Motorcycle accident *Warning graphic pics*

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ColtCarbine, Mar 31, 2008.


  1. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Tulsa Motorcycle Crash

    Claim: Photographs show a motorcyclist who crashed into the back of a truck.

    Status: True

    Example: [Collected via e-mail, June 2007]

    By Lackland AFB in San Antonio....

    This crash was at 169 near Admiral exit last week.

    How would you like to be a truck driver, walk around back and see THAT hangin from the ass end of your truck.

    They said dude hit the back of the truck at about 120mph.

    Yellow/Roadway truck Accident

    These are pictures from a motorcycle accident last week on Highway 169 here in Tulsa. The guy was going over 125 mph around 2 am when he hit the back of the Yellow truck. The truck was going normal speed and did not know what had happened. He was drug approx a mile before the truck stopped. Highway 169 is known for late night speed driving and trick driving of motorcycles. This guy's friend was killed 1 week before this on his motorcycle going 120+ on Highway 169. Please be aware of what you're doing at all times..... and watch your speed.

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    Read more at snopes.com: Tulsa Motorcycle Crash

    Origins:

    The fatal accident depicted above took place on U.S. 169 near Tulsa, Oklahoma, during the early morning hours of 17 April 2007. The motorcyclist, 26-year-old Brandon Lee White of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, was traveling at an estimated 120+ mph when his motorcycle struck the back of a tractor-trailer rig.

    According to the Tulsa World:

    Police said the truck driver reported hearing a bump and then seeing debris from the motorcycle going past him. When he managed to pull over, he saw that a man was embedded in the back of his trailer.

    White was dead at the scene.

    Brandon's family said that they hoped his unfortunate death at least would help to bring attention to the issue of motorcycle safety:
    "If I can save one mother, one father from going through what I've gone through, then it's worthwhile," said Broken Arrow resident Dennis White,
    Brandon White's father. "I can't be mad, but I know I have to do something. I've got to make a positive out of this."

    Despite the hurt, the family members said they hope something good — a review of motorcycle safety laws — comes out of the recent death.

    Helmet requirement laws, harsher penalties for speeding on a motorcycle, and community-based services to decrease drunken driving are among measures about which the family hopes the two young men's deaths spark a discussion.

    Taking away a rider's motorcycle and motorcycle license for going a certain amount over the speed limit would be one way to curb speeding on bikes, said the elder White, who has ridden motorcycles for several years.

    "That's the only thing that would make me think — that I'm going to lose it (his motorcycle)," he said. "I'm not a lawmaker, but I'm a biker, and that's the only thing that would work."

    White said clubs that don't serve alcohol would go a long way toward helping reduce drunken-driving deaths for youths by providing them a hangout without the temptation of drinking and driving.

    "We've got to do something to save these kids," he said. "We've got to do something to support them."
    A few inaccuracies have crept into the text accompanying forwarded versions of these pictures. A 2008 variant carried the closing legend "He lived. Wear your helmet!", but unfortunately Brandon Lee did not survive the accident despite his wearing a helmet. Also, the friend of Brandon's who "was killed 1 week before this on his motorcycle going 120+ on Highway 169" referenced in the second example above was 21-year-old Devin Seigal, who was killed in a similar motorcycle accident five days after Brandon's death (and had, in fact, attended Brandon's funeral).

    Last updated: 10 March 2008

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    snopes.com: Tulsa Motorcycle Crash

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    Sources:

    Adcock, Clifton. "Motorcycle Focus: 2 Deaths Highlight Safety Issues."
    Tulsa World. 30 April 2007.

    Tulsa World. "BA Motorcyclist Topping 120 MPH Slams into Truck, Dies."
    18 April 2007.

    Tulsa World. "Motorcycle Deaths: Two Riders Felt Need for Speed, Friend Says."
    18 April 2007.
     
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  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Not sure if anybody has already posted this, if so I apologize for the dupe.
     
  3. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    beat- cha'(inferno because of disturbing pix....)
    "We've got to do something to save these kids," he said. "We've got to do something to support them."(???)
    A few inaccuracies have crept into the text accompanying forwarded versions of these pictures. A 2008 variant carried the closing legend "He lived. Wear your helmet!", but unfortunately Brandon Lee did not survive the accident despite his wearing a helmet. Also, the friend of Brandon's who "was killed 1 week before this on his motorcycle going 120+ on Highway 169" referenced in the second example above was 21-year-old Devin Seigal, who was killed in a similar motorcycle accident five days after Brandon's death (and had, in fact, attended Brandon's funeral).
    I ride; but resist "do gooders", Obviously even attending the funeral didn't slow his buddy down( a new law wouldn'thelp).
     
  4. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    my bad, wrong forum
     
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    No sweat big guy.... [beer][beer][beer]I'm shocked pictures of the body got around; think of his family...:shock:
     
  6. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    [ditto] never agreed with mandatory seatbelt or helmet laws

    ETA: somebody will move it to the proper forum, I can't clean up my own mess unless I delete it [booze]
     
  7. badkarma

    badkarma ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    the sudden stop is a bitch
     
  8. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I appears from the picture that he broke his left foot. Am I just seeing things?
     
  9. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Nope, it looks FUBAR
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Right foot is not much better. Truly he had a sudden deceleration.
     
  11. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    I'm betting he didn't feel much after the initial impact but then maybe being drug is what did him in. [booze]
     
  12. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    The Helmet is a moot point for him . . . .

    His brains were scrambled either way. :shock:
     
  13. Clyde

    Clyde Jet Set Tourer Administrator Founding Member

    I am glad he was wearing a helmet. Otherwise, that would have been a real damn mess. The reality is, he probably snapped his neck and turned his brains into soup, but his helmet certainly worked from an "astetic" standpoint.....if i might say.

    This is darwin award material.
     
  14. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    That's why guys like this are called squids - just idiots on bikes who learn the hard way how much stupid hurts. Every week in southern CA they peel 'em up off the curves of Hwy 1 after they get their new crotch rocket and try to show off.
     
  15. Valkman

    Valkman Knifemaker Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

  16. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Bummer, guess at least he got to ride a Harley before he passed [troll]
     
  17. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    My eldest wants to buy a crotch rocket before he goes into the Army. I'm not sure what to think about it. I know how he is when it comes to speed but then he is an adult now, since December anyway. Can't say I blame him got my 1st scoot when I was 18-19 yrs. old.
     
  18. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I keep seeing stats indicating that brand new bikes are wrecked more often in the first few hundred feet of riding than in any other time span of ownership. One more reason for reining in the itch to show off while pulling away from the salesman that just handed you the keys. (That includes old riders as well as new. Squids are just worse.)
     
  19. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    My best advice is to tell him to wait until he is in. He will have access to serious medical care, plenty of time to take an MSF course (might even be offered by the rec facility, complete with drop doggies to learn on) and possible military discounts thru the Base Exchange. (Not to mention that for the first few months, he'll be making payments on the scoot, and won't be able to ride it while in training.) And start with something a bit more forgiving than a squid scooter.
    [chopper]
     
  20. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Yup, tried that but you know how youngen's are sometimes dad's words fall on deaf ears. Didn't seem to care about not riding and making payments while in training, surprised. I'm not, kinda reminds me of his mother (ex-wife). [booze]
     
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