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normanx
02:36 PM on 09/02/2010
Ahhh yes... the dullard automobile driver making a left turn into traffic and doesn't see the motorcyclist... who does not appear to be speeding. The driver of the car should be arrested for reckless endangerment... or something... and should at the very, very least have his license suspended for a year. Word gets out that you can lose your license for being an idiot driver, maybe people will pay better attention.... if not... at least a percentage will be off the roads whilst under suspension. The student is very lucky to be alive...
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hennies
When ignorance reigns, life is lost
09:48 AM on 09/02/2010
It's seriously amazing that his head did not hit anything. Wow, what a lucky man.
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abuja19
08:20 AM on 09/02/2010
This guy is very lucky he didn't get a cracked skull. I don't give a crap how "uncool" it might make him look, this fool should always be wearing a helmet.
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Nick Mroz
nosce te ipsum
12:20 PM on 09/02/2010
lol I think if you're a grown man riding around in cargo shorts and a hoodie on a moped - a helmet is the LEAST of your concerns for the 'uncool' factor. I'm basically reaffirming to wear the gear, personally I prefer a Triumph Street Trip. R with full riding gear for occasions such as these.
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sixtoes
that is not my foot
07:55 AM on 09/02/2010
The driver of the truck was clearly at fault. I hope he gets a hefty fine and some points on his license for inattentive driving. Shame on Josh for not wearing a helmet!
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MyResponsibility
Action over hope
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Nick Mroz
nosce te ipsum
12:23 PM on 09/02/2010
I thought it was going to be a failure to yield. Pretty standard.
jimthefireman
Career firefighter and sport skydiver in NZ
04:04 AM on 09/02/2010
Two sayings come to mind when I watch this video clip of a man without a helmet narrowly escaping death in an accident. The older one (Hungarian perhaps?) is "If a jug falls on a stone the jug breaks. If however, a stone falls on a jug the jug breaks.Whatever happens, it is the jug that always breaks".
The other one, more modern but just as relevant, is "Some people can be simply told. Some learn by watching what happens to others, but there is always the guy who has to p*** on the electric fence himself before he understands..."
I lost many friends tragically killed riding motorcycles, most of them (as appears to be the case in this clip) struck by drivers who simply didn't see them. My brother and I both suffered broken legs in a similar crash in 1972. Fortunatly an off duty policeman following me confirmed the other motorist was at fault and he was prosecuted, but it was me and my brother who went to hospital. The moral is simple. Wear a helmet, ride with your lights on and remember, on a motorcycle you are hard to see and YOU are the jug!
As a paid fire Officer in charge of a rescue truck, I was delighted when the testing officer told me my daughers driving was good, and she had passed, but she seemed unnecessarily cautious when approaching a green light at an intersection.
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Nick Mroz
nosce te ipsum
12:27 PM on 09/02/2010
I live in Florida - the king state of the elderly and there is no such thing as unnecessary caution at an intersection, green or not. I just narrowly avoided someone taking a turn stopping and then proceeds to back up towards me, not once or twice, but three times. It turns out the lady just spaced out and luckily, a truck behind me, knew the woman. Great advice posted.
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KIVPossum
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02:33 AM on 09/02/2010
Wow, he is lucky to walk out of that one.
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02:04 AM on 09/02/2010
Wow, his shoe flew 50 ft straight up.
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cookerman45
I love my wife!
01:00 AM on 09/02/2010
WAIT UNTIL HE PLAYS MICHIGAN....
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07:41 AM on 09/02/2010
hahahahahaha.
09:38 AM on 09/02/2010
Wait for what? Iowa beating you like they did last year?
12:31 AM on 09/02/2010
thats horrible....i hope he pulls through
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07:41 AM on 09/02/2010
Pulls through? He was released from the hospital already.
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OneTop
Uh, is that a beer hall?
12:20 AM on 09/02/2010
He is so very fortunate to still be with us.

Riding a motorcycle or a bicycle in urban traffic requires you to place 0 trust in any auto-mobile and or their driver.

It only takes one that is not paying attention, he / she ends up having a bad day and you are dead.
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Caymus77
We the people ARE the Government
11:51 PM on 09/01/2010
I've ridden motorcycles for forty years and have had my share of accidents. The guy is lucky to be alive.

The biggest hazards for motorcyclists are automobile drivers that don't pay attention.
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Neer
10:58 PM on 09/01/2010
Welcome to the NFL, son.
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Jlong
10:54 PM on 09/01/2010
Amazing. A "normal" person probably would have been hurt much worse.
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FrTown
Oh my loving doG!
10:34 PM on 09/01/2010
Why did the helmet flew off of his head? Wasn't it supposed to protect him in such accident?
11:22 PM on 09/01/2010
He wasn't wearing a helmet. It is his shoe flying in the air. He is very very lucky.
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joemac1114
10:30 PM on 09/01/2010
As a motorcycle rider I can tell you from experience that drivers of auto's and trucks pay no attention to you. It can be frightening riding in traffic.
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Vernon Brown
02:14 AM on 09/02/2010
It's hard to see you screaming in and out of lanes at 120 mph.
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KIVPossum
Moldova Marsupial
02:34 AM on 09/02/2010
video seems to show the truck failed to yield on a left turn