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Apr 21st 2020, 01:52 PM   #1
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  Jan 2016
  Renton, WA

  2010 BMW S1000RR, 2015 Yamaha FZ-07, 2009 Husky TXC250/310
Motorcycle Rider Fataility in Renton

Just read of a motorcycle accident that happened earlier today in Renton at S. 27th St and Benson Dr S. Appears a car was making a left turn and the motorcycle t-boned the car, with the motorcycle reportedly traveling at a speed estimated to be in excess of 100 mph. Terrible and sad incident for all involved and their families.

https://nextdoor.com/agency-post/wa/...ing-145513246/

Over the past 20 years of riding I've had multiple close calls and one t-bone accident where a driver in a car made a turn right in front of me when I've been traveling at near speed limit speeds. Accidents like this are why I stay close to the speed limit on city streets.
Apr 21st 2020, 03:35 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Hazel Dell, Wa

  Honda VFR800, Husqvarna TE 610, Ducati Hypermotard 1100S, Suzuki VStrom 650, Yamaha Radian, MZ 125SM
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes. Wasn't he told to stay at home too?
Apr 21st 2020, 04:00 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Moses Lake, WA

  2013 Kawasaki Concours C-14, 2005 ZX-10R Kawasaki (Nekkid), '99 Yamaha TW-200
Maybe he was rushing home as he was holding his breath because he forgot his mask.

Yeah, sad...but choices.

Choose wisely.
Apr 21st 2020, 05:39 PM   #4
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  Apr 2020
  Spokane, Washington, USA

  2017 FJR and 2017 DR650
Darwin is not sentimental.
Apr 22nd 2020, 09:35 AM   #5
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  Feb 2016
  Rent'n

  2002 Honda RC51, 2005 Honda RC51
Not me
Apr 22nd 2020, 10:54 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Wife and I were on I-5 a couple days ago and saw a rider pass a car on the right side where all the crap is using the shoulder to get around them. We were going 'actual' freeway speed in the far right lane pulling a trailer and there were at least three other lanes to use. Not sure why you would run tires through that, particularly on a bike, but whatever floats your boat.
Can't really blame the driver if the rider was actually doing 100+. Benson has a LOT of incoming roads and I think it is a 45 mph road? Been a while since I was on it.
Apr 22nd 2020, 12:02 PM   #7
 
  Jul 2016
  tigard

  2013 Ninja 1000
If I recall correctly, left hand turns by cars is the #1 cause of car/motorcycle accidents.
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Apr 23rd 2020, 09:59 AM   #8
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  Apr 2020
  Spokane, Washington, USA

  2017 FJR and 2017 DR650
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Originally Posted by mxmike
If I recall correctly, left hand turns by cars is the #1 cause of car/motorcycle accidents.
I believe you are correct. To mitigate this give the car ahead of you lots of space so the oncoming car has an opportunity to see you and assume they will not. I think having auxiliary lighting mounted low to form a triangle helps as well.

Stay safe out there.
Apr 24th 2020, 12:37 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2017
  Seattle

  DL650A
Lots of stories lately about high-speed driving infractions. I guess the lure of the truly open road is irresistible to some.
Apr 25th 2020, 10:40 AM   #10
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
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Originally Posted by mxmike
If I recall correctly, left hand turns by cars is the #1 cause of car/motorcycle accidents.
Really? I'd have figured failure to negotiate corners was the #1. The more you know...

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Apr 26th 2020, 08:57 AM   #11
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  Jan 2016
  Northeast Olalla

  07 Guzzi
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Really? I'd have figured failure to negotiate corners was the #1. The more you know...

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Inadequate cornering skills is the numero uno cause of single vehicle fatals. Way too many people outrun their skills, enter too hot, panic, and tell the bike to commit suicide.
Apr 26th 2020, 08:59 AM   #12
 
  Jan 2016
  Renton

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675, 1975 Honda CB550K1
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Inadequate cornering skills is the numero uno cause of single vehicle fatals. Way too many people outrun their skills, enter too hot, panic, and tell the bike to commit suicide.
Ah, SINGLE vehicle, that's where I was thinking it was number 1.

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Apr 26th 2020, 09:12 AM   #13
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Quote:
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Inadequate cornering skills is the numero uno cause of single vehicle fatals. Way too many people outrun their skills, enter too hot, panic, and tell the bike to commit suicide.
Many people give up before the motorcycle is beyond its limits and just, crash.
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