Sad, and so pointless.
I did find some humour in the cop looking at the biker and pointing down the road. "Keep moving, nothing to see here".
I was riding to work a couple years ago and came up to a road I normally turn left at only to find that the road was completely closed and Police were directing traffic to go straight. I rode up and asked the officer if I could go through because I worked down there and he let go so long as I stayed to the left side of the road. I kind of wish I had gone around though...the accident was a motorcycle fatality. I didn't really see much other than a body with a sheet over it and a mangled motorcycle along with two cages with various dents on them.
I made the TV news when I got t-boned by a pick-up commuting a couple of years ago. It was on a local station, but I failed to call them and asked to get a copy of the footage of my poor white stead laying dead in the middle of the road. By then, I was already in the back of the ambulance. My only regret now is not getting a tape from the helicopter footage. My mother-in-law saw it and said my headlight was still on. I think there were three cop cars, two fire trucks and an ambulance.
"I will do today what others will not so that I can do tomorrow what others cannot"
Is that a great quote or what?
I've only witnessed one motor vehicle crash while cycling and recorded it with low quality handlebar camera. Not much too see of the actual collision as it is mostly blocked by other vehicles in the line and happens so quick, but you can see more when I cycle thru the scene. I was very glad I hadn't filtered forward that day as I would have been hit very hard.
The red car was first in line in the RTOL. Before the collision they were hidden behind the line of other cars in the RTOL. The dark sedan that ended up on the sidewalk hit them. Anyone waiting on the sidewalk to cross the street would have been likely killed.
Hell, I'd stop for a look if I were biking by that scene. When cars slow to look, everyone behind them pays a price for their rubbernecking. If you're on a bike, what's the harm?
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