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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 10:21 #635776

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Well I had a very close call Saturday.
I was leaving my home at 2pm on a perfect sunny day. My road has thick woods on one side and houses on the other side along the lake. Knowing of the limited sight distances caused by the heavy vegetation I was going 10 mph hugging the bushes in a right turn. At the mid point of the turn I came face to face with a small red pickup truck that was also hugging the tree line. With zero time to do anything fancy I locked up the brakes and forced the bike down on its right side to present the bike instead of my body to the impact. This worked and I only bearly contacted the trucks LR tire as it swerved back onto the other side of the road.
Well Now Im laying on the ground with my right side pounding in pain from my crushed right foot, Bruised knee, Ribs and Right arm..I shut off the bike and Check myself over and see all important parts are still attached and climb up to see Im all alone !!! The trucks gone !! Left me for dead !!
Afew people began to show up and call 911 and are talking to me for a bout 4 minutes when this young red head shows up and says she is sorry for being on my side of the road so she could make a sweeping turn into her driveway. So Now I see she was parked only 40 feet from the scene and chose to park, and go in her house and NOT call 911 before coming outside when she sees a crowd gathering. I told her to back away from me and that the police are on their way as Im to mad and in to much pain to deal with her.
Well a few more minutes go by and Im so distracted I don't notice she now has left the accident and left and gone back to work a few miles from where Im at !!!
This became apparent when My buddy the local police sargent shows up and checks for her at her house and finds out she split !!!
WELL now Im mad and had to go to the hospital So today and Monday I will find out what the police are doing with her.
I know I plan on going after her thru the courts as IM more crippled up than before and can barely walk or breate
The only real good news for all you KZ fans is I was on my Harley and not my Turbo KZ

BE CARE FULL OUT THERE !!!!!
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 11:00 #635778

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Sorry to hear, Dave, was she a kid, or a grown up ? ...hope she has insurance. & hope she gets charged for leaving the scene of an accident.
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 11:58 #635783

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Dumb bitch needs that azz hammered out......... :pinch:

Prosecute her to the fullest, then sue her for everything.

Get a Lawyer right away, don't say anything to anybody...even on here,

Don't give a statement to insurance or cops.

Don't sign anything,

Don't wait.......

Sounds like you are really hurting. Glad your doing ok. Sorry about the bike.

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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 13:16 #635792

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Glad to hear you are OK, more or less. She left the scene of an accident...hang her. :angry:
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 13:27 #635793

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Sorry to hear this man hope you heal quickly.

People don't always handle themselves correctly especially in extreme situations so whichever way you go just be thankful it wasn't worse.
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 14:07 #635798

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WTF... This is 2 members down (you & Sax) in the last week or so.....

Glad to hear nothing to serious that time won't heal for both of you and Sax....

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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 15:10 #635803

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Wow, a whole rash of accidents on the zrxoa and this?! I'm sorry to hear that man. My accident was because I was totally taken away in a world of thought considering my job and my son getting bit and having stitches in his lip and the fact that all of my students that love band are now going to have to choose another class. CPS SUCKS No Child Left Behind My Ass. Done with rant. lol
Yeah, what is it with stupid women? Definitely press charges against her. She is so stupid, she doesn't deserve to breathe let alone ever drive again. Leaving the scene of an accident is the last of her problems.
Any broken bones? I hope not. I need to get out and see you this summer along with some of the guys here if they have a chance. Your bike is the biz. Thank God we are all still alive and kicking.

Old Man Rock wrote: WTF... This is 2 members down (you & Sax) in the last week or so.....

Glad to hear nothing to serious that time won't heal for both of you and Sax....

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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 16:10 #635814

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Thanks To All Of You ;)
I would like to forgive ,but leaving me for dead ? I have never sued anybody in my life , but I believe its time to give this serious consideration. I will at a minimum make sure the police and courts give this bitch Hell.
I had a visit today from a biker minister friend of mine and we prayed and gave thanks for the ability to one day ride with out pain again, but even this man of God prayed for justice to be swift to take this menace off the road.
Thanks for letting me vent . It has been a rough 2 days with some more yet to come. But as my friends like to joke . I must be a cockroach as Im proving to be damn hard to kill
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 16:39 #635819

