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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 17:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I just witnessed a horrible motorcycle/car accident. I pulled out of my corner convenience store after putting air in one of my tires. Out of nowhere this motorcycle sped by me, going around me.. it's just a two lane road. I was already close to 40 mph so it must have been going 60 - 80 because it seemed twice my speed.

It scared the hell out of me and I watched as it continued to speed along blocks ahead of me, when a car pulled out in front of it, just like I'd (apparently) done.. and it hit the side and the rider shot up into the sky. I don't see any way he could have survived but I'm hoping for a miracle.

I called 911 and told them what I saw but they'd already had many calls about it.

I just feel so sick and upset. It could have been my car.. actually I wish it had been.. might have been a lower speed collision since I was near an intersection.

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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 17:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh God Deaconfan!! I'm so sorry. I really don't like motorcycles. My husband insisted on getting one and I fear it'll be the death of him.

I hope you feel better soon.


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 18:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh God, I'm sorry. :-(


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh dear, so sorry you had to see that.

:-(


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think a rather large brandy might be the order of the day. There's nowt like it for shock. I always keep a bottle handy when my accountant calls round, rot him.

I'm sure if you ask nicely, Bob The Shrek will cheer you up with some of his 'street pizza' undertaker tales.

Sorry. Just a thought.


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 18:51 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Sorry to hear that DF :(


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 19:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, local news said he died instantly and an old couple in the car even went to the hospital with minor injuries.

They estimated the speed at 60.. I say it was faster. They haven't released his name or age until family can be notified.

The bike stayed there at the car and he went flying.. they didn't say whether he had a helmet on and I didn't see.

I'm still freaked out but not so upset.

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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 20:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

RIP


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 21:28 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You can rely on me for the nasty comment too:

The chances are, they could have nailed his body to a swastika - think about it.


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 21:30 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Yikes... :|


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 22:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Here's a somewhat incorrect story from our ABC station: http://www.kake.com/home/headlines/853047.html

KAKE TV wrote:



Saturday, June 26, 2004

A deadly accident involving a motorcycle causes traffic problems in southwest Wichita today.

A motorcycle and a car were involved in the accident near the 1900 block of W. MacArthur Road, just east of Meridian. Police and accident investigators investigated the scene. A motorcycle was traveling down MacArthur at a high rate of speed with one or two other motorcycles, when a car coming out of a mobile home park hit it.


I live at 2206 W. by the way. The car was not coming from a mobile home park... there are none there. It was coming out of a privately owned area with one mobile home and a small lake. And the car did not hit the motorcycle. The car was pulling out to the left when the bike hit the car on its side.

I didn't see any other motorcycles but I guess it makes sense now.. he was trying to catch up to them. Brilliant.


Police say the incident highlights the need for following speed limit signs.


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Police are trying to contact the victim’s family. McConnell Air Force Base says the victim was stationed there.


Very sad. Probably a young soldier. Perhaps the Air Force should teach some fucking driving skills.



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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 22:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If the car was pulling out, then surely the car driver is at fault. Fair enough the biker might have been speeding but he would still have right of way. The driver either didn't see the bike or mis-judged how fast it was going. Very common unfortunately.

As well as teaching the biker to drive at a decent speed, people should be taught to be more aware of motorcycles - I have had a few near misses in my time.


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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 22:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well I apparently had a near miss without even realizing it.. when he came out of nowhere and zoomed past me. They do mention in the full story that the position of the sun might have been a factor too.

I had no trouble when I looked to the left and saw nothing. In fact bikes are supposed to have headlights on all the time and I saw no light when I pulled out. He could have been turning onto the street at the intersection when I pulled out.. that could be it, but if so he did it unsafely after the light had changed, because I saw the light (for East-West) change and nobody moving yet.

He was still accelerating and you know how motorcycles sound when they're doing that, it's a bit unsettling to begin with. And he just kept going faster and faster. I kind of knew something was going to happen otherwise I might not have kept watching, because my turn was coming up.

I'm moving into the 'anger stage' because now that I'm calmer, I'm mad that this is going to haunt me. It's hard to detach yourself from something like this. He had just gone around me and then hits a car in front of me.. it's freaky.



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Posted: 26 Jun 04, 23:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I wish I had some practical advice on how to deal with the demon of remembering such an event but I don't, everyone has their own way of dealing with such things. I am a callous, uncaring sort of person - I don't allow things like that to upset me - if I did I would never ride a bike or drive a car again.

Sorry.



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Posted: 27 Jun 04, 06:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

yeah, well me and my friend once saw a dead body in the middle of the road. There was a huge car accident. It wasn't a really pleasant view Next day we read from the ewspapers that father and two sons died. Their mother and one daughter survived

What's the point of making such terrible posts? It only makes people sad :(

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Posted: 27 Jun 04, 09:15 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have probably seen in the region of 10,001 dead bodies.

The odd one in the total accounts for the person that stares at me in the mirror each morning.


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Posted: 29 Jun 04, 02:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Lennox - AJ Grizzel, age 18, of Lennox, SD, passed away Saturday, June 26, 2004, in Wichita, KS, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Arrangements are pending with Miller Funeral Home Valley View Chapel.


McConnell Air Force Base identified the man killed in a two-vehicle accident in Wichita on Saturday as Airman 1st Class Randy Grizzel, 18.

The base released his name this morning.

Grizzel, a native of Lennox, S.D, was attached to the 22nd Civil Engineering Squadron.

The accident occurred at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday on West MacArthur near Meridian when the motorcycle Grizzel was driving collided with a car that was pulling out of a driveway.

Grizzel was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police are still investigating the accident and no charges have been filed, said Janet Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Wichita Police Department. She said the investigation could take weeks.




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Posted: 29 Jun 04, 08:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

LOL @ Bob's last comment!


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Posted: 29 Jun 04, 09:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Its experiences like this that make you realise life is so precious. At least if he died instantly he wont have felt too much pain. The bad thing is the guy in the car he hit will feel guilty for the rest of his life. This is my greatest fear about learning to drive- im scared i could knock somebody down. Deaconfan, i deeply sympathise, but thank God it wasnt you and thank him for taking that young man as quickly as possible. It was better than him suffering any longer :(


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Posted: 29 Jun 04, 10:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have never witnessed an accident in progress like that...scary stuff. I have my doubts that I could make myself drive again if I was ever involved in a serious accident. There are so many bad drivers out there...makes me wish I lived back out in the country again..