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MC Accident

Postby Bogator » Tue Sep 03, 2013 5:38 am



I am sorry to inform all of you that my best friends son Jason Elliot 40 years old was killed in an mc accident Sunday . all I am asking for is for you to PRAY for the Family for comfort at this time. such a loss of young life. but GOD is in control. thank you ---------GOD BLESS----


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Re: MC Accident

Postby tom84std » Tue Sep 03, 2013 6:57 am

A terrible risk we all take. Best wishes for the family. Did he leave a wife or children?

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Re: MC Accident

Postby dingdong » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:14 am

Prayers sent. Very sorry for your friends loss.
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Re: MC Accident

Postby themainviking » Tue Sep 03, 2013 7:24 am

Bogator wrote:all I am asking for is for you to PRAY for the Family for comfort at this time. such a loss of young life.


Duly noted and condolences and best wishes for the family. I also witnessed a motorcycle accident on Sunday, thankfully without loss of life..... :cry:
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Re: MC Accident

Postby bustedwing » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:14 am

This is horrifying news and we need to take the time to thank the Gods of safety that it doesn't happen to more of us. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of this unfortunate rider, way too young to be taken away. May Gods presence help your pain.
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Re: MC Accident

Postby redial » Tue Sep 03, 2013 9:09 pm

Warm thoughts at this time of grief. The good times are what are remembered of each person
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Re: MC Accident

Postby Bogator » Wed Sep 04, 2013 4:33 am

As for children-----yes ----a boy of 12 and a girl of 16 no wife . THANK ALL OF YOU FOR THE PRAYERS AND CONDOLENCES ----- GOD BLESS-----and ride safe--
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Re: MC Accident

Postby crock4 » Wed Sep 04, 2013 5:58 am

My thoughts are with the family, and friends for their terrible loss. :cry: Riding motorcycles, I hear this way too often.
My son grew up on my motorcycle, until he was old enough to get his own. Started on dirt bikes then on the street. Went to school to become a motorcycle mechanic. We rode many happy miles together. About 6 months ago he sold his street bike. He witnised two fatalaties in one week on the interstate going to work, and gave up riding on the street.
Hope I never get to that point, but hearing about, and seeing these things does affect me more as I get older.
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Postby wjnfirearms » Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:25 am

Prayers and condolences from here, also.

I talked with our chapter president yesterday of the Blue Knights chapter I belong to and found that the president of PA II chapter near Philadelphia was killed over the weekend during an event in Virginia. He trailered his bike down so his wife and child could participate. They were riding in the car behind him during a scheduled ride and some 84 y/o cut in front of him and they collided. He died instantly with them watching. Another senseless tragedy. Too many.
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Re: MC Accident

Postby littlebeaver » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:19 am

Oh man, that is sad....Those young people loved their father I'm sure.. That's to Bad....I hope they have an uncle or aunt they can stay with, I also have a 16 year old daughter, I can't imagine... :(

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Re: MC Accident

Postby bustedwing » Wed Sep 04, 2013 8:41 pm

There has to be a way to get these people off the road before the bloodshed starts. Someone had to know that person at 84 years old was having difficulty driving. The longer you let this go, the more you take the chance this will happen to an innocent person. I realize it will happen to me someday, and I may do It myself.
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Re: MC Accident

Postby redial » Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:08 pm

First of all, that is a tragedy, to have someone cut in and demolish a life. Warm feelings to you all.

In my place of living, as soon as you turn 71, you have to do annual checkups by your doctor, and if necessary, have a practical test as well. They put you through the hoops, I have heard, so it is something to look forward to. The doctor has to do physical tests to check your eyes, hearing, weight, and general hearing. He has to record any defects that he finds, and report back to the DOT to confirm whether you are medically fit enough to cover the duties that you are licensed for.

If every senior citizen, and some not so senior citizens, had to undergo similar tests, perhaps we would be all better. My step-daughter-in-law has had a couple of epileptic seizures (late onset), and she is banned for six months from driving, in which case she will be re-assessed by a specialist to make sure that she is up to driving.

