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Biker Found Shot, Dead After Collision With Deer
ThePittsburghChannel.com ^ | July 16, 2010 | ThePittsburghChannel

Posted on 07/18/2010 4:59:20 PM PDT by grjr21

WESTMORELAND COUNTY -- Pennsylvania State Police are trying to piece together the puzzling death of a motorcyclist in Westmoreland County.

According to police reports, William Mark Amos, 47, of Export, was riding on Route 819 in Salem Township when the deer crossed into his path on Friday morning.

The bike collided with the deer about 100 yards south of Ridge Road.

But police said that Amos had a gunshot wound to the head and that a gun was also recovered at the crash scene.

Police said Amos, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.


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1 posted on 07/18/2010 4:59:23 PM PDT by grjr21
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To: gieriscm

Ping


2 posted on 07/18/2010 5:01:30 PM PDT by BCR #226 (07/02 SOT www.extremefirepower.com...The BS stops when the hammer drops.)
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To: grjr21
Bambi with a gun??

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3 posted on 07/18/2010 5:03:42 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Am Molly Norris")
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To: SkyDancer

And I thought the deer around my neighborhood were getting out of hand


4 posted on 07/18/2010 5:06:11 PM PDT by grjr21
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To: SkyDancer

Thanks for the strip. ALWAYS loved Calvin and Hobbes


5 posted on 07/18/2010 5:09:11 PM PDT by jrg
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To: grjr21

It’s called REVENGE.


6 posted on 07/18/2010 5:12:48 PM PDT by BobL (The whole point of being human is knowing when the party's over.)
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To: grjr21

Suicide by deer.


7 posted on 07/18/2010 5:12:50 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: grjr21
Sounds like the deer put him out of his misery.

By the way there was no need to say he wasn't wearing a helmet, since a helmet would not have saved him from a bullet in the head, and probably not from the accident of hitting the deer. but they always like to say Motorcyclists died because they didn't wear a helmet.

8 posted on 07/18/2010 5:14:24 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: jrg

I just ran across it a couple of hours ago and thought how apropos it was for this story ....


9 posted on 07/18/2010 5:14:33 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("I Am Molly Norris")
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To: historyrepeatz

or possibly a passer-by enviro-wacko sympathetic to the deer.. or.. was the motorcyclist an enviro-wacko sympathetic to the deer?


10 posted on 07/18/2010 5:15:41 PM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: grjr21

Did the deer shoot in self defense? ;-)


11 posted on 07/18/2010 5:17:07 PM PDT by red tie
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To: grjr21
Was he a father? He may be eligible for a prominent Humanist award.
12 posted on 07/18/2010 5:18:46 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: grjr21

When guns are outlawed, only deer will have guns. Be afraid.


13 posted on 07/18/2010 5:22:43 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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14 posted on 07/18/2010 5:27:47 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: grjr21
Pennsylvania State Police are trying to piece together the puzzling death of a motorcyclist in Westmoreland County.

According to police reports, William Mark Amos, 47, of Export, was riding on Route 819 in Salem Township when the deer crossed into his path on Friday morning.

Amos got in the way of a very good shot. ;-0

15 posted on 07/18/2010 5:36:12 PM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I have this vision of the cops standing over the scene, scratching their heads and wondering “What the Heck....”

The biker’s history may provide some clues. CSI, here we come!


16 posted on 07/18/2010 5:36:26 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: jrg

Thanks for the strip. ALWAYS loved Calvin and Hobbes
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17 posted on 07/18/2010 5:38:27 PM PDT by DefeatCorruption
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To: grjr21

Bambo.

Thank you, I’ll be here all week.


18 posted on 07/18/2010 5:41:33 PM PDT by PLMerite (The FR clock is now three minutes fast.)
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To: grjr21

Sounds like an extreme animal lover is the killer.


19 posted on 07/18/2010 5:51:53 PM PDT by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: grjr21

Damn ! Hold my beeh...


20 posted on 07/18/2010 5:57:51 PM PDT by traumer
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To: grjr21
"The bike collided with the deer about 100 yards south of Ridge Road.

But police said that Amos had a gunshot wound to the head and that a gun was also recovered at the crash scene."

Columbo Facepalm

21 posted on 07/18/2010 5:58:53 PM PDT by Semper Mark
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To: BCR #226

Time to call in Elmer Fudd!


22 posted on 07/18/2010 6:00:51 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: grjr21

The crash just injured him, so a compassionate deer used the gun to put him out of his misery.


23 posted on 07/18/2010 6:09:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: grjr21

My money is on ‘shot accidentally by another hunter’.


24 posted on 07/18/2010 6:18:34 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: martin_fierro; grjr21

UPDATE

Cyclist hits deer, shoots self

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10199/1073671-100.stm

So the deer has been exonerated. I smell a cover-up.

25 posted on 07/18/2010 6:21:28 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: grjr21

The head wound was from intersecting with the antler.
Is the autopsy report public?


26 posted on 07/18/2010 6:33:47 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: grjr21

Did they take all the doe?


27 posted on 07/18/2010 6:35:57 PM PDT by DainBramage
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To: grjr21
But police said that Amos had a gunshot wound to the head...

Police said Amos, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just goes to show you, always wear a helmet....

