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Offline Mary Ann

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I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« on: September 10, 2022, 01:30:07 PM »
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I just witnessed a fatal accident....

Not my first, but frightening nonetheless.

We were headed east on the Atlantic City Expressway coming from Philly, and I know most of you have experienced this, about 15 high performance motorcycles came out of nowhere and passed us in between cars which themselves were doing between 65 and 75 mph. They swept past us like we were in reverse… Weaving in and out of traffic and generally scaring the shit out of everybody. The noise as you all know is almost deafening. My guess is that the minimum speed was 130 mph.

About two minutes after that occurred the traffic just came to a dead stop and after another 10th of a mile of crawling and people signaling to move to the right in the 3 lane Highway, we started to see motorcycle parts on the road And there were a couple of cars stopped and slightly ajar so to speak in the lanes. The closer we got to the incident the more motorcycle parts were on the road and we saw from about 50 yards what looked like a woman performing CPR which went on for about three or four minutes and she ceased. Stood up. And slowly walked away. I cannot imagine how many times this cycle must’ve flipped over before it came to rest my guess would be upwards of 10 just based upon the distance the parts covered. .


Just a little bit past that there was another cycle on its side against the median strip, the so-called Jersey barrier, and I don’t know where that rider was. The strange part so to speak was that when they zoomed past me, I thought to myself one day somebody’s gonna die because of this, either a rider or a driver who is so frightened by what happens suddenly that he or she drives the car off the road and plummets to their death. I will say that this is the closest I have ever had a cyclist zoom past my driver’s door I would say about 18 to 24 inches, no more. I don’t know if that’s the gentleman who was killed but it was scary AF. I have witnessed people falling out of buildings twice in my life and a fatal automobile accident which consisted of a speeding car zooming past me and then hitting a bridge abutment on US 309 N. of Philadelphia back when I was in college. There was something about this however that was just transcendentally horrifying.

In times like these, I wonder what the man’s compatriots are thinking right now, as it occurred to me that next weekend they’ll be out doing the exact same thing because that’s how we are wired. It’s sort of like listening to all of Trump’s lies and then his acolytes are just assuming that he’s telling the truth next time. And the next time. And the next. And before you know it, you’re dead or indicted.
How the heck did this idiot manage to tie TRUMP into this??? :confused:

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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2022, 02:21:09 PM »
While idiot motorcyclists have been around longer than I have, and idiot car drivers have been killing motorcyclists for about as long or longer, this sounds a lot like a just-so :bouncy: , i.e. largely or entirely fictional, and a way to pretzellate Trump into it. Trump's 7 year unpaid residence between DUmmies ears shows no hint of ending.
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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2022, 02:29:02 PM »
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It’s sort of like listening to all of Trump’s lies and then his acolytes are just assuming that he’s telling the truth next time. And the next time. And the next. And before you know it, you’re dead or indicted.

You mean like how the self-styled 'resistors' keep thinking "Next time they'll get Trump. And the next time. And the next time"?

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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2022, 03:33:05 PM »
If only those bike riders weren't allowed to live free and instead had to take public transportation...
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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2022, 03:46:16 PM »
While idiot motorcyclists have been around longer than I have, and idiot car drivers have been killing motorcyclists for about as long or longer, this sounds a lot like a just-so :bouncy: , i.e. largely or entirely fictional, and a way to pretzellate Trump into it. Trump's 7 year unpaid residence between DUmmies ears shows no hint of ending.

I think you nailed it.

What trained person stops CPR and just walks away.

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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2022, 06:18:58 PM »
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59. I'm surprised vehicles aren't required to have speed limiters

I have a sporty SUV that will easily get up to 150+ mph (don’t ask me how I know). There isn’t any reason for a car driving on public roads to have that capability.

Now, this is a new one on me. We all know the Libs. are all about limiting everybody's freedoms, with the typical "who needs that" argument. But implying all autos should have governers, is a first for me.  :mental:

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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2022, 10:18:23 PM »
Hmmmmmmm… Nothing about it in the news or social media.

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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2022, 08:25:49 AM »
Hmmmmmmm… Nothing about it in the news or social media.
DDGed "fatal motorcycle crash Atlantic City Expressway" and found there was a fatal motorcycle crash on May 6, https://patch.com/new-jersey/gloucestertownship/fatal-crash-along-atlantic-city-expressway-thurday-evening . Besides it having been 4 months ago, there was no mention of two motorcycles having crashed, nor a pack of motorcycles having sped through the area.

Sounds like Star Moron PCIntern dropped a Me! :bouncy: , Me! :bouncy: , Me! :bouncy: , Me! Me! Me! :bouncy: turd into DU's punch bowl.
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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2022, 10:10:00 AM »
Now, this is a new one on me. We all know the Libs. are all about limiting everybody's freedoms, with the typical "who needs that" argument. But implying all autos should have governers, is a first for me.  :mental:


I thought that post was particularly interesting. He admits to doing what he wants to ban. Just another example of laws for thee and not me.

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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2022, 11:18:40 AM »
As a motorcyclist, the OPs estimate of 130 mph isn't possible if they are weaving in and out of traffic as described. A bike moving that fast can't "weave". It can't even corner very easily.
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Re: I just witnessed a fatal accident....
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2022, 09:28:41 PM »
As a motorcyclist, the OPs estimate of 130 mph isn't possible if they are weaving in and out of traffic as described. A bike moving that fast can't "weave". It can't even corner very easily.

It really depends upon how dense the traffic is.  Back in my younger days I could weave through traffic on the freeway doing 125 in a car. On a motorcycle is would much easier.

I have a BMW K1600GT. It has very advanced suspension and it turns pretty darned well, even at 130. (I don't ride it that fast very often and certainly not in traffic, just out on open country roads in states like Utah.)