I know we dont like to give up our freedoms, but a licence to ride is a privilege and not a right. If it is a matter of safety, then I am all for it. Be aware, and be safe.
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Re: MC Accident

Postby wjnfirearms » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:30 am

Unfortunately, with the aging population is this country being larger than ever and still too much emphasis on being PC, nobody wants, for the most part it seems, to piss off the older community, so people will die for no good reason. I'm not exactly a spring chicken any more at 57, but I'd have no issue with having to prove my ability to drive down the road if it will help to save lives. Nobody wants to lose their mobility, but there has to be a limit somewhere. Here in the Keystone, unless a doctor submits a report to the DMV or a police officer sends a request to them for something he sees, there are no requirements for testing once you become elderly.

I remember some years ago, a couple I knew just got their SUV out of the body shop from a collision. The wife was at the shopping center when someone said to her that her car just got backed into. She ran out to find an older man backed right into her parked vehicle and fubared some of the fresh body work. When she was done freaking out and asked him how this could have happened, he told her that she should have seen the car he hit last week. She was speechless.

Just a few weeks ago, I was on my way to the store on the Harley to pick up some non prescription pain relievers for a friend that had a minor MC accident. The traffic was not moving well and I soon found out why. I came upon a fellow that was another victim of someone cutting across his path while on a bike and collided with her broadside. I tended to his injuries with a couple other good Samaritans until the local police and EMS arrived. After, I picked up my package at Walgreens and decided to cut through the shopping center to get back on my path as the collision was not cleaned up yet. Experience told me that I need to ride slow through the center for good reason. Just as I was 3/4 through the center parking area, some old codger pulled out in front of me in a Rav 4. I had to lock up the brakes and the bike went sideways, but I kept it up as I was not going fast. He just looked at me with a deer in the headlights expression. I lost it and called him every name in the book. I soon left once somewhat composed and finished my mission, then went straight home and parked the bike. I had enough for that day.
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Re: MC Accident

Postby themainviking » Thu Sep 05, 2013 8:52 am

I hate to have to say this, however, it is not always the automobile drivers fault. The accident I witnessed last Sunday was not the minivan drivers fault. She was turning left into her own driveway, and a guy riding a Harley Ultra Classic coming up from in back of her tried to pass her from behind on a solid centerline road. He made it as far as her drivers door. Brand new Harley, and I mean brand new, with less than a thousand miles on the clock, and quite possibly a newby rider. He survived the crash, as did his wife, who was on the back, with nothing more than bad bumps and bruises, and will live to either ride again, or quit. The bike will be many thousands of dollars to fix. The van as well as he wiped out the drivers side pretty well. She said she was signaling, but I never saw it, as I was quite a ways down the road when it happened, coming from the other direction, but it doesn't matter here. The motorcycle hit the van from behind. That is automatic fault, unless it can be proven that foul play was being perpetrated. (ie: backing into someone to make it look like they ran into you) Amazingly, there was no one there with a cell phone camera or video camera to catch it.

Condolences and best wishes to the families of those whose members have been hurt or died in some of these incidents.
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Re: MC Accident

Postby littlebeaver » Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:01 am

I swore I would never ever ever ride with my father in law again after this...I loved the man and he was a awesome person but one time he pulled out into traffic that was coming as if they were not even there, onto a highway in Florida, I thought we would collide for sure but the drivers saw him and they had to take the shoulder in a hurry...OMG :shock: ...I was practically yelling at him to watch out, but he didn't care...Now if that was a bike it could have cause a crash for sure....That freaked me out... :shock: So it could be your last ride the next time you mount that sucker you never know...The only really smart thing you could do for your family is this.. Get yourself a good life insurance policy and make for darn sure they get plenty of money in the case of your departure... My wife doesn't ever want to ride for fear of an accident, we could both be killed and the children won't have a parent left... Of course this could also happen in a automobile too but she is just nervous about riding I think...Most people that get Insurance never really think about whether it is accidental only or not, we have it in the case of any departure accidental or not...Illness ect...Something to think about...My brother thought he was leaving us some money through a life insurance policy and he got ill and died, come to find out it was accidental only...We got nothing but we knew his heart was in the right place.....We are all going to die sooner or later.... I say why not enjoy what you like to do and just watch out for the insanity that other driver display....I am so sad for his children...




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