Ouch ouch ouch ouch

Discussion in 'Australian Motorcycles' started by Kevin Gleeson, Jul 16, 2004.

  1. Kevin Gleeson, Jul 16, 2004
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  2. Kevin Gleeson

    BMWR1100Smee Guest

    *shudder*
    Imagine if that victim was on a bike rather than in a car.
    Then again I dont wanna imagine it!
     
    BMWR1100Smee, Jul 16, 2004
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  3. Imagine if that victim was on a bike rather than in a car.
    I think the REAL victim was the pedestrian!!! Bugger me!!! It's enough to
    send chills down your spine!
     
    James Mayfield, Jul 16, 2004
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  4. Where was it? US?
     
    James Mayfield, Jul 16, 2004
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  5. Kevin Gleeson

    Deevo Guest

    Deevo, Jul 16, 2004
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  6. Kevin Gleeson

    BMWR1100Smee Guest

    yer didnt see the pedestrian before


     
    BMWR1100Smee, Jul 16, 2004
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  7. Fucking hell - he's one lucky dude then, I assumed he was a pancake.

    That whole video is just wrong wrong wrong

    Kevin Gleeson
    Imagine It
    West Hobart
    Tasmania Australia
    www.imagine-it.com.au
     
    Kevin Gleeson, Jul 16, 2004
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  8. Not that it's a justification or anything but the guy who got hit was
    You must have better eyes than i have!!!
     
    James Mayfield, Jul 16, 2004
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  9. Kevin Gleeson

    smack Guest

    hey Kev, come on over and fix my goddam network will you? theres a BOAGS in it for you
     
    smack, Jul 16, 2004
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  10. In aus.motorcycles on Sat, 17 Jul 2004 00:22:52 +1000
    Don't need better eyes. If the bod coming from the right had a green
    light, the ped walking across that path isn't going to have a green too.

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 16, 2004
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  11. Don't need better eyes. If the bod coming from the right had a green
    True. Eitherway, he is one unlucky dude.
     
    James Mayfield, Jul 17, 2004
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  12. In aus.motorcycles on Sat, 17 Jul 2004 09:12:19 +1000
    Yeah. He was almost at the kerb. a couple of seconds either way and
    he'd have been OK.

    I've seen someone go straight on a green left arrow - arrow comes on,
    driver reacts to combination of yellow on the cross light they were
    watching and flash of green, drives their 4WD into intersection, car
    comes over crest to green light their way (green arrow was for left turn
    into their side of the intersection) and t-bones the 4WD. Similar thing
    except the 4WD is hit dead on, not at an angle (I think that's important)
    and has enough mass that the lighter car doesn't push it a hell of a way.
    both cannoned into a car sitting at the lights though. And a ped crossing
    *would* have had a green or flashing red.

    But had the errant car been light, and the oncoming car the 4WD, or had
    there been more of an angle involved, I think it would have been a lot
    worse.

    Like that clip, it all happened very very fast.

    ONe of my nightmares that, sitting at the lights and a high speed
    intersection crash in front of me with nowhere to go and no real time to
    react as cars spin across the intersection....

    Looking for red light runners when the light has just changed is one
    thing, looking for them when your side's been green for ages, that's
    quite another!

    Zebee
     
    Zebee Johnstone, Jul 17, 2004
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  13. Strangely enough - I'm just about to get on the bike and head over to
    Rifle Range Rd to mate's place ...

    Cheers

    Kevin Gleeson
    Imagine It
    West Hobart
    Tasmania Australia
    www.imagine-it.com.au
     
    Kevin Gleeson, Jul 17, 2004
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  14. Kevin Gleeson

    smack Guest

    so, mid afternoon then?

     
    smack, Jul 17, 2004
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  15. I was in an accident similar to this about 9 months ago.

    I was stopped at the lights, a car ran the red, travelling in the opposite
    direction to my facing, and was clipped by a car that had the green.

    The car that ran the read careered straight into the side of my car at a
    fair rate of knots (enough to do $10000 damage!).

    Prior to slamming into my car, it had careered through a pedestrian
    crossing, which the lights were green for. On the previous light change,
    about 20 people had gone across the crossing, including a number of small
    children. Luckily no-one was there this time. It still sent a BIG chill down
    my spine though.
     
    James Mayfield, Jul 17, 2004
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  16. Deevo said....

    Well, here in Victoria, it doesn't matter what they other guy was doing
    wrong, but if you were speeding, then you're to blame...
     
    Martin Taylor, Jul 17, 2004
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  17. Kevin said....
    I glad then, that I don't have that sort of luck. I'd rather win
    tattslotto or something...
     
    Martin Taylor, Jul 17, 2004
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  18. smack said....
    You're obviously not serious then, about wanting Kev to help you.

    Try offering him a Cascade Premium....
     
    Martin Taylor, Jul 17, 2004
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  19. Back home again, once I left there it was too frigging cold, didn't
    take wet weather gear with me either, so wuz just intent on getting
    back here ....


    Kevin Gleeson
    Imagine It
    West Hobart
    Tasmania Australia
    www.imagine-it.com.au
     
    Kevin Gleeson, Jul 17, 2004
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  20. Kevin Gleeson

    SmeeR1100s Guest


    Boags is the good drop
    Cascade tastes like cat's piss.
     
    SmeeR1100s, Jul 17, 2004
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