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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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To: LouAvul; Billthedrill; Publius

groan......


51 posted on 07/18/2010 10:34:12 PM PDT by Loud Mime (Argue from the Constitution: Initialpoints.net)
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To: Cyclone59
As far as wearing a helmet, I NEVER take mine off, it is just too loud without it.

So, the Stig is a Freeper?

52 posted on 07/18/2010 10:58:27 PM PDT by LexBaird (Tyrannosaurus Lex, unapologetic carnivore)
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To: terycarl

>>>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<<<<

I said that?? Gee. You don’t read between the lines do you?

A grown person should have the right to decide whether he straps himself to his hummer or whether he wears a helmet on his motorcycle.But, of course others who do not ride have the right to decide that for him. That’s the law.
That’s pathetic.By the way helmet laws as well as seat belt laws were forced on the public by the insurance lobby by the fed witholding federal highway funds, and by people who didn’t mind their own business. Did anyone’s insurance go down after the seat belt laws were passed? No.

We don’t stop people from parachuting, jumping off bridges with bungy cords, riding horse’s without helmets,climbing mountains, ski’ing, or many other dangerous acts, but we think it is our right to tell them what to do in their own automobile. People make bad decision all their lives, but it is their right to make those decisions.

It’s an old argument and those who feel they have the right to tell other’s how to live always use the excuse that they have to help pay the insurance for those who decide to place themslves in jeopardy,but that is a bogus argument. Mostly they just wish to enforce their own view on others.

Kids?? That’s another story entirely.


53 posted on 07/19/2010 3:41:40 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: smoothsailing

Perhaps the self-inflicted shot was accidental. Maybe a gun he was carrying somehow fired during the crash hitting him in the head.

Ya never know.


54 posted on 07/19/2010 7:01:21 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Not accidental. He ate his gun after crashing the bike. History of DUI arrests and apparently this accident was alcohol related as well.


55 posted on 07/19/2010 7:04:28 AM PDT by cjshapi (Proudly posting without a tagline since 2001)
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To: Venturer
We don’t stop people from parachuting, jumping off bridges with bungy cords, riding horse’s without helmets,climbing mountains, ski’ing, or many other dangerous acts,...

Yet.

56 posted on 07/19/2010 7:14:36 AM PDT by ican'tbelieveit (Join FreeRepublic's Folding@Home team (Team# 36120), KW:Folding)
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To: cjshapi

DUI history ... on a bike. That’s just asking for trouble.


57 posted on 07/19/2010 8:02:18 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: mac_truck

Deer hunting with a pistol? Nah...I believe the suicide.


58 posted on 07/19/2010 8:09:18 AM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Pharmboy
It's definitely a strange case, especially since the biker apparently shot himself after he hit the deer on his motorcycle.
59 posted on 07/19/2010 10:22:48 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Not hunting season...................


60 posted on 07/19/2010 10:28:18 AM PDT by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: goat granny
***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...

Too early for deer season, unless they have an early "special" season to thin the population. Most likely a poacher with really bad timing.

61 posted on 07/19/2010 10:37:39 AM PDT by auboy (Men who cannot deceive others are very often successful at deceiving themselves. Samuel Johnson)
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To: LouAvul
OK, reel me in. I vow revenge for that one.

Yeh, I dunno. Just because we have a right to arm bears I'm not sure that makes it a good idea.

62 posted on 07/19/2010 10:45:41 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: mac_truck
My money is on ‘shot accidentally by another hunter’.

Why would that hunter leave his gun behind?

63 posted on 07/19/2010 11:04:11 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (I am in America but not of America (per bible: am in the world but not of it))
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To: HiTech RedNeck
Why would that hunter leave his gun behind?

Well in my supposition the biker got shot by a hunter from across the road who was aiming at the deer. I didn't assume that the gun found at the scene was the gun used to shoot the biker. In fact I discounted that possibility.

64 posted on 07/19/2010 4:03:10 PM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: mac_truck

Strange it is...to be sure. Someone above said maybe he found that he now would be in prison for DUI (based on priors) that he said...well, you know what he said...and pulled the trigger.


65 posted on 07/19/2010 4:20:06 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: Venturer

said that?? Gee. You don’t read between the lines do you

of course I read between the lines....Sarcasm is a wonderful way to get one’s point across and my comparison between a law requiring being belted in a Hummer, and riding freely on a Harley was just that. I couldn’t agree with you more that government has far overstepped its’ authority.....But...I didn’t vote for the idiots who passed these asinine regulations. That having been said, seat belts and air bags save lives.....helmets would too, I just don’t appreciate the government protecting me from myself.


66 posted on 07/20/2010 8:32:12 PM PDT by terycarl (sstrations)
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