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Old 05-13-2012, 07:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My Triumph was Taken out Thursday night.

Hi all,
My poor Triumph was laid to rest.
Unfortunately I was taken out on Thursday evening in Tottenham, London about 10PM.
My beautiful black Triumph Sprint ST 955i, obsessevely taken care of, secretly more on ocassion than the better half, has been fataly wounded.
It happened right outside Tottenham police station.
Spent last three days in hospital, i'll save the drama but I have walked away with no serious or lasting injuries.
Still waiting to get all this sorted out.

I don't know how or where he hit me on the bike and i still haven't seen the bike or what i'm told by a police officer is left of the bike.
He makes out the bike is about half it's original size.

I have no recollection what-so-ever of the collision and lost a lot of hours so only able to listen to what others have said in the last few days.

I'm so gutted, now I need to start again to build a custom bike to my little quirks of comfort.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Ouchie ouchi! Very sorry to hear.

Glad to hear you're not hurt any worse.

Good luck with the healing and building another bike.

Warmest regards from way across "The Pond," Mark H.
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Old 05-13-2012, 07:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yikes! Hope you have a full recovery. Bike can be replaced. Dodged a bullet, sounds like.
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+1 on you being more or less OK. Glad the bike died and not you. You can always get another bike and use your healing time to sniff around for a suitable replacement. I hope "The other guy" will pay for it.
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Old 05-13-2012, 09:41 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ack, I'm happy to hear that you'll heal. Let us know what happened when you know the details, if you're up to it.
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Ouchie ouchi! Very sorry to hear.

Glad to hear you're not hurt any worse.

Good luck with the healing and building another bike.

Warmest regards from way across "The Pond," Mark H.
Thanks from the other side of the water there AK, First time in my life i've ever been taken out and never even saw a thing.
I'm fine and will soon get to the bottom of all this.
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Yikes! Hope you have a full recovery. Bike can be replaced. Dodged a bullet, sounds like.
Just had a phone call from the police through some centralized system they have in London and it looks like I did nothing wrong.
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Just had a phone call from the police through some centralized system they have in London and it looks like I did nothing wrong.
Sounds like someone else has some explaining to do.
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Ack, I'm happy to hear that you'll heal. Let us know what happened when you know the details, if you're up to it.
Getting the start of details together.
Lost £280 in £20 notes
All my credit cards, and other items were still in my back-pack, unfortunately torn and shreaded.
helmet is severely damaged and gorged in three places and visor and internal sun visor is also buckled. My jacket, only 2 months old and state of the art is shreaded from the collar to each sleeve and the back is graized and worn.

Only one glove left which is badly damaged.
The left glove is gone and this is the hand that suffered the worst damage.

Buffalo fully protected over-trousers are shreaded with one side - left, having suffered severe impact, and my leg behind it. This was also where the pocket holding the bundle of notes was and now knowing the distance I travelled it's no wonder it's gone.

The armour in the hips, sides and knees have done there job and only got torn out at the end of my travels.
My black leather boots have also taken the impact and left my feet and ankles totally protected to the end.

I daren't state the full extent of the suffering or accident as it was serious and still unfolding.

The police have been in touch after I phoned them and some details have come back to me of what has happened.
I now know the drivers details etc for insurance purposes but I asked the police never to let him or me ever meet to which they agreed.

I was hit head-on by a mercedes CKY 320 - Red. The driver of the car, an old gentleman states he never saw me and in in shock since he done it.

I still need to know how come I was hit head-on on a one-way double lane road
Will post more as I find out as I'm still a bit confused with it all yet.
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Glad to hear your still with us!!


A few years back I almost got taken out by an elderly lady who decided she needed to do a U-Turn on a 2-lane one way highway going south between frackville PA and St clair PA. A few very blind corners on it as well. Lucky for the other drivers and myself we all somehow got to a stop and she couldnt continue any further up.

Funny even after almost being hit head on by all the south bound traffic she was reluctant to accept we were right and turn around!


I hope your injuries heal very fast!
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