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Old 02-19-2009, 12:40 AM   #1
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Multiple Riders Down - Beltway 8 N

Did anyone happen to see the debris field on Beltway 8 / Imperial Blvd tonight?

3 Bikes down, 1 seriously injured.

I was on scene. Group of Sport bikes swarmed around me. Immediately I got pelted with what I thought was gravel on my helmet and windscreen. Next thing I saw was a fishtailing light ahead. Then sparks.

The aftermath... well, I will detail more later, but the guy in the picture was seriously hurt. I hope the absolute best for him. Out of about 7 or 8 bikes however, only 2 others remained at the crash scene. I found this very strange.

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Old 02-19-2009, 12:46 AM   #2
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Old 02-19-2009, 12:49 AM   #3
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Notice how the tennis shoe came off. Hope this guy is ok.

What time did this happen?
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Notice how the tennis shoe came off. Hope this guy is ok.

What time did this happen?
Yeah... I ran over his shoe ironically coming through the debris field. Crash occurred approx 10:20 PM Wednesday night.
We eventually had the entire eastbound side of Beltway shutdown as soon as police and EMT's began to organize. Later on, after EMT's cut his jacket off, his arm (bicep) was missing an entire chuck of meat. His jacket was leather... dont know what would have caused that.

His jeans were shredded. Significant road rash on toes, feet, leg, thigh, knees. His helmet saved his life that I am certain of. Speeds.... well in was in excess of 120. He is lucky to have made it. Seeing this unfold before my eyes will unfortunately stay with me for a LONG time to come. Some good, and some bad things as a result, but it will make me a more cautious (slower) rider. That I am certain.
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Notice how the tennis shoe came off. Hope this guy is ok.

What time did this happen?
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I hear of alot of wrecks happening on Weds and Sundays....

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Yeah... I ran over his shoe ironically coming through the debris field. Crash occurred approx 10:20 PM Wednesday night.
We eventually had the entire eastbound side of Beltway shutdown as soon as police and EMT's began to organize. Later on, after EMT's cut his jacket off, his arm (bicep) was missing an entire chuck of meat. His jacket was leather... dont know what would have caused that.

His jeans were shredded. Significant road rash on toes, feet, leg, thigh, knees. His helmet saved his life that I am certain of. Speeds.... well in was in excess of 120. He is lucky to have made it. Seeing this unfold before my eyes will unfortunately stay with me for a LONG time to come. Some good, and some bad things as a result, but it will make me a more cautious (slower) rider. That I am certain.
Were you riding too?
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Were you riding too?
I wasnt with the group no. But I was on my bike.

I saw them coming from my mirrors.... they swarmed around me filtering though traffic. I admit, I clicked down one and rolled on as they passed, but it happened right in front of me. Strange thing was.... I wasnt a part of this group, and yet there were at least another 5 bikes that split before the police arrived. I was the one talking to this guy, asking his name, trying to keep him calm. He was going into shock... but thankfully an off-Duty EMT arrived before the ambulance to take over. I was just trying to keep him still and not move. *Besides getting a quick photo. I would want someone to grab a camera if it were me. Make sure Im ok first... then snap away.
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Was the guy in the white jacket riding a ducati?
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Was the guy in the white jacket riding a ducati?
Dont recall a duc on scene.

ICON jacket is correct.
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tennis shoes are the first to go in a bike wreck.
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I wasnt with the group no. But I was on my bike.

I saw them coming from my mirrors.... they swarmed around me filtering though traffic. I admit, I clicked down one and rolled on as they passed, but it happened right in front of me. Strange thing was.... I wasnt a part of this group, and yet there were at least another 5 bikes that split before the police arrived. I was the one talking to this guy, asking his name, trying to keep him calm. He was going into shock... but thankfully an off-Duty EMT arrived before the ambulance to take over. I was just trying to keep him still and not move. *Besides getting a quick photo. I would want someone to grab a camera if it were me. Make sure Im ok first... then snap away.
Did you actually see what happened?
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I wasnt with the group no. But I was on my bike.

Strange thing was.... I wasnt a part of this group, and yet there were at least another 5 bikes that split before the police arrived. I was the one talking to this guy, asking his name, trying to keep him calm. He was going into shock... I was just trying to keep him still and not move. *Besides getting a quick photo.

Its hard to find "friends" like that these days...
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But for real that was very very honorable of you to stay and help
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I was on 59S about at about 10:10 tonight and I'd bet it was them who passed me on both sides doing 120+. I remember wondering if they'd live through it.
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Did you actually see what happened?
I honestly did not see what exactly what happened. I speculate (Scientific Wild Guess) that his hole in traffic closed up on him, and he had too much brake.

I did see fishtailing... small, very fast fluttering side to side... only to grow quickly into a tank slapper. Once I saw sparks.... I was checking my 6, and all around me of where I was to go. I have ABS on my scoot, its not my braking power that scares me... its everyone behind me. He did kiss the concrete wall and bounced off. That was witnessed by others as well.
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edit- nvm just re-read.

wow hope this guy is ok. not too smart to be doing 120 in mild traffic.

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Was the group somewhat large?
Thats relative init?

I'd say about 8 bikes I suppose. Thats also a SWAG
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Thats relative init?

I'd say about 8 bikes I suppose. Thats also a SWAG
well I had asked cause I thought it may have been a group of bikes that my buddy was with, but negative on that.
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tennis shoes are the first to go in a bike wreck.
EXACTLY! WEAR BOOTS PEOPLE!! Not saying they will save your life, but even in the smallest accidents they go a long way. . . I wear mine EVERYTIME I ride (unless I'm riding in the neighborhood warming up my chain for lube )

Anyways, what happened was unfortunate. I'm really curious what caused the injury on his arm. I wish the rider the best Were not all perfect but lets try to be safe out there people. .
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