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Jul 12th 2018, 05:48 AM   #1
 
  Jan 2016
  Lynnwood WA

  2007 Yamaha FZ6, 2008 Aprilia Tuono & 2009 Yamaha WR250R
Two riders killed

They say speed was involved, but barely mentioned the fact that the automobile apparently took a left turn in front of the riders. Would love to know all the facts before passing judgement, but no matter who was at fault, two riders lost their lives. Be careful out there gang.....

https://q13fox.com/2018/07/11/2-peop...e-patrol-says/
Jul 12th 2018, 06:56 AM   #2
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  Jun 2016
  Kirkland, WA

  2011 Triumph Daytona 675
Man that's horrible to hear, RIP

I hate the "Witnesses said the motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed just prior to the crash" a sport bike with a loud exhaust going 5 over general rate of traffic people instantly think they are going 100 mph. I wonder what kind of gear the riders had on. Probably doesn't matter as one was ejected and hit by another car.
Jul 12th 2018, 04:18 PM   #3
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  Jan 2016
  Kirkland

  2009 V-Star 1100 Custom
The first rider hit the SUV with enough force to spin it around. That takes a significant amount of kinetic energy. Since the bike doesn't weigh a lot compared to the SUV, that means most of that energy came from speed. Physics says that they were going more than 5 over the legal limit.

Sorry that people died and cause their families grief.
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Jul 12th 2018, 05:18 PM   #4
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  Jan 2016
  Washington County

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Another thing to consider is that one of the most difficult things for drivers and riders to recognize is speed of vehicles approaching head on. That is part of the reason, smart or not, that people will often turn left in front of oncoming traffic. Higher speed of oncoming traffic in a neighborhood where the turning vehicle is used to the "usual" pace could also have been a contributor. Enough blame (and sorrow) to go around.
Jul 12th 2018, 07:40 PM   #5
 
  Jan 2016
  Lynnwood WA

  2007 Yamaha FZ6, 2008 Aprilia Tuono & 2009 Yamaha WR250R
There was a third rider who avoided hitting the vehicle. I read in one article he slowed down and in another he "barely" avoided hitting it. Perhaps he was more aware of his surroundings and saw it sooner, perhaps he just anticipated and was prepared for the worse case scenario. Perhaps he was just fucking lucky. Still a horrible shame and loss of life....
Jul 13th 2018, 05:32 AM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
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Originally Posted by 2nd Childhood
They say speed was involved, but barely mentioned the fact that the automobile apparently took a left turn in front of the riders. Would love to know all the facts before passing judgement, but no matter who was at fault, two riders lost their lives. Be careful out there gang.....

https://q13fox.com/2018/07/11/2-peop...e-patrol-says/
speed is always involved.... if they were stationary at home that wouldnt have happen........ some of us life to have a life tho
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Jul 13th 2018, 07:38 AM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle ,Wa

  Burgman 400, TW200, Boulevard M50, 2018 Indian Scout 1131, 2018 Indian Chieftain Classic
I work with a painter who's friend lives right by the accident....he said they where "Flying"

R.I.P Ryderz

Edited by Suzuki Stevo on Jul 13th 2018 at 03:25 PM
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