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post #1 of 41 Old 04-25-2009, 02:19 PM
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Fatal bike crash pics from internet

Oh, SOME riders survived, so even walked away. But MOST died at the scene. Some of these are totally wild. Some are very distrurbing. Some are amazing that they would even happen. There is one set that is so disgusting and downright gross showing actual pics from a decapitated rider after he he the side of a semi truck at a very high speed. Before you veiw them, I warn you: do NOT be eating your lunch or you may regurtate it. The series of pics on the decapped guy actually show several body parts and internal organs, as well as chuncks of human flesh.

The only reason I'm posting this link to my own Photobucket folder of these shots is because I'm a firm believer in NOT running from cops, NOT going triple digits when other cars are around, don't ride intoxicated, and always wearing a helmet. Most of these were attached to newspaper or television stories with details of the crash. In 99% of the pictures, excessive speed was a factor, and more than half involved drugs or alchohol. ALL involved going too fast for conditions.

Check them out! There's a bike inside a car after a 155mph t-bone, and others. The good thing is that SOME riders lived. If you need a reason to slow down a bit or NEVER try to outrun cops, take a look. NOT for the weak or squeemish.

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I could've gone without seeing all those I looked at about the first 8 and that was enough for me...


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I know what ya mean. That's why I didn't just post them. I wanted viewers to be warned in advance they could be disturbing. I can't imagine how the cops or fire department/ambulance folks went through. The only good thing is that some of them walked away.

I've had a few really good friends killed on bikes, but it won't stop me from riding. One buddy was drunk and left a party with a friend on back of his bike, no helmets, 3 in the morning. Ran a stop sign at about 70 in a 25 zone. My buddy his head first into the roof line. His friend actually went through the car and came out the other side and only got a few minor injuries. My friend was on life support for about a week before he passed away. It was real hard on me back then. The only thing that kept me strong was the joy of my newborn daughter.

I only found and saved those pictures to show what can happen if we are not careful or we go a bit too fast for conditions, plus what can happen when you try to outrun LEO's. Helmets wouldn't do much in those cases.

One amazing pic is the one that says the rider was outrunning the cops at 100+ and hit that car head on. He slid and tumbled about 1000 feet down the road. They said he had severe road rash. Duh! But the site actually showed live dash cam videos of the bike speeding by being chased by another cop in the other direction. By the time the cop with the video got turned around the bike slammed into the car. Amazing lucky rider!

And the one where the guy tried to outrun the cops with his girlfriend on back of the Hyabusa is another one for the dumb riders file: both of them were only wearing t-shirts and shorts and no helmet. And both were drunk.

Okay, you get the point. Again, you have all been warned. If you can't bare to see what can happen to just about anyone on a bike in the wrong circumstances, it's best that you not click on the link.

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Well, Shiit happens.
I gotta agree with hbr it pisses me off to no end when people tell me about "a guy who was riding a _____" and _____ happened to him.

I know it's a dangerous sport. I know someone could snuff me out with a careless turn or merge. I know triple digit speeds aren't very smart.

I also know I can't live in fear.



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Two thoughts after seeing the one of the guy that had been wearing red gear and was ground into hamburger.
1. Thats one quick and painless way to die! We all will have to die someday.
2. Why do they call us organ donors! Those organs are not any good now.

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I don't spend my time looking at pics of car crashes, and I drive a cage. I'm not going to start looking at pics of bike crashes either.

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I don't spend my time looking at pics of car crashes, and I drive a cage. I'm not going to start looking at pics of bike crashes either.
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Maybe that's hariballs idea. To scare the rest of us out of motorcycling so he can have the whole two-wheeled world to himself.

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I don't spend my time looking at pics of car crashes, and I drive a cage. I'm not going to start looking at pics of bike crashes either.
Well, how thoughtful of you to stop by anyway! So glad you decided to click on a thread you had no interest in!

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[QUOTE=Lemonhead;303326] he can have the whole two-wheeled world to himself.QUOTE]

Oh yeah...

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Well, how thoughtful of you to stop by anyway! So glad you decided to click on a thread you had no interest in!

(It's okay, nobody is watching, you can admit YOU LOOKED!)
Being a mod I have to check out the threads to make sure everybody is playing nice. Nope, didn't look at the pics.

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Exclamation PICS DELETED, ALBUME DELETED, LINK DISABLED...

