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Old 11-15-2004, 03:23 PM   #21
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Default Re: Motorcycle Fatality - A family needs help.

Like everybody here, I ride a motorcycle. Like everybody here I drive a car (or truck). Like everybody (I would think), if a motorcycle is still on the street in the dark it' s very likely that I hit it. Sorry, but I don't find that absolutely strange. I have hit objects in the middle of the road in the dark, and my friends have thought I had hit a kid or something like that.
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:13 PM   #22
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Default Re: Motorcycle Fatality - A family needs help.

The world would be a better place without lawyers.



Some good points, otherwise.
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Old 11-15-2004, 04:37 PM   #23
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Default The police are not idiots

The police see these types of accidents frequently. Maybe it was an accident. The guy who hit your friend probably feels bad. But these things happen.



Motorcycling and track days are risky. But there are things we can all do to protect our selfs. Your friend may have stopped for a break in the wrong location. I see this on occation in North Carolina. A young kid on a sport bike will stop under an Interstate bridge in the pouring rain to put his rain gear on. My girlfriend almost hit a guy two years ago. The kid was doing what I described above. Not a smart move. Had we hit and killed him, I'm sure we would have been sued. LUCKY KID!



I would think that the front end would be damaged had the bike been moving. The truck would have bumped the bike and it would tumble.



If you are describing the scene correctly, it sounds as if bike could have been stationary.



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Old 11-15-2004, 05:27 PM   #24
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That may be the reason but that's no excuse. Perhaps the program needs a rewrite. It is poor economics if it loses readers.
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Old 11-15-2004, 05:56 PM   #25
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Whether or not the bike was "still or moving" is irrelevent. The driver of the pickup hit the bike. He had a responsibility to see to it that something like that didn't happen, even on the interstate.
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Old 11-15-2004, 10:06 PM   #26
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I agree with the attorney, the story is either bogus, or the facts at hand are essentially correct and the biker may be at fault. Either way he is also correct that the editors dropped the ball in presenting the story without including any verifying information.



Now for the facts. Who in the heck rides at 1 in the morning on I-20 with ten grand in his pocket and no ID. Think about it, "He was killed so bad that they had to cremate his body and they could barley get a fingerprint of him so he could be identified." They could not identify him from a drivers license, license plate, bike registration, credit card, proof of insurance card? Common. He was identified by a fingerprint. So, was he a felon? No way that bike would have been stuck under the front of that truck if it had been moving with the flow of traffic. Guess what, Interstates and Freeways have minimum speed laws too and they are there for a reason.



No doubt that anyone could take the opposite point of view form me and make an argument and feel they are just as correct, because we have no independent evidence of what actually happened, if anything.

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Old 11-16-2004, 02:33 AM   #27
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In this era of identity theft, I'd not trust a driver's license, vehicle registration or license plate as proof of ID. Also, there are many thousands of us out here who have prints on file and have never done a day in the big house. And, what does it hurt to offer advice to someone to seek help from the AMA or talk to a good attorney. I'd also check with any police friends or friends-of-friends who have done accident reconstruction to see what information they might be able to volunteer.
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Old 11-16-2004, 02:52 AM   #28
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Personally, I though the whole thing sounded pretty fishy, but you never know how a person thinks or writes, especally if they happen to be stressed.



I figured the best thing to do was to ask the most simple question that could be easily answered (What was the location?)...Then, offer my condolances and wait.



As far as making it a Banner-Story...Hey, it gave us something to B!tch about.



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Old 11-16-2004, 03:50 AM   #29
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Default Re: My wife is not a paralegal, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn last night

Once again KBucket, without any real legal training of his own, calls someone who is fully trained in the area a "dummy".



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Old 11-16-2004, 03:53 AM   #30
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Default Re: Motorcycle Fatality - A family needs help.

In this era of identity theft???



At least some form of identification would be useful for determining a possible "who is it" without waiting for the medical examiner to come back with a finger print and a database search. Based on your paranoid logic, we should have DNA scanners at any point where accurate identification is required and all current forms of identification are therefore, null and void. The dude was riding a Harley down the highway, not ordering bling bling off of Ebay with a stolen credit card. I do agree that the story seems a bit far fetched and lacking of some serious information that would be useful in aiding the author in their quest for useful information.
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