witnessed bike accident today
I was out working today and witnessed a motorcycle accident, The biker did all the wrong things leading up to it. First, it was a 4 lane highway leading out of a small city, there was a telephone truck with a small boom on it, speed limit was 45 mph turning into a 55 mph. The telephone repair truck was in the left lane, signaled to move over to the slower right lane, moved over, and the biker came up on him like a rocket, I estimate his speed was between 70-80. The bike was also in the right lane, the truck had all kinds of room to move over, or so it seemed, if the bike had been doing the speed limit, anyway, the biker panicked and hit the rear brake hard, locking the rear tire up, going sideways and skidding about 130-140 feet. There was some sand on the road where a driveway comes out to the main road, and according to the skid marks, he started skidding right about where the sand was. The cops said they don't believe he was hurt really bad, which made me feel a bit better. Just a reminder, it's spring, meaning plenty of sand on the roads in the great northeast, slow down, and always expect the unexpected. Drive safe everyone. Lucky for the biker, the telephone truck moved over to the left hand lane quickly when the biker started losing control, because it would have been really bad if he had slid into the truck.
Last edited by XS Bert; 04-11-2014 at 07:46 PM.