Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Elevation 666m Edmonton Canada
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Looks like the moped stopped the wheel.... And a clueless idiot riding it.
I partially saw and heard over a dozen crashes with all types of vehicles/ bikes/ BL guardrails, in 5 months.
One was 2 small motorbikes in Hanoi, head-on. I was going down a narrow street with usual clutter. Then I noticed a big bus coming from both directions. I STOPPED and got the hell way over right and leaned out besides. So then the buses passed each other and BOOM. The 2 motos both tried blindly passing their bus, 15 feet in front of me. One guy got sandwhiched between the fallen bikes. The crowd picked up the mess and he was bleeding and had a obvious ankle sprain. I gave him some kleenex. One day a large dump truck tipped into the ditch in front of my hotel, overnight.
Actually, on my second day in Hanoi 2007, I was on a sidewalk by a LBS 3 feet from a rear-ender, 2 motorbikes. 2 girls in the front, bike tipped and driver cut a finger open. I also handed out kleenex. Then watched as the back bike driver right away took her to a hospital. Then I bought a little girl bicycle to ride, about $70. Only used it 3 days and sold it to the hotel half price. Flew to Saigon and did the same for a 2 week stay. Only wanted to ride in the city.
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