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Old 10-11-2012, 01:14 PM   #21
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What a bummer. I always wonder about distracted driving (playing with cell phone, radio, AC etc.) in cases like this. Hope police investigate thoroughly and press charges. Not acceptable.

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This was just in the news today.

Deputies: Couple using cell phone camera led to deadly crash

BENTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) -

A man and woman are facing charges for a deadly crash after deputies said they were using a cell phone to take photos before losing control of their van.

Investigators said Veronica Diaz, 28, of Corvallis, was driving south on Highway 99W near milepost 95 in Benton County on Sept. 30. The van crossed into the northbound lane and hit a motorcyclist.

Kenneth Carroll, 72, of Eugene, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:20 PM   #22
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Vehicles failing to yield the right of way when turning left is the most common type of multiple vehicle accidents involving motorcycles, and it's not just due to driver inattentiveness. The profile of you and your motorcycle from the front is very narrow, so it is not easy for others to determine your distance and speed when approaching them, especially in low light conditions. We should keep that in mind, and be wary of our bias before making judgements. This is certainly a tragedy, but the best course of action is for us to be more vigilant when riding.

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Old 10-11-2012, 01:34 PM   #23
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Wow, speed was not believed to be a factor. That's a first.

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Old 10-11-2012, 03:34 PM   #24
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Cites need to be smarter about traffic control too. When I lived in Vancouver they had a bunch of left turn lights with the arrow. You would get a green arrow BUT you were supposed to yield to oncoming traffic. I know still the driver needs to yield right a way but those lights were asking for trouble. The wording in the article sounded a bit like those lights.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:15 PM   #25
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Vehicles failing to yield the right of way when turning left is the most common type of multiple vehicle accidents involving motorcycles, and it's not just due to driver inattentiveness. The profile of you and your motorcycle from the front is very narrow, so it is not easy for others to determine your distance and speed when approaching them, especially in low light conditions. We should keep that in mind, and be wary of our bias before making judgements. This is certainly a tragedy, but the best course of action is for us to be more vigilant when riding.
^^^This^^^ Well said.

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Old 10-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #26
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Wow, speed was not believed to be a factor. That's a first.
damn it, i was gonna say the same thing

r.i.p. to the rider and his family.

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Old 10-11-2012, 05:34 PM   #27
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Sounds like manslaughter to me...
it was.... but they'll let her off without so much as a traffic ticket.

just like applebees, just like west union, just like...

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:16 PM   #28
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So sad R.I.P. Rider

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Old 10-11-2012, 07:47 PM   #29
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Investigators do not believe drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the crash.
What about a cell phone, make-up, or food???


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Old 10-11-2012, 08:17 PM   #30
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So SAD... D-:

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:17 PM   #31
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This is getting too common. Cagers need to be held responsible for accidents like this. Thoughts and prayers out for the rider and family.

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:41 PM   #32
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Sounds like manslaughter to me...
This

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:43 PM   #33
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tragic.

"didn't see him." I hope the drivers repeats those words for the rest of his / her life and thinks about that moment.

R.I.P
This

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:45 PM   #34
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Vehicles failing to yield the right of way when turning left is the most common type of multiple vehicle accidents involving motorcycles, and it's not just due to driver inattentiveness. The profile of you and your motorcycle from the front is very narrow, so it is not easy for others to determine your distance and speed when approaching them, especially in low light conditions. We should keep that in mind, and be wary of our bias before making judgements. This is certainly a tragedy, but the best course of action is for us to be more vigilant when riding.
Yes on vigilance...
how bout a little from
the cageers...
How wide is the profile
on a pedestrian or child...?
Just askin"...

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:47 PM   #35
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This is getting too common. Cagers need to be held responsible for accidents like this. Thoughts and prayers out for the rider and family.
Yes!

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Old 10-11-2012, 09:47 PM   #36
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Yet another reason to make sure your family and friends know you love them. You might not get another chance to tell them.
Yes always

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Old 10-11-2012, 11:19 PM   #37
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RIP rider.
Brothers and sisters, please be vigilent. Cover your front brake at all times. Look those cagers in the eyes. Look at their wheels, look for intent. Look for outs. Slow down and expect the idiot to be an idiot. Ride safe.
So sad...

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Old 10-12-2012, 02:49 AM   #38
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Horrible accident,, RIP rider. So many this year. All who are on this site or not,, no matter. Nothing worse than hearing the sad news. No I have not rode much at all lately. But have heard about too many simple situations that led to a riders death due to a cager. Have taken my daughters out on short rides to show them the freedom and why I like bikes. It is eating at me day by day to not ever take my girls for a ride. For they should have a full life. Dad wants to show them a part of his life,,,,,,,,,,,,should not be a thing that could take their life. I love my girls big time. It is getting to the point right now it is not worth it !

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:40 AM   #39
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Ok....I feel really bad for our fellow motorcyclist but I just don't understand the whole "I judt didnt see him!" only being the responsibility of the motorist.

Why didn't the motorcyclist see the left turner?

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Old 10-12-2012, 09:47 AM   #40
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Ok....I feel really bad for our fellow motorcyclist but I just don't understand the whole "I judt didnt see him!" only being the responsibility of the motorist.

Why didn't the motorcyclist see the left turner?
The motorcyclist had the right-of-way. That's the simple answer. Maybe there was more the motorcyclist could have done to avoid the accident, maybe not. But the motorist took his right away from him, and his life.

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