Saw this on the news tonight. Glad to hear that this Iraq Vet Rider survived this accident. The driver of the car that hit him did not have a license or insurance.
Sure we can all judge looking at the video where we have a bigger perspective of what's going on... but why are you trying to blame the rider when it was clearly the cagers fault
Yeah, but it was his life on the line. I don't care how guilty the other guy is, if it is my ass at stake I'm going to protect it.No, I don't mean that at all.
The cager that plowed into him was at fault.
beerzerker;1882354How do you avoid a car to hit you from behind?[/QUOTE said:a) watch your six
b) if you are in an emergency braking situation expect to get hit from behind, it is under the course catalog of duh 101
c) watch your six
d) prepare for an escape, extraordinarily easy to do on a multi lane limited access highway.
e) watch your ass
f) don't lock up your rear, it is easier and safer to manage a locked front than rear. I'm not saying not to use your rear brake but be wary of it, you lock it up and you are not getting out of the way of anyone (much less your own bike should you highside).
g) watch your ass!
Yes the cager was at fault. yes the rider could've avoided it. No the cager wasn't going to get injured being at fault here. yes the rider could've been killed here.
In the end it doesn't matter who is right or wrong, only who is left alive. You want "well, at least it wasn't his fault" on your tombstone?
Skitt's , I have to agree. I see alot of blame to pass around and the rider should have a big pile of it on his plate. If he had taken all the energy he applied to the rear brake and applied it to the throttle and moved about 5 feet to his left, we probably would not be watching this video and his hospital bills would have been non existent. One of the things that incensed me about this video is the car driver was no license, uninsured. I believe also no charges have been filed against him.
Couldn't agree more. Ride to survive: rights and wrongs are meaningless. If anything happens to you (or almost happens), then study it, learn from it - unless you are content to be the victim of other people's incompetence."Blame" and "fault" are useful in deciding legal and insurance outcomes but are otherwise of no relevance.
All such incidents should be examined, especially by any survivors, in order to improve their handling next time.
I was on my favorite twisty two lane road yesterday. Along this road are two quarries and an asphalt company. So you have to watch road surface constantly (luckily they all head west away from the good bends).The video is 10 seconds long? How would any of us reacted in that split second?