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Old 12-09-2013, 02:32 AM   #1
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My first wreck.

A few months late but here goes, its been awhile since I've been on Motohouston. (note, this is basically a rant, if you were looking for pictures, go straight to the bottom!)

My first group Sunday ride with you guys was a horrible experience, it wasn't because of anything that happened to me but I lost one of my best friends later that day. (Some of you guys know him as Prolif1k on the forums)

Ever since April I rode more often and kept pushing the envelope (maybe because I felt closer to him that way, he went out doing what he enjoyed most) and surprisingly my first wrecked occurred less than 5 minutes out of my neighborhood on West Bellfort, heading towards Dairy Ashford.

The scenario plays out like this:

I'm plugged into my BT-headphones jamming to Zedd, maybe going 35-40MPH, when I see the big dip in the ground. I do what any rationale rider/cager would do and slow down. As I'm going over the dip in the road, I see a car in my lower right hand side as well as SUV in the median on my left, waiting to turn. My assumption was he wasn't going to cut in front of me and if he does, he'll have enough sense to speed up and through the intersection because both of our lanes are occupied, right?

WRONG, he pulls in front of my bike and this is the aftermath. I'm guessing I was going 5-10 MPH when I collided with his vehicle.

Bike is laying sideways because it struck the SUV and I flew over the handle bars.
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Truck not involved in accident, traffic just trying to squeeze through.
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Sad sight :{
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HPD/HFD on scene, funny I met one of my old volunteer buddies on that fire engine. (used to work at CVFD)
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So after I flipped over and somehow got one of my feet stuck under the bike, I'm able to get up from the ground and walk away with a bruised left shin + a super pained lower back. I seriously think my friend was watching over me, carefully, that day. I was able to get money from the bike and are now in the process of getting me a '07 Yamaha r6. I'm definitely going to miss my projector/HID output.

Some crazy facts to add, my friend Mark wrecked and passed away nearly a month after his birthday. I get into my first wreck the week after my birthday.

Thanks for reading and ride safe out there!!
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:36 AM   #2
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A few months late but here goes, its been awhile since I've been on Motohouston. (note, this is basically a rant, if you were looking for pictures, go straight to the bottom!)

My first group Sunday ride with you guys was a horrible experience, it wasn't because of anything that happened to me but I lost one of my best friends later that day. (Some of you guys know him as Prolif1k on the forums)

Ever since April I rode more often and kept pushing the envelope (maybe because I felt closer to him that way, he went out doing what he enjoyed most) and surprisingly my first wrecked occurred less than 5 minutes out of my neighborhood on West Bellfort, heading towards Dairy Ashford.

The scenario plays out like this:

I'm plugged into my BT-headphones jamming to Zedd, maybe going 35-40MPH, when I see the big dip in the ground. I do what any rationale rider/cager would do and slow down. As I'm going over the dip in the road, I see a car in my lower right hand side as well as SUV in the median on my left, waiting to turn. My assumption was he wasn't going to cut in front of me and if he does, he'll have enough sense to speed up and through the intersection because both of our lanes are occupied, right?

WRONG, he pulls in front of my bike and this is the aftermath. I'm guessing I was going 5-10 MPH when I collided with his vehicle.

Bike is laying sideways because it struck the SUV and I flew over the handle bars.
1385962 10101332272442516 1089456120 n zps08510830

Truck not involved in accident, traffic just trying to squeeze through.
1391789 10101332271848706 790839034 n1 zps8d34868b

Sad sight :{
1381398 10101332271464476 1487984568 n zps193a1c3e

HPD/HFD on scene, funny I met one of my old volunteer buddies on that fire engine. (used to work at CVFD)
1391731 10101332272981436 180673511 n zps1e730bb9


So after I flipped over and somehow got one of my feet stuck under the bike, I'm able to get up from the ground and walk away with a bruised left shin + a super pained lower back. I seriously think my friend was watching over me, carefully, that day. I was able to get money from the bike and are now in the process of getting me a '07 Yamaha r6. I'm definitely going to miss my projector/HID output.

Some crazy facts to add, my friend Mark wrecked and passed away nearly a month after his birthday. I get into my first wreck the week after my birthday.

Thanks for reading and ride safe out there!!
Glad you are ok. Accidents happen everywhere and it's getting worse. Glad you had an angel that day. People pull out in front of me all the time, but luckily I have left enough room to correct my path. I must have many spirits looking out for me. I hope they never leave.
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:39 AM   #3
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Ps. You were going a little bit faster to cause that dent, and push the inside panel off. Lol.
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Old 12-09-2013, 04:07 AM   #4
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Ps. You were going a little bit faster to cause that dent, and push the inside panel off. Lol.
Thats just GM quality thats all.
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:53 AM   #5
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:11 AM   #6
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Ps. You were going a little bit faster to cause that dent, and push the inside panel off. Lol.

Looks like side airbag went off in the SUV.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:12 AM   #7
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #8
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Can't trust drivers. I avoid city streets and intersections as much as possible. Glad you're ok
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:00 AM   #10
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man, Glad you are OK.

Never fails, idiots will pull out in front of a bike in a second. Had a couple of close calls with that myself since moving to Houston.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:41 AM   #11
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #12
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The SUV was awarded blame correct?

Also did he get a ticket for failure to yield? Or any other violation of traffic law?
(just out of curiousity, though i already have a pretty good suspicion of what transpired)
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:12 PM   #13
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So who was at fault by the police/.?
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Old 12-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #14
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To me, the SUV was clearly at fault, but it doesn't really matter who was at fault. Drivers ARE going to make mistakes in judgement and pull in front of you; be talking on cell phones and not paying attention; have poor skills, be mentally distracted, etc., etc.

Never a s sume that a driver is going to do the right thing. Ride as if you are invisible. We must have a plan ahead of time for what to do when a driver makes an error, and have an escape route ready, or preventive actions ready. Leave a great amount of space around you at all times. It takes a tremendous amount of fore-thought, experience, and study to ride a motorcycle safely. Learn as much as possible. I have read numerous books, and spent countless hours analyzing what might go wrong and how to handle it, and I am still very vulnerable. Let's all work very hard at safe riding.
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