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4.10.2008

A Little Too Close To Home

BREAKING NEWS - MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT - A Wise County Man was killed . . . (Update) A faithful reader reports: "Elderly lady in car is OK physically, but very shook up."

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Scarry...After I checked to make sure this wasnt a few of my friends that just bought new bikes. Anyone know who this was?

Anonymous said...

Another "faithful" reader?

Wow.

Who?

Anonymous said...

does anyone know what happened

Anonymous said...

I drove by as they were putting the sheet over him in the middle of the intersection of FM51 and FM2123.

Unsure as to which person hit who but the motorcycle was in the middle of the intersection.

Anonymous said...

It amazes me that people are more interested in what happened than how his family will be provided for. We are indeed a bored society.

Anonymous said...

As far as I can see, you get on a motorcycle without a helmet then you had better have your will up to date and life insurance in place. Hopefully, he has both so our society does not have to worry about how his family will be taken care of. We can instead pray for their healing hearts for the next 2 years.

Anonymous said...

When I was a teenager (16) and learning to ride a motorcycle to get back and forth to work, my dad told me that I always had to wear a helmet ,gloves and something to cover my legs. When you fall on a motorcycle your hands and head will hit the ground. I just don't understand why people don't wear helmets at least.

Anonymous said...

I remember when it was being debated in the motorcycle magazines about mandatory helmet laws (I know wearing helmets isn't mandatory in Texas). One major magazine had people from all walks of life on its staff (from ex-Hell's Angels dudes to prim and proper ladies), and after ALL the discussion was over, they had ONE thing in common--they ALL wore helmets, regardless of their views on mandatory helmet laws. If the "professionals" (so to speak) think they're necessary, I think that "says it all".

Anonymous said...

10:48, one of the ways a man provides for his family is by not engaging repeatedly in activities that are clearly very, very risky.

Anonymous said...

7:56 AM as you speak without knowing a thing about the individual. Every day we take risks, and while in your opinion riding a motorcycle is a risk, but others may work in a risky situation. I guess a firefighter, policeperson, construction worker, or some other risky profession does not provide good enough in your opinion. I drive an SUV, well those are at risk for a rollover, so I obviously am not providing as you seek fit.

My point, risk is inherent, and while the guy should have worn a helmet it does not mean the guy was not a fit provider (as you did not directly state, but implied).

spiritrider said...

the risk taht is talked about here is people not paying attention while they operate their cars. this man would still be alive had the old lady not of violated his right of way.
as far as wearing helments goes motorcyclist would wear them if they would preventive bad driving but they dont. secondaly helment makers void your warnty if the helment is droped from your hands at a distance of 2 feet or more so why should we put our trust in helments when the makers dont trust them. oh yeah a helment is only made to withstand a 30 mile an hour crash by DOT standards well on most alll major roads in wise county and texasd the speedlimit is over twice that. the simple soultion to preventing things like this from happening is to LOOK TWICE SAVE A LIFE BECAUSE MOTORCYCLES ARE EVERYWHERE. remember if you see me on my motorcycle than you will see the car truck semi or kid on his bicycle. so for all of our sakes please drive safe and look twice at all intersections

Anonymous said...

4:24 - you really think it's OK NOT to wear a helmet? I guess I can think of lots of reasons to speed, run stop signs, fail to yield etc. but a helmet protects some of the time, even if it's not all of the time.

True - we should be cautious drivers, but I wear my seatbelt because I know it could (notice I said could) save my life. If I rode a bike, I'd wear a helmet, too, because it could save my life.

Pray for this family and all those involved.