Out of respect for the friends and families of the victims of the crashes in the pictures, I've deleted the pics. I kept thinking how it didn't seem right posting the pics, even if it was only a link. I would be devestated if it were my friend or family member in a picture and I had to relive that moment again. So I owe friends and family of crash victims the same respect I would want. Hey, I already mentioned my close friends who lost their lives on bikes. And it would certainly tear me apart emotionally if someone were to plaster of picture of their crash scene into a forum. It's just not right to share other peoples' tragedies. Hey, I just lost my beloved mother 10 months ago, and my father 9 months ago. I'm still having a hard time dealing with their loss. I certainly wouldn't appreciate if someone posted a thread titled "Recent Obituraries of Someone's Parents" and I had happened to click on a pic of my mom's obit. I'd lose it emotionally all over again. I owe that same respect to whomever was related to the riders in the shots I saved from the internet. So, no pics anymore. You can always find them by scanning through page after page of google images like I did.

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You can always find them by scanning through page after page of google images like I did.
But why the hell would you want to?

We all know that motorcycling can be extremely dangerous and we all mourn together when we lose one of our own. As far as I'm concerned no one needs to have decapitated photos displayed on this forum under the guise of reminding us to ride safe and not outrun the cops. If you want to look at that kind of crap you can spend your time on any number of other websites devoted to death and disfigurement. No different than posting up porn IMO, and I even like porn, but it's not appropriate here either.

Rant over, just hadn't had a self righteous WT moment for several months.

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As far as I'm concerned no one needs to have decapitated photos displayed on this forum under the guise of reminding us to ride safe and not outrun the cops. If you want to look at that kind of crap you can spend your time on any number of other websites devoted to death and disfigurement.
+1! Nothing learned from their sad ending. RIP fallen motorcycle brethren!

Thanks for removing them!

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But why the hell would you want to?

We all know that motorcycling can be extremely dangerous and we all mourn together when we lose one of our own. As far as I'm concerned no one needs to have decapitated photos displayed on this forum under the guise of reminding us to ride safe and not outrun the cops. If you want to look at that kind of crap you can spend your time on any number of other websites devoted to death and disfigurement. No different than posting up porn IMO, and I even like porn, but it's not appropriate here either.

Rant over, just hadn't had a self righteous WT moment for several months.
i have seen pretty much every flavor of death there is...

i finally ran out of patience with several co-workers and their stories of their friend who had ____ happen to them riding a bike...
like the one guy "we had a guy worked here was riding his harley and a drunk driver hit him and f'd him up"

to which i asked "did he have a helmet and jacket and gloves and stuff on"...
"NO he was on a harley"...
me "then he was a f'ing idiot".....
them "no he was just riding"
me cutting them off "he wasnt smart enough to wear protective gear then he was a idiot"...
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"my _____ was riding and he went to fast around a curve and ran off the road and ______"..
me..."where is that curve i wanna go fast around it"...

and finally i went on a rant with them...(if you have paid attention to my usual way of talking/typing you would know a rant is something to behold"...

the jist of the rant was "more people were killed in cars today than have died on motorcycles in the last month... i am not afraid of death... i pity you and the other guys because you are trying to hide from death.... we all die... not everyone get to have fun living... the entire scene of your life was written before you were born you can hide like a bitch and cower in your cage.... you will not live 1 second longer.......


they leave me alone about it now... not a single comment in a month..



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I get so tired of the Monday morning reports of any motorcycle fatalaties from co-workers who don't ride. I don't tell them about every cage driver who perished. I found the best way to make them go away is to answer their "Did you hear about blah, blah, blah" with a "yep" while otherwise ignoring them. I guess they feel it is their civic duty to inform.

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Barton and Hondajim you guys have it easy my girl is a nurse in the ER so I get that stuff in extra hungry man helpings. It doesn`t help that 2 of her coworkers have lost a husband and a son in unfortunate accidents. Speed and lack of gear deciding factors in both. But a fiance doesn`t hear that part just the motorcycle part.
Hairball I am glad to see that you deleted your pics, that kind of stuff is always bad mojo in my opinion. I don`t care about the images I am pretty desensitized to death, meat is meat, its just bad karma.

