiserTwelve: PreMortem: Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.

It was a city cop that called off the chase and a state cop that got it. They're not on the same radio frequency.

You are so wrong.

Really? You think all cops are on the same frequency? They're not. Even in most larger cities the cops within that city use different frequencies.

Even if the city cop's dispatch relayed the information to the state cops, that would never get done in time for the state cop to get the information. The bike was going 125 mph.




The bike was clocked at 125 at one point. TFA does not say how fast he was going on the bridge, or when the collision happened. It could have been faster, it could have been slower. And with a passenger on the back, you don't think they should have been extra careful to avoid doing anything that might have caused a crash? She was basically a hostage at that point. They likely had the guy's plate, they would have caught him eventually. This sort of outcome is why they do not use spike strips with motorcycles.
2013-02-23 11:07:58 PM
1 votes:
Who knew speeding carried the death penalty?
2013-02-23 10:50:03 PM
1 votes:
Let's just hope Jenna lives and doesn't date any more assholes.
2013-02-23 08:45:04 PM
1 votes:
I'll go one further and say if the cop did it on purpose KUDOS FOR HIM.

At 125 you hit a pedestrian or another bike or even a small car, you're going to kill someone. It's one thing on the big wide-open, but this guy was doing this in a vaguely urban (50 mph limit) setting? And the fact that he managed to T-Bone this cop kinda says he wasn't going to be avoiding whatever got in his way. That cop stopped a dangerous maniac who was gonna hurt someone else if he wasn't stopped.

All you people going "that cop is a murderer" ... screw that. Guy was endangering everyone.
2013-02-23 08:13:56 PM
1 votes:

PreMortem: CruiserTwelve: PreMortem: Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.

It was a city cop that called off the chase and a state cop that got it. They're not on the same radio frequency.

You are so wrong.


As someone rather familiar with how local precinct/state trooper dispatch works, He is so right. City/County Dispatch and State dispatch are separate offices, unless you live in a small state (i.e., NOT Florida) where the cost of the State Patrol maintaining their own radio center is too high to justify keeping is separate. The local dispatcher can radio the State Trooper (in the event mutual aide is called for), but is more than likely not monitoring their channels or even talking with them on a daily basis. They have their own operators.

Rider was running from the cops, in a construction zone. I fail to see where the authorities are the least bit at fault here.
2013-02-23 05:11:52 PM
1 votes:

PreMortem: It wasn't negligence on the rider.


No, it wasn't negligence. It was depraved indifference on the part of the motorcylist. He wasn't going 125 mph by accident.

There is only one person at fault, and it was the jackass riding the bike.
2013-02-23 04:57:34 PM
1 votes:
125mph == 180 feet per secondwith reaction time around 1/3 of a second, there aint much hope in hell of stopping a bike going that fast if someone pulled in front of you about 200 feet away
2013-02-23 04:17:57 PM
1 votes:
Looks like everyone's itching to find some super-conspiracy to make the cops the bad guys on this.

The dipshiat was doing twice the speed limit, damn right a cop's gonna try and nail his ass to the wall for that. Plenty of non-cops would want to do the same.

The cop broke off pursuit when they failed to stop, in the interest of public safety... chasing them can lead to higher speeds, and more dangerous impacts.  Last thing anyone wants is to be plowed into by a few hundred pounds of motorcycle and meat, just to be followed up with a whallop a magnitude greater as several thousand pounds of police cruiser finishes a bone crushing one-two combo.

There is also the possibility that the officer was nearing his top speed, either the limit of the vehicle, or the officer was aware of his own limits, and knew he lacked the skill to handle a 2 to 3 ton car at those speeds.  Even if these were the main factor in the officer ceasing pursuit, it was a smart move.

The cruiser that was hit was a state trooper, not city police.  Even barring  CruiserTwelve's mention of them operating on different frequencies, a state trooper's not going to serve as a one-man road block at a city PD's request, unless the suspect has committed some serious crimes.  And even if the state troopers responded, they would not have one car jump out of a construction zone in the hope of getting a lucky hit.

My take on the whole mess is that the guy took a gamble and lost his life in the process.  Hopefully the girl (Which I took as a second rider, not a passenger) lives to learn from the ordeal.  The city officer did right to break off, and the state trooper got an unlucky break. Only one at fault was a cocky SOB on a crotch rocket.
2013-02-23 03:59:45 PM
1 votes:

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.


Give him a medal for saving someone else's property/life and a thank-you note from the person who gets his organs.
2013-02-23 03:43:17 PM
1 votes:

jpo2269: Why does anyone "need" a motocycle that goes 125 mph?


