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Old 12-22-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Rider Down - Angleton 12.21.2007

By John Lowman
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Published December 21, 2007

ANGLETON — A West Columbia man was injured Wednesday morning when the motorcycle he was riding struck a guardrail at the CR 220 exit ramp from Highway 288.

Timothy Trahan, 26, of West Columbia was riding a 2007 Honda CBR south on Highway 288 at about 7:30 a.m. and failed to navigate the exit ramp, Angleton Police Sgt. Quenton Rush said.

“He did not make the turn and hit the guardrail,” Rush said.

Trahan was thrown from the bike and came to rest between 50 and 75 feet from the vehicle, Angleton Police Officer Robert Latour said.

“When he hit the guardrail, it ripped his helmet off,” Latour said.

Trahan was taken by ambulance to Angleton Danbury Medical Center then transferred by medical helicopter to Memorial Hermann Hospital in Houston.

He was in stable condition in the critical care unit Thursday, a hospital spokeswoman said.

Speed might have been a factor in the crash, but no citations were issued. Alcohol was not a factor and road conditions were dry at the time of the crash, Latour said.

The ramp was closed for more than an hour as crews cleaned up debris.
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:09 PM   #2
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Imagine if he wasn't wearing a helmet!

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Old 12-22-2007, 09:12 PM   #3
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Old 12-22-2007, 09:13 PM   #4
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come on guys.. just cuz they go fast dont mean you gotta ride em that fast on the streets... dont ruin some families christmas with a wreck... be safe. that is all...

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Old 12-22-2007, 09:18 PM   #5
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how can a helmet come off I dont under stand that part I have seen alot of ppl that dont like to strap them in, Hope hes going to be okay
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yet proof again on why a helmet is a MUST
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:12 PM   #7
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that sucks... i wonder what kind of helmet it was? I am pretty sure it wasnt secured corrected. There has been plenty of crashes with guys going 60+ and they never came off (Motogp). I check to see if he had a myspace but didnt come up with anything.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:16 PM   #8
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how can a helmet come off I dont under stand that part I have seen alot of ppl that dont like to strap them in, Hope hes going to be okay
They come off if they aren't properly fastenedor if they are too loose.

I witnessed a fatal accident a few years ago and when one of the guys I was riding with hit a guardrail... head injuries weren't the cause of his death, but I assume his helmet came off due to the force impact and inertia.
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Old 12-22-2007, 10:36 PM   #9
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