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...its just bad karma.
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sounds like the...LIVE TO RIDE RIDE TO DIE ...WEBSITE... could not see your link but ill bet the pics are from that site....some amazing stuff there...i could of been one of them last year....it was one a million i walked away and worked the next day

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I'm sorry I ever started this thread. I forgot to mention that 9 out of 10 group rides I've been on from the local forum were ALL a bunch of sportbikes. EVERY time I've rode with sportbikes, they feel a need to "cruise" the highways at 80-90 and pass every group of 5 cars they come up on at triple digits. It got me to the point where I AVOID riding with other sportbikes. I was just wanting to get a point across that excessive speed (every chance you get) is not always a good idea. I don't have some morbid fascintation with bike crashes or anything. Hey, I hit triple digits all the time. But I do NOT run from the cops, and I do NOT do triple digits anywhere inside city limits or in populated arears, nor do I ever ride drunk (but can't say I didn't in the past!). Apparently several of you think I'm some sick freak for trying to convey a message. I'm not, believe me. I've lost too many riding friends to speeding on their bikes. So all of you can think I'm an idiot for my original post, but until you fully understand my true reasoning and meaning behind it, please go a bit easier on me.

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I don`t think your a sick freak, its just the mojo thing.
don`t get your hair net into a ball.
that just seemed like a good line, had to take it dude.

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Barton and Hondajim you guys have it easy my girl is a nurse in the ER so I get that stuff in extra hungry man helpings. It doesn`t help that 2 of her coworkers have lost a husband and a son in unfortunate accidents. Speed and lack of gear deciding factors in both. But a fiance doesn`t hear that part just the motorcycle part.
Hairball I am glad to see that you deleted your pics, that kind of stuff is always bad mojo in my opinion. I don`t care about the images I am pretty desensitized to death, meat is meat, its just bad karma.
I feel you on that one. My wife is a navy corpsman, and feels the need to tell me how many motorcycle accidents there were that day. I tell her the same thing. If she talks to the patients ask them if they were excessively speeding or not wearing all their gear.

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I feel you on that one. My wife is a navy corpsman, and feels the need to tell me how many motorcycle accidents there were that day. I tell her the same thing. If she talks to the patients ask them if they were excessively speeding or not wearing all their gear.
If removed all hospital bike injuries that involved speed, no-gear, alcohol, heavy-bikes, dusk-dawn-animals, NO-advanced-MSF practice, NO-Modulating-HeadLight, NO-Stebel-AirHorn, NO-deferred maintenance cases they'd only be talking about cage injuries.

Hairball don't have hard feeling, your intentions were good. But the pix we want to see are from your NorthWest rides!

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Hairball,

I'll admit i didn't read the entire thread, nor did I click on the photo link. I did want to let you know that what I saw of your original post gave me no reason to question your intent or motive.

You collected disturbing imagry in an attempt to support a well respected cause, safe biking. That being said, cheers bro! We all learn and find motivation in different ways. If I were are family member who lost a loved one in such a scenario I'd be happy to see their death being used in a positive manner, to motivate others to avoid the same. Would I want to view the pics myself? NO! I don't think that's the issue here as plenty of warning was given.

Everything in life has a context and that in which you displayed and discussed the pics was perfectly acceptable. It's unfortunate the more sensitive forum members didn't respect the tact and intent you brought to the issue.

When shopping for new gloves and pants I did search google images for "road rash". I got exactly what I was looking for.... justification for my expenditure and a lesson learned at someone else's expense. I've no doubt that at last some of those RIDERS pictured would like to know that.

All the talk of Karma is off base given the intenet and mindset of the post/collection.

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But the pix we want to see are from your NorthWest rides!
I actually got a chuckle out of some of your recent replies.

But hey, if you want more NW ride shots, I'm heading over today where I past a pair of bald eagles in a dead tree along yesterday's ride! We came around a bend and saw all these cars and bikes and people we thought there was a fresh accident but were amazed to see that every had pulled over to observe the 2 bald eagles! What makes it cool for ME is that they tree was one of those old dead ones with no leaves or pine needs to block the view, but rather an old empty one with only branches for them to perch. Another cool thing is how close they were to the road. And the last cool thing is how short the tree is (about 50-75 feet high, maybe 100), not some mile-high California Redwood! So this is going to make it super easy to get some good shots of them with my zoom lenses on the trusty Nikon. Getting super close to rare birds is cool. And apparently those eagles are there every day! I talked to a guy later in the day who said he goes by there every day on his way to work, and those 2 eagles are always there (as are all the gawkers).

