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Old 02-14-2015, 05:20 AM   #41
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"The kid had 13 years of experience, and he was wearing pricey gear."

At best the kid had 2 years street experience...
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Old 02-14-2015, 12:15 PM   #42
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How much do you have to haul to make a wheel scatter into a bunch of tiny pieces like that? Are they really that fragile?
My buddy hit a rock wall in the Hill Country doing about 25-30 mph; his front wheel exploded and broke the frame at the steering neck.

A lot of force involved hitting a basically stopped object at 55+.
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Old 02-14-2015, 04:42 PM   #43
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Argh, the reporter in that story... It's like she couldn't care less about the girlfriend or the family. At one point she's checking her phone?!
Uh, she's reading the script she had written
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sad story..RIP
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:37 AM   #45
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He was NOT speeding when he was hit by the car. Just because he was riding a motorcycle doesn't mean he was speeding.
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Old 09-10-2015, 11:59 AM   #46
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He was NOT speeding when he was hit by the car. Just because he was riding a motorcycle doesn't mean he was speeding.
Hard to say either way. Regardless, RIP. I didnt know him personally but one of my best friends was very close to him. Sad, he had just posted the bike for sale. His last post on Instagram was a 'for sale' post for the FZ
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Old 09-10-2015, 12:19 PM   #47
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Unless a car can swing from side to side, the motorcycle hit the car. Because the car was damaged severally on the RF tire area vs ft/back

Nonetheless, that doesn't mean the rider was at fault. Most likely cat pulled out in ft of bike


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He was NOT speeding when he was hit by the car. Just because he was riding a motorcycle doesn't mean he was speeding.
No, he hit the car... that has nothing to do with fault.

As for speed, you have a copy of the police report?
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Very sad. RIP and prayers for the family.

And for the rest of us - an oncoming car turning left in front of a motorcycle, is the most common type of fatal accident at an intersection. The problem is --- just how slow would the motorcycle have to be going, in order to either stop, or avoid the car that suddenly turns in front of you? I would think probably half the 55 speed limit. It would help a little bit if there are several lanes, to be in the far right lane, but that may not be an option.

The FZ1 is not a slow bike. Don't ask me how I know.
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Of course I do.....I'm his mother.
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Of course I do.....I'm his mother.
Prayers to you and your family. Everyone misses Trent. Iv heard nothing but great things about him.
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Thank you....he was a great kid and he definitely made an impact on every one he came in contact with. I miss him more and more everyday.
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Of course I do.....I'm his mother.
My condolences to you and to all his friends and the rest of your family.
speed and please don't pay attention to the Trolls...
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:45 PM   #54
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Sorry for your loss.

None of us have the facts you do and as a rider I am first to blame the rider to give myself a reason it won't be me when it very well could be. For these reasons, I wouldn't read this thread anymore or other threads like it if I were you.

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Of course I do.....I'm his mother.
Just asked in order to attempt to determine fact from fiction.

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And for the rest of us - an oncoming car turning left in front of a motorcycle, is the most common type of fatal accident at an intersection. The problem is --- just how slow would the motorcycle have to be going, in order to either stop, or avoid the car that suddenly turns in front of you? I would think probably half the 55 speed limit. It would help a little bit if there are several lanes, to be in the far right lane, but that may not be an option.

The FZ1 is not a slow bike. Don't ask me how I know.
Too big/messy a can of worms to even touch, too many darn variables.
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RIP and condolences to the family.

Speed doesn't look like it would have been a factor at 55 or 85mph. By hitting the front corner of the vehicle, the bike would have been too close to miss hitting the car. Either the car didn't see him at all and started turning or the car saw him late after starting the turn and stopped. The time difference to avoid something that close would be irrelevant between 55 and 85. It just goes to remind all of us to always try to have an escape route. Even then sometimes it's not enough. Ride safe out there.
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I shouldn't have been reading any of this stuff in the first place. I guess I'm just trying to hang on to him any way possible. 😢
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I shouldn't have been reading any of this stuff in the first place. I guess I'm just trying to hang on to him any way possible. ��
I lived to tell about my accident. I hope when I am gone, that memory stays with the people I touched. I know seeing these post hurts for the survivors. But all we can hope is that it saves just one person from inflicting the pain on another family. Be proud of your son for all he was able to do before his passing. A lot of us are numb to the point of losing riders as we see it daily. We all know we ride like idiots from time to time and sometimes we are minding our business. It only takes one accident, bad move, etc. and lives can be lost. We can all go at any moment. Life changes in a fraction of a second. If you want to know more about my story, go to www.bdmpastx.com and read all about it.

My 10 year anniversary post also has some things in it showing how tough life can be.
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=311341

Perhaps it can help with some perspective. Just like the trauma of losing your son, I feel that heartache in losing my ability to walk, run, pee, jump, ride a motorcycle etc. But we can still continue to live and never forget what we have been through.
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I shouldn't have been reading any of this stuff in the first place. I guess I'm just trying to hang on to him any way possible. ��
Sorry for your loss. I wouldn't recommend reading into this thread much, most accidents posted here get dissected and everybody tries to form their own theory of what took place without all the details, and without any filters. He was so young at 17. I'm 26 and just got my first motorcycle. I know my mom would be beside herself if something happened to me. I did manage to drop the bike last weekend though lol, I learned that getting on the gas too early during a turn can be an issue. Will there be a memorial ride for this guy? I'd definitely like to be there..

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