28 posted on 07/18/2010 6:39:21 PM PDT by TomServo
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To: grjr21

Simple. The biker was testing his gun to see if it was loaded while the deer wanted to see what would happen if it ran into a motorcycle. Case closed!


29 posted on 07/18/2010 6:39:39 PM PDT by JimWayne
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To: grjr21

He realized he was mortally wounded after the collision, in excess pain, and ended it with his own gun.


30 posted on 07/18/2010 6:40:45 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: smoothsailing

Weird story, I ride that rode often.
Easy to smack a deer on but when I heard about the suicide aspect, it doesn’t make sense.


31 posted on 07/18/2010 6:42:47 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: grjr21

Cleary the deer saw the injured Amos, took Amos’ gun and put him out of his misery with a shot to the head. Euthanasia.


32 posted on 07/18/2010 6:45:10 PM PDT by School of Rational Thought (Need work. MBA, CPA, Black Belt. Diverse industry and cross border experience.)
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To: gorush

It’s a lot less funny when you know what really happened.


33 posted on 07/18/2010 6:45:15 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: gorush

Thats my theory as well.


34 posted on 07/18/2010 6:45:50 PM PDT by fuzzybutt
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To: gorush

My guess too.


35 posted on 07/18/2010 6:47:07 PM PDT by enraged
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To: auboy
***Amos got in the way of a very good shot. ;-0***

Thats the only reasonable thought, but was it a poacher or is it deer season...

36 posted on 07/18/2010 6:49:49 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Venturer

By the way there was no need to say he wasn’t wearing a helmet, since a helmet would not have saved him from a bullet in the head, and probably not from the accident of hitting the deer. but they always like to say Motorcyclists died because they didn’t wear a helmet.

it makes no sense whatsoever to be belted in a5,000 pound hummer and be allowed to ride your harley, with your 10 year old daughter hanging on to you 70 miles per hour on the freeway without a helmet......pathetic


37 posted on 07/18/2010 7:09:59 PM PDT by terycarl (sstrations)
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To: smoothsailing

Does “self-inflicted” also mean “intentional” here? I can see that it would be self-inflicted but accidental, if he was trying to shoot at the deer at the moment of impact.


38 posted on 07/18/2010 7:10:32 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: terycarl
Years ago as a student I witnessed the result of a bicyclist being "tapped" by a car. He ended up with the handlebars poked all the way through his skull.

He'd been a promising concert genius.

39 posted on 07/18/2010 7:14:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: terycarl

????????????????????

I wonder if the biker was a 1% er?


40 posted on 07/18/2010 7:29:36 PM PDT by kickonly88 (I love fossil fuel!)
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To: smoothsailing; All

Quite simple realy.Biker had several dwi”s, license suspended revoked, had a few beers that day, know he will have blood tested at hospital,knows he’s facing 6-10 years in prison, decided he wasn’t going.


41 posted on 07/18/2010 7:36:42 PM PDT by eastforker (.If you design an idiot proof gadget, society will just build a better idiot!)
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To: grjr21

a few years back a law enforcement officer went to shoot a horse or cow who had been seriously injured, the bullet hit the skull of the animal, bounced back and hit the officer...I think it was a two-fer.


42 posted on 07/18/2010 7:36:50 PM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: Loud Mime
cops standing over the scene, scratching their heads and wondering “What the Heck....”

I remember a case of a man who stuffed socks with Grape Nuts and beat people to death. Investigators on the scene were puzzled when they found bits of Grape Nuts around the dead people. Finally one detective said, “We’ve got a cereal killer on our hands.”

43 posted on 07/18/2010 7:38:11 PM PDT by LouAvul
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To: gorush

He realized he was mortally wounded after the collision, in excess pain, and ended it with his own gun.

That is what I thought. As far as wearing a helmet, I NEVER take mine off, it is just too loud without it. I just view it as a $100 insurance policy. Besides I have cool football team logos all over mine from around the region/country.


44 posted on 07/18/2010 7:39:55 PM PDT by Cyclone59 (Don't blame me, I voted for the hot chick and the old guy!)
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To: smoothsailing

My hunch: The rider was paralyzed (or thought he was) from the waist down and didn’t want to live that way. So he ended it.

Sad sad sad story.

/Texas Buckeye rider


45 posted on 07/18/2010 8:12:51 PM PDT by piytar (Re: AlGore's latest - Karl Rove, you magnificent #######!)
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To: Cyclone59

Simple rule: Local under 35 mph with no real traffic, I MIGHT go without a helmet. Anything else? Full helmet and full armor.


46 posted on 07/18/2010 8:22:14 PM PDT by piytar (Re: AlGore's latest - Karl Rove, you magnificent #######!)
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To: grjr21
Police said Amos, who was not wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Now here is a stupid statement and very unnecessary. He was shot in the head, a helmet wouldn't have helped him at all!

47 posted on 07/18/2010 8:24:04 PM PDT by calex59
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To: grjr21

So how is the deer?

Did it survive?

Because usually in a motorcycle/deer collision, the deer wals away.


48 posted on 07/18/2010 8:27:19 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Whitetail bucks in PA at this time of year, are in velvet.


49 posted on 07/18/2010 8:27:26 PM PDT by Roccus (......and then there were none.)
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To: grjr21
The scenario is obvious.
50 posted on 07/18/2010 8:33:42 PM PDT by tlb
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