freetown fred wrote:
Not that I'm a big police fan,but they have pretty sophisticated ways of putting an accident together.I just find it ironic that the driver of the SUV was a woman & you added that footnote--what if it had been another Biker on his way home from work in his pick-up--I was involved in a wreck where a pick-up crossed over in front of my MUDDER Blazer--he was drunk as a skunk & had his 7 yr old daughter with him--I ran over the cap & crushed it--he got dead,thank God the little girl got wedged on the floor & was OK--other then loseing her drunken father
I went to the funeral & stayed way out of sight,said my words & left feeling like crap--point being,who cares if she shows up
stockingfull wrote:Hey Fred, what I meant was generally that riding between 3 and 6 on a weekday afternoon is the time when "soccer moms" are least attentive. That they're often behind the wheel of a tank makes that worse for everybody, esp riders.
In this instance, of course, the investigation is ongoing, but suffice it to say that only one side of the story could be told to police....
It'll be interesting to see whether she's at the funeral.
Errr, sorry, Jon, but accident statistics (using Maine here only because they recently did a fairly complete study), men are more likely to be the driver of the other vehicle in car vs. motorcycle wrecks. See page 17 here:
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
I imagine the IIS numbers would show similar results.