To escape from the evil gubmint that's gonna take away your lovely guns.
2013-02-23 03:42:38 PM
1 votes:
The first Cop was from the Clearwater police department, the one involved in the accident was from the Florida Highway Patrol. Even though they both have radios they would not hear each other as they were on different frequencies. Unless the Clearwater dispatcher contacted the FHP and requested assistance and then the FHP dispatcher put out a call regarding the speeding motorcycle then the FHP officer had no idea he was coming.

And anyone who thinks a cop would pull out in front of a 700lb vehicle (400lb bike 2x150lb passengers) traveling at high speed is nuts. That type of impact could very well kill the car driver and cops know it.

It also happened at night (10:30 PM) so the FHP officer would have a hard time judging distance even if he did see the bike coming.

more info:

http://lutz.patch.com/articles/lutz-man-dies-after-motorcycle-strike s- patrol-car

"The trooper's car was "positioned in an active construction zone in which the inside lane of travel was closed"
2013-02-23 03:35:38 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-02-23 03:27:29 PM
1 votes:

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!


used to hit 120 plus every time I took my Super Blackbird out, no high speed accidents. But two low speed ones; one cat ruined my belly pan and ice ruined left side.  I don't speed on purpose anymore, can't afford tickets or gas.
2013-02-23 03:11:01 PM
1 votes:
Bullshiat headline is bullshiat.

Subby fail.
2013-02-23 02:52:37 PM
1 votes:

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.


That's how I'm reading this too.  If there's any reason that the cops are in the wrong here (and I have no love for the police!), I'd love to know what it is.
2013-02-23 02:51:56 PM
1 votes:
FTA: "A group of motorcycles was traveling more than twice the speed limit..."

"The 26-year-old didn't stop."


As someone who just bought a bike, I'm getting a kick, etc. That's the kind of asshole that gives other riders a bad reputation. I'm having trouble drumming up any sympathy whatsoever, except for the passenger who thankfully survived the moron-a-thon.

Darwin wins and there's one less idiot rider tearing around.
2013-02-23 02:49:29 PM
1 votes:
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.
2013-02-23 02:48:00 PM
1 votes:

Alleyoop: Fresh organs for donation, come and get 'em!


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2013-02-23 02:47:15 PM
1 votes:
I really doubt the cop in the car deliberately cut off the motorcyclist, if for no other reason than self-preservation. Getting creamed by a motorcycle going 125 mph is absolutely going to total your car and has a significant chance of injuring anyone inside. My guess is that the cop did deliberately move to block, but either was going by radio and didn't look behind himself first (or just didn't see the motorcycle coming) or he thought he was giving the guy enough time to stop but wasn't.
2013-02-23 02:47:14 PM
1 votes:

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.


So, when someone breaks the law the police should just stand idly by and do nothing? 

What the cop did was right.  And I would gamble that his lights were on.  The only negligence here was the idiot motorcycle rider who thought he was above the law.
2013-02-23 02:45:53 PM
1 votes:
Nice job Subby.

You got all the cop haters out of the woodwork. Now please put them away now, the fun is over.
2013-02-23 02:45:29 PM
1 votes:

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 that speed, the helmet's wearing you for protection.
2013-02-23 02:42:32 PM
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I lived in Orlando for many years and if there is one thing I learned its that the only thing dumber than a 21 year old on a motorcycle is 4 of them riding together.  Sometimes I'm amazed that I never saw someone die on I-4, especially around bike week.
2013-02-23 02:41:47 PM
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If you're doing 125 MPH and approaching a car doing 65 MPH, it's like coming upon a stationary object in the road while you're doing 60 MPH.

Friend of mine talked about doing 100+ MPH on a bike and coming up on traffic. Said it was quite a scary and enlightening experience. He still rides, but a bigger cruiser, not a racing bike.

They don't call them donorcycles for nothing.
2013-02-23 02:39:05 PM
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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...


FTFA: Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser...

Nope, typical Gixxer-squid.  If he had a helmet, it was strapped to the backseat area with his girlfriend's helmet.  And he was probably wearing cargo shorts and flip flops or shoes with no socks.  And a wife beater.
2013-02-23 02:33:43 PM
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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 02:33:19 PM
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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 02:32:46 PM
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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 02:30:53 PM
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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 02:27:33 PM
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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 02:24:17 PM
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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 02:23:42 PM
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this actually happened to my neighbor's friend. not another instance; i mean my neighbor was direct friends with this guy...
2013-02-23 01:28:30 PM
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This is the bridge in question.
2013-02-23 01:07:45 PM
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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 11:53:21 AM
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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.
2013-02-23 11:50:50 AM
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It's amazing that the passenger survived.
2013-02-23 11:25:24 AM
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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 11:23:35 AM
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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 10:38:36 AM
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I see the trollers are already on the job this morning
 
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