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Glad to see you are still here with us, and I will pray for you to heal quick.
I have a 1980 Kawasaki KZ750 Ltd. I bought new. I recently managed to get it out of my garage after 28 years and put it on the road again (2010). I feel like a kid all over again. Since I have acquired 3 78 KZ1000 Ltd, 1 1981 KZ1000 Ltd, and another 1980 KZ750 Ltd. Love the LTD's.
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Hope your smashed foot isn't that bad and even not broken but keep us posted. I know when I went down I was knocked in to next week. I'm pretty sure I was knocked out and when I came to trying to get up found I couldn't breathe hardly at all for at least the entire weekend but at first I felt prisoner in my body and was pissed cause I couldn't move wondering if I broke my neck or the rest of my body. I'm still sore and tender at my ankle that would have broken had I not been wearing my protective boots, my elbow feels better but had I not had pads to land on, I am sure that I would have shattered my elbow or at least broken it, my back still hurts pretty bad and I'm sure the pads in my jacket kept me from more injury and road rash as my jacket was skinned up pretty good, better that than my hyde. My gloves didn't rip but I busted my knuckle open pretty good. It's healing up now but had I not worn my gloves I think it would have been worse and I'm going to by better thicker gloves with knuckle protectors for sure, and that helmet.....I can't begin to say how much this saved my ass as I hit three times on it. I am quite sure that after I pounded the pavement hard without a helmet I would have gone coma at best. ATGATT baby!
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 08 Jun 2014 18:32 #635836

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Glad to hear that it wasn't worse, and that you'll heal up from those injuries.
Stupid drivers are Everywhere!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 09 Jun 2014 03:57 #635888

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Sorry to hear about the accidents. Many do happen within a few miles of home. I did a poker run on Saturday with 5 bar stops. Nice Pig Roast at the end with great food. PEPSI all day for me.

It is as it has always been...people don't think about motorcycles so when you're riding you have to do their thinking for them as well as your own..... B.O.G.B.S. That's short for something I learned in 1979 in the telephone industry. It's related to the color scheme in cable pairs. Blue, Orange Green, Brown Slate.... They said just remember Be On Guard Be Safe.....kind of sticks in your mind...
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Glad your okay Dave, sorry to hear about this unfortunate scenario. I hope all goes well for you and wish you a speedy recovery.
Same to you Lawrence!
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 09 Jun 2014 12:38 #635928

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I sit here and try to think of something nice to say. Well I just hope you guys get better. When you ride its not if your going to get into something but when so just wear proper protection and always look out for yourself. Aleve and Ibuprofen are your friend. or self med. Get well soon Cheers Pete
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 09 Jun 2014 12:49 #635931

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That's just stunning! I'm glad your weren't hurt more seriously.

If you're able, try to see that she's charged with as many violations as possible. Find her court date and be there. Then sue her for everything you can get.

If you need some motivation just imagine what she would be going after if your roles had been reversed.

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LarryC wrote: Sorry to hear about the accidents. Many do happen within a few miles of home. I did a poker run on Saturday with 5 bar stops. Nice Pig Roast at the end with great food. TITS all day for me.

It is as it has always been...people don't think about motorcycles so when you're riding you have to do their thinking for them as well as your own..... B.O.G.B.S. That's short for something I learned in 1979 in the telephone industry. It's related to the color scheme in cable pairs. Blue, Orange Green, Brown Slate.... They said just remember Be On Guard Be Safe.....kind of sticks in your mind...

There, fixed.
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Lawrence, just get your self fixed !!! Da bike can always get fixed, ...Looking forward ta seein ya soon ....IN GOOD SHAPE !!! B) B) B)
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Had to lay down my Bike Saturday 11 Jun 2014 13:49 #636186

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Tough breaks out there fellas. Glad you are ok and sorry to read others causing accidents don't have a clue of the true magnitude of their actions. Heal well and hope your back in the saddle soon.
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Hi Dave,

I'm sorry to hear about the accident and your injuries. Sending you good luck vibes man!

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Well here is the latest.
It took till today for the police to be at the station to get a copy of accident report. Report shows 20 yr old girl came at me head on to make a sweeping right turn into her driveway, and she admitted being fully at fault. :cheer:
Here comes the part I don't like , :(
Even thou she admitted fault and left the scene of the accident NO ticket was issued. The police said she seemed to be handicapped on some level mentally and was barely able to function in public and that her boss forced her to return to work and not wait for the police to arrive. Pays to be NUTS . But yet she has a drivers license and uses Poor judgment . What a way to run a railroad :angry:
The adjuster from my carrier came out and is being very fair on fixing my bike, And they say they will cover all my medical expenses too , And then they will go after the girls insurance company.
Im still pondering bring a suit against her but will gather all the facts and then see what a lawyer says is my best course of action.
So in wrapping this up I now know us bikers really are a lower form of life when it comes to how the police and courts helps or punishes us
Least Im starting to feel alittle better and most of my wounds are healing

Be very aware out there
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