Having ridden motorcycles of all shapes and sizes my entire life, I can testify that leaving a dent in the side of a car like the one pictured means you ain't walkin' away from the impact.
There's another name for motorcycle riders....organ donors.
Cool about being from Tampa Monk!
I grew up in Temple Terrace & went to Greco on Fowler, King on 56th & Sligh!
I too have a Harley & it’s articles like this & what I read on BayNews 9 site that at least once a week a motorcycle rider is killed by either their hand or a car not seeing them that make me just sell the bike & not become a statistic.
I was passed on the Florida turnpike by a couple of bikers on crotch rockets going 70 MPH on their back wheels. Insane.
When I was in the Navy, my ship made a port call to Port Canaveral.
We were there for 3 days and lost 2 sailors in separate motorcycle accidents.
Interesting. Somebody who wrote a song 45 years ago that became popular was involved in a car accident with a fatality.
Monk. I fully understand what you are saying and I will admit that there are those out there that drive just as fast as they can. But that is not always the case and I wish that people would not just assume that it was the motorcycles fault. In 1982, while I was in the Navy stationed in Va Bch, I got on my motorcycle and headed to a friends's house before my Thursday afternoon softball game against the officers. I was driving the speed limit when a car at a stop sign pulled out in front of me of which I ran into. Witnesses said I no time to do anything else. I pronounced dead at the scene and loaded into an ambulance and taken to Va Bch hospital. On the way, I sat up and have been up ever since. The driver sued me for damages to his car. Just before court started, the car driver walked up to me outside the courtroom and said to me, "I hate motorcycles and I hate their drivers more." An expert witness on motorcycle driving, who just happened to be a Va Bch Policeman, told the court that it was my fault that I hit him since there were not two sets of skid marks, one for the front and one for the rear. When I said I hadn't locked my front brakes so I DIDN'T FLIP OVER END TO END, he returned that my statement was absolutely false since the front brakes have less and 1/10th the braking power of the rear brakes. I lost the case and had to pay him $2000.00 in damages. I won my counter suit. I should not have had to file a counter suit. I was not even going to sue him.
Came southbound on the new section of i275 on Sat. evening. One flew by on the northbound side so loud it spooked both the wife and I.
 March 29, 2015 at 7:05pm
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 March 29, 2015 at 6:47pm
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 March 29, 2015 at 6:33pm
Nice find 70′s…
 March 29, 2015 at 6:15pm
This is good news for his family… and on Palm Sunday too.