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Jan 18th 2017, 12:31 PM   #46
 Jstilt's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  Olympia

Well this view is bound to make things interesting!
Jan 18th 2017, 12:37 PM   #47
 Gremlin's Avatar
 
  May 2016
  The Socialist Republic of Seattle

  SV650 X 2
Quote:
Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
Yep, still shows absolutely no brake lights from the Acura. Car didn't "slam on his brakes", just slowed rapidly to back off from car ahead.
First the red Ford hatchback slowed down, then the black Hyundai slowed down and fast moving Acura slowed down to avoid a collision with black Hyundai and the unnamed motorcyclist hit the Acura.

Oh, I will apologize about the Pinto joke. It could been a lot worse. That motorcyclist could rear ended a 1959 Cadillac. He could been stabbed to death on the tail fin.

The motorcyclist should stayed behind the white Ranger and merged in a safe matter. It would cost the motorcyclist about 10 seconds in time to ride in non-squid way, instead of twisting the wrist to get there first. So to speak.

Edited by Gremlin on Jan 18th 2017 at 12:41 PM
Jan 18th 2017, 12:49 PM   #48
 
  Feb 2016
  Spokane

  ZREX, Superhawk, CRF450R, KX500 SM, XR650R DS, KV75, RX50, RD400
Hope the rider had insurance, he's gonna be responsible for fixing Ricky Racer!
Jan 18th 2017, 01:10 PM   #49
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  Jan 2016
  Salem, Oregon

  Supermoto Dreaming...
That didn't look like a brake check at all. Acura guy was driving like an idiot and had to slam on his brakes to avoid a rear end collision. The rider following was going too fast and failed to take evasive action.

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Jan 18th 2017, 01:11 PM   #50
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  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bald Guy
If you stop the video at the time of impact, it appears there is a car ahead of the Acura in the left lane. Brake check or just slowing for traffic?
Or,... Distracted Driving?

Look at the side view mirror.

Can't say for sure, but it looks like he may be holding something. Maybe a cell phone? Possibly was trying to get a picture of Smokey (or maybe just texting (left handed)). The traffic ahead abruptly slows, or someone changes lanes right in front of him, and the Acura has to nail the brakes.

Distracted driving, combined with DUI, would definitely contribute to a horrible outcome.

Not saying this is what happened, only that it is a possibility.
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Jan 18th 2017, 01:16 PM   #51
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  Jan 2016
  space needle

Quote:
Originally Posted by VeritasImageryNW
Yep, still shows absolutely no brake lights from the Acura. Car didn't "slam on his brakes", just slowed rapidly to back off from car ahead.
looks like the brake lights weren't working at all which would be a huge contributor...I see the front dip so he did hit the brakes but no lights came on
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Jan 18th 2017, 01:20 PM   #52
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
That semi you were merging behind caught it all on video, too:



Found this video on Reddit.
Jan 18th 2017, 01:21 PM   #53
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Nathan
looks like the brake lights weren't working at all which would be a huge contributor...I see the front dip so he did hit the brakes but no lights came on
Yes, but chopping the throttle will do the same thing, especially on a front wheel drive car like the Acura.

Also, the footage from the truck shows that the rider had plenty of time to slow to a safe distance well before the Acura slows again. Just watch from how far back the bike comes before hitting the car.
Jan 18th 2017, 01:22 PM   #54
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Quote:
Originally Posted by wooden
That semi you were merging behind caught it all on video, too:



Found this video on Reddit.
Welcome to post #46

Edit to add... A guy might want to think about the possibility of dash cams before shenanigans.
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Edited by Tripledij on Jan 18th 2017 at 01:25 PM Reason: I need to learn to proof read
Jan 18th 2017, 01:25 PM   #55
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  '14 St3R, '05 DR650
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripledij
Welcome to post #46
Meh, scrolled thru the thread quickly and saw no videos so I posted it up. Not my fault beavr couldn't embed the video properly

Anyway, this is totally both the driver and rider's fault. Sorry, but you came up on him hot and while he did decelerate as you came up on him, it's your job to avoid the cars in front of you.
Jan 18th 2017, 01:26 PM   #56
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

That video from the truck perspective changes everything.

That TSX was on the brakes hard and no brake lights to be found.
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Jan 18th 2017, 01:29 PM   #57
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  Jan 2016
  Custer WA

  Aprilia Tuono 1100
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ryanthegreat1
That video from the truck perspective changes everything.

That TSX was on the brakes hard and no brake lights to be found.
He was not hard on the brakes when the bike plowed into him.

Bike ran into the back of a car, bike riders fault, end of story.
Jan 18th 2017, 01:35 PM   #58
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripledij
He was not hard on the brakes when the bike plowed into him.

Bike ran into the back of a car, bike riders fault, end of story.
I agree with you on that one.

Some brake lights might have helped with rider awareness. However a seasoned rider should probably be looking for slowing traffic without the aid of brake lights.
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Jan 18th 2017, 01:36 PM   #59
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tripledij
He was not hard on the brakes when the bike plowed into him.

Bike ran into the back of a car, bike riders fault, end of story.
And the rider's story is that as soon as he had cleared the semi, the Acura slammed on his brakes. Yet, the video from the truck shows that the Acura was well forward of the truck, had already slowed rapidly, and then the bike flew past the truck and into the back of the Acura. Rider's story is not matching the video evidence.
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Jan 18th 2017, 01:39 PM   #60
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  Jan 2016
  Allyn, WA

  '06 HD Street Bob, '85 Yamaha FJ600, '99 Honda CBR600f4
Quote:
Originally Posted by SmokeyMcNug
as soon as i got around the semi he slams on his brakes. and then he tried to run.
Might want to watch the truck's dashcam video, cuz it shows a very different story. He had already slowed drastically before you went passed the truck, and he was quite a ways ahead of you at the time. If you watch carfeully, there is a complete 4 seconds from the time he slows to not hit the Hyundai to the time you hit him. That's plenty of time for you to have slowed down, or even changed lanes.

Edited by VeritasImageryNW on Jan 18th 2017 at 01:42 PM
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