Exactly, sounds like he pulled in the clutch and didn't even let off the throttle.
I think that stuff on youtube and other media outlets creates an insulated experience for people.. they just are a little disconnected from the fact that the footage is often not staged. It isnt that we don't have sympathy for other motorcyclists, it's just that it isn't triggered in the way it would be if you were, say, in that gas station parking lot.Wow, 8 responses before someone even bothers to express concern for the rider of the accident bike.
Seems like an accurate assessment to me.. and incidentally, although i've never been in an accident personally, i have seen several and been passenger in a couple.. just like the motorcyclist i think that the driver just locked up, brain couldn't process what needed to be done so they just kept on with the default plan. A lot of people have to take a second to make a change in their course, and of course a second is too late..First rider swerved to the right to avoid the car. Second rider was right of the first so was close but only missed by a couple of feet. Third rider was on left side of standard staggered position riding and did not expect the car to keep coming after almost hitting the first. The car never stopped rolling. Just kept on plowing its way through the intersection.
yes this is EXACTLY what Target fixation looks like..... from the fixated POV...... the rider had a ton of time to avoid this, also he should have recognized the fact the large truck hid him from oncoming traffic and taken up a position on the opposite side of the lane he was in, directly behind the second bike....