So, rather than crash pictures, watch for bald eagle pics coming soon!

Hey, this was my coolest close-up of a bird. Too bad it was only a hawk!


And it's odd how not once in the 8 years since I shot these double-exposure pics I shot of fatal cage crashes and alcohol containers (to send a message) has anyone been bothered or offended by the pictures. In fact, my friend who owns and operates a driving school actually paid me for enlargements of all of them and others.





And nobody in a former bicycle forum I was in when I had my mountain bike addiction was bothered by this shot (which my local newspaper paid me for because I was the only one there with a camera)...


Apparently us motorcycle riders are a more sensitive group of people. Sorry.

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We rode over 200 miles yesterday, saw probably a hundred other bikers. I saw exactly one other besides us wearing full gear, by which I mean helmet, boots, gloves, riding jacket and pants. The one fully dressed rider was on a BMW 1150GS, a few sport bike riders at least had helmets and jackets. Virtually all the Harley and cruiser guys were wearing jeans and t-shirts with no helmet, several in shorts. It was a hot day, we sweat a little bit even in our mesh jackets and pants, but sure better to sweat and smell a little funky than undergo skin grafts huh?

On our way back into town we were on a straight two lane stretch of Hwy 135, I was cruising along about 65mph in a 55 zone with Gin behind me, out of nowhere a sportbike passed us like we were standing still. Scared the crap out of me because I didn't seem him coming in my mirrors, passed us in a no passing zone with a car coming the other direction, had his girl on the back, both in tshirts, jeans and sneakers, no helmets. Had to be going well over 100mph, I watched him weave around cars until they disappeared in the distance, I told Ginger later that I had hoped I wouldn't find them laying by the side of the road. I would have stopped to help but if he would have still been alive I would have told him he was a f'ing idiot because I was pissed!

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And yes, I'm sensitive.
Sounds like you had an experience like most of mine!

And I, too am sensitive. That comment was mostly in fun. None of us like to see our fellowman injured or worse, even if they did deserve what they got. My buddy has just the opposite opinion. He said anytime a bike runs from the cops and crashes, even if he is fataly injured, the rider deserved what he got because it all could have been avoided if he had just pulled over. (No, he never rides more than a mini-bike or moped around his front lawn.) He made his comments after I showed him this video from youtube...

www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv8Dz27qepY

(It does NOT show the impact nor the rider. It's rated G.)

But it's one of the many reasons I am so totally against cops chasing bikes, and the reason so many don't do it anymore!

And this 9-second video will make someone think twice about running from the cops, even in a pickup truck!
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Yes, I'm totally against cops chasing anyone, in cars or bikes. And NO the runner never deserves the potential outcome. If it takes a few gorey pictures or videos to get the message across, then so be it. If even ONE rider's life is saved after seeing what happens to others who show a disregard for their own safety and/or the safety of others learns a lesson and slows down a bit, then the pics or vids would have done their job. What did I major in when I was in college? Law Enforcement and Police Patrol Procedures. Changed my mind later.

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I myself am not sensitive, I wasn`t confused by your intentions either, I just don`t think pics of dead Americans need to be on the internet, who cares about banged up vehicles? nobody. Thats all I got keep it real.

p.s. it looks like Budweiser needs new drivers.

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I never got a chance to see the pics, but being a part of my squadron motorcycle club I sometimes help the club pres find pics and videos for our squadron safety meetings. I have always viewed the pics as a reminder to stay as safe as possible on the roads. Yeah, sometimes I am guilty of a few wheelies in an alley or empty parking lot, but there are better places for all things.

As far as the youtube video about the bike pursuit....I think police shold follow only to a point. It looks like he was coming from the other direction. IMHO they should have had a road block set up. Forcing him into the dirt would have had a much greater possibility of not leading to a fatal accident. I do believe the cops were wrong in this case because from the info they were only a couple of speeders. Any major felony offenses worth the pursuit that they gave; murder, drugs, theft....?

Great pic of that hawk. Can't wait to see the ones of the eagles. Those double-exposure pics are very well done. I haven't seen any like that, and the navy always looks for the most modern pics for the anti-drunk driving campaign.

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Thought about it some more while mowing the grass, my beef isn`t with PSAs like this, it seems like you run into alot of this stuff that has no purpose,thats where I have an issue. But like I already said I knew your intentions were good from the get go. There nuff said.

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