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An 85 yr old left turner that no doubt said that the motorcyclist was 'Going like a bat outta hell' but the first thing she said to anyone around her was 'I didn't see her.'

Lucky 85 year old only gets to live for another year or 10, knowing that she killed someone. (Where as if this was a 20 yr old they'd probably be haunted for quite a long time, if not their whole lives by this.)

Sucks quite thoroughly that she gets out of this with merely guilt (if any), a $200 ticket (if that) and maybe a brief trip to the hospital for glass cuts (if that).

RIP :(
 

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Always assume the guy is going to turn left in front of you, because sooner or later they will. Always be aware of your escape routes. Yeah, sometimes Murphy bites and there is nothing anyone can do about it. But you are all one the fastest and most maneuverable ground-based vehicles ever built. Keep your shit about you and Murphy will have a hell of a time keeping up.
 

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Here in Florida, I read an article like this regularly. It sucks :(

RIP to the rider.
I lived in FL for several years....and did not ride down there. Too hot, too flat, too many senior citizens who won't give up their drivers licenses.....my brother is a Highway Patrol Traffic Homicide investigator down there, and he has to go to bike fatality scenes all the time.

RIP.
 

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An 85 yr old left turner that no doubt said that the motorcyclist was 'Going like a bat outta hell' but the first thing she said to anyone around her was 'I didn't see her.'

Lucky 85 year old only gets to live for another year or 10, knowing that she killed someone. (Where as if this was a 20 yr old they'd probably be haunted for quite a long time, if not their whole lives by this.)

Sucks quite thoroughly that she gets out of this with merely guilt (if any), a $200 ticket (if that) and maybe a brief trip to the hospital for glass cuts (if that).

RIP :(
Maybe the stupid old bad will get mrsa or vre in her wounds. Hopefully.

Sucks about the rider.
 

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Always assume the guy is going to turn left in front of you, because sooner or later they will. Always be aware of your escape routes. Yeah, sometimes Murphy bites and there is nothing anyone can do about it. But you are all one the fastest and most maneuverable ground-based vehicles ever built. Keep your shit about you and Murphy will have a hell of a time keeping up.
It's really a shame you don't have a telephone line to the afterlife so you could call her up and chastise her.

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Godspeed.
 

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That sucks. All the precautions (article said full gear) and still taken out. That looks like a nasty blind turn from google earth.
 

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That sucks. All the precautions (article said full gear) and still taken out. That looks like a nasty blind turn from google earth.
No, it's not. Well, it is, but from the other direction. The truck was probably looking to the right for traffic coming that way while pulling out and turning left, which would have been right in front of her coming from truck's left.

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It's really a shame you don't have a telephone line to the afterlife so you could call her up and chastise her.

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We pilots look at aircraft accidents all the time. We try and figure out what went wrong, and what the accident pilot could have done to salvage the situation. We don't do this to harangue the dead pilot in Valhalla, we do it so we don't ball up our own aircraft the same way.
 

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Very sad to read these stories. I bet she was a member of this forum.
 

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There are a shocking number of us killed every year due to these left turn serial killers. Sometimes it doesn't matter how careful you are. Another chilling reminder of how fragile we are on our bikes. RIP.
 

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We pilots look at aircraft accidents all the time. We try and figure out what went wrong, and what the accident pilot could have done to salvage the situation. We don't do this to harangue the dead pilot in Valhalla, we do it so we don't ball up our own aircraft the same way.
Do shut the fuck up.
 

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We pilots look at aircraft accidents all the time. We try and figure out what went wrong, and what the accident pilot could have done to salvage the situation. We don't do this to harangue the dead pilot in Valhalla, we do it so we don't ball up our own aircraft the same way.
How often do trucks jump out in front of your aircraft suddenly from a hidden part of the sky?
 
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