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Old 11-18-2005, 06:55 AM   #1
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Sorry about your friend. My heart goes out to his family and friends. Please keep us posted on his progress and what happens to the dumbass that hit him.



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Old 11-18-2005, 08:35 AM   #2
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will do.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:44 AM   #3
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I'm about 65 miles to his right. I hope my prayers reach him quickly.
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Old 11-18-2005, 08:46 AM   #4
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"otherwise occupied" seems to be the case in more and more of these tragic incidents. We need to stop referring to them as "accidents". There's nothing accidental about them. Given they're not alcohol, drug, reckless, or speeding related, they are likely and overwhelmingly the result of distracted behavior, which should be treated as a violation in itself. Unfortunately, there is no provision in most state VTLs treating this type of incompetency as a violation. The problem is, unless they have a cell phone wedged into their ear canal, how do you charge them, let alone convict them of "reckless distracted behavior"? So, for the forseeable future these "idiots" will probably walk. With the exponential increase in cars and mindless drivers on our roads combined with the dramatic increase in motorcycle and scooter use, we need to start treating driving as a privilege, not a right, and rethink licensing and training requirements. Otherwise, incidents such as this will continue to be disturbingly common. Sorry to go off on this when you folks are understandably otherwise occupied. Our prayers are with you -please keep us advised.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:15 AM   #5
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Brother,I,m about 2000=miles away,but I will pray as often as possible for his speedy recovery.....
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:23 AM   #6
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I will pray for Lou.
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Old 11-18-2005, 09:29 AM   #7
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I would like to thank MO for posting this for me. Especially after I read them the riot act for being so slow about it. Thanks Guys!



Also, I would like to thank all of the local fire fighters for their quick response and help. On a side note. Lou is a volunteer fire fighter, also he teaches new firefighter and police rescue techniques for extracting people who have been trapped in vehicles after an accident. It's ironic that the same folks he trained ended up saving his life.



Thanks again to all for your thoughts and prayers. I'll pass them on to his family and friends.

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Old 11-18-2005, 09:39 AM   #8
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What was he wearing when he was hit?



I don't ask this to be an a$$. It is just that when I hear about things like this I wonder about if his gear helped, did he have any, etc.



Thankfully I've never been in any kind of major accident, and believe in proper protection, but I wonder just how much it really helps with situations like this.



A speed recovery to him. He's obviously a good guy. I'm sure he'll pull through.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:43 AM   #9
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Unfortunately he is usally only wearing a half helmet, flight type leather jacket, jeans and I know in this case sneakers.



Yes, Lou is an old school HD guy. But in this case I don't think even race leathers would have helped. The car actually went over him.



I'm with you on the protective gear thing. I always wear it. But by the same token, I'm a rather aggressive rider. Lou Isn't. He's a speed limit kind'a guy. It bothers me that if he had been riding like I normally do the girl more than likely wouldn't have caught up to him?



I guess this just proves, being safety minded doesn't always help. I accept that, and I'll bet Lou would agree.

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Old 11-18-2005, 12:04 PM   #10
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I had two get-offs in the same day this week, and have been walking around extremely pissed ever since. The idiot that I am, I never realized I was lucky just to be walking around. May God bless you Lou. Get well brother.
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