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(Prius) Driver beaten after car veers into bikers
SFGATE ^ | May 21, 2012 | Demian Bulwa

Posted on 05/21/2012 3:39:43 AM PDT by csvset

Edited on 05/21/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A Prius driver who was using his cell phone to record footage of a pack of motorcyclists veered into them Sunday morning, prompting some of the bikers to beat him up on a San Mateo County freeway, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The incident unfolded just after 8 a.m. as several motorcycle clubs cruised on Harley-Davidsons and other bikes in the fast lane of northbound Highway 101 near Belmont, between Ralston Avenue and West Hillsdale Boulevard. [snip]


TOPICS: Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: assault; beatdown; bikers; cars; cycling; drivers; driving; oops; prius; teendrivers
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Drive people. Put the !@*+! phone down and drive.
1 posted on 05/21/2012 3:39:49 AM PDT by csvset
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To: csvset
"The Prius driver will be cited for distracted driving, Montiel said, and investigators are hoping witnesses can identify who took part in the alleged assault that followed."

The guy that caused this whole mess and nearly killed two guys gets a "I wet my pants" ticket and the guys that were cold cocked and striking back at the assailant are going to be investigated and probably charged with a felony.

friggin' california.

2 posted on 05/21/2012 3:45:08 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: csvset

It might be informative to learn just why Mr. Prius felt compelled to videotape bikers in the first place, as far as his being beaten after the collision.


3 posted on 05/21/2012 3:46:11 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: knarf

You read my mind, FRiend. This doofus could have killed someone (several someones, in fact). Even a little crapbox like a Prius looks awfully darn big when you’re on a bike and said crapbox is coming right at you.

I just wish the bikers would have had time to tattoo “here’s your sign” on the little twerp’s forehead before the cops arrived. /Foxworthy.


4 posted on 05/21/2012 3:53:51 AM PDT by DemforBush (A Repo man is *always* intense!)
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To: RegulatorCountry

He was profiling bikers ... hate crime. Bailiff, whack his pee pee!


5 posted on 05/21/2012 3:54:16 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: knarf

I have a feeling that the cops are going to run into quite a few cases of temporary amnesia and hysterical blindness in their quest to investigate.

Too bad about that.


6 posted on 05/21/2012 3:54:25 AM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: knarf

Yes, we do have laws


7 posted on 05/21/2012 3:55:11 AM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: csvset

Why is the Prius relevant to this story?


8 posted on 05/21/2012 4:05:51 AM PDT by Mr. Blond
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To: knarf

And I’ll bet shoes to sh#t the reason he was recording them was because he was outraged over the “greenhouse gases” released by their bikes.


9 posted on 05/21/2012 4:07:50 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Some day our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: RegulatorCountry

Motorcycles, especially Harleys, are not politically correct. They are loud, flashy, and often ridden for pure pleasure.

Prius drivers are helping to save the planet, so they feel compelled to strike out against anyone who doesn’t meet their standard of environmental awareness and responsibility.

The only two-wheeled vehicles that Prius drivers respect are pedal powered.


10 posted on 05/21/2012 4:11:24 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: csvset

Bad personal wellness move there, Sparky.


11 posted on 05/21/2012 4:14:06 AM PDT by Josh Painter ("The lesser of two evils is, by definition, evil." - Josh Painter)
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To: abercrombie_guy_38

Would that include no taking pictures with your iphone while driving?


12 posted on 05/21/2012 4:20:43 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: csvset

My first impression was that this was a group of bicyclists but then came the real picture and now it makes much better sense.


13 posted on 05/21/2012 4:21:27 AM PDT by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth again.)
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To: csvset
When on my GoldWing, the scariest thing is some idiot on a cellphone because they NEVER see you. My bike is quiet so they don't hear me either.
14 posted on 05/21/2012 4:31:21 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (Typed using <FONT STYLE=SARCASM> unless otherwise noted)
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To: csvset

Maybe the Prius driver was jealous...I always got 35+ MPG out of my Harley, and mine wasn’t built for mileage.


15 posted on 05/21/2012 4:31:39 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Aevery_Freeman
My bike is quiet so they don't hear me either.

It isn't just a slogan:

Loud pipes save lives. (You can lug it a little where you need to be quiet, or downshift and wake people up.)

16 posted on 05/21/2012 4:34:08 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe
Loud pipes save lives.

My neighbors have repeatedly told me that on the infrequent occasions I do wake them up, they just turn over and go right back to sleep.

They don't mind my bike at all--at I have aftermarket pipes with no baffles. I can be quite loud when I want to be.

17 posted on 05/21/2012 4:43:57 AM PDT by ShadowAce (Linux -- The Ultimate Windows Service Pack)
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To: DemforBush
I just wish the bikers would have had time to tattoo “here’s your sign” on the little twerp’s forehead before the cops arrived. /Foxworthy /Engvall.

FIFY

P.S. As a biker of 40+ years myself, I am terrified of cell-phone idiots. Worst hazard on the road!
18 posted on 05/21/2012 4:52:07 AM PDT by Peet (Everything has an end -- only the sausage has two.)
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To: csvset
The Jackwagon driving the Prius should have been cited with attempted vehicular homicide... Some of the guys I ride with would have made sure he wouldn't be driving for some time to come had this happened to them.
19 posted on 05/21/2012 5:17:21 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: Peet

Cell phones are a curse and a blessing with a split of about 80/20. Last week I was behind woman at the CVS with two cell phones, one on either ear, holding two simultaneous conversations, both apparently about nothing.


20 posted on 05/21/2012 5:19:48 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: csvset

My local gas jumped to $4.45 a gallon, I drive a Silverado dually with a discontinued gas guzzling but god its so wonderful of a gas engine the 8.1 Vortec.

So starting last week I was riding to work on my 2009 Star 1300 Tourer, of which I have less than 2000 miles on it since I bought it new off the showroom floor, a combination of bad Alaska weather and being elsewhere limits my riding.

But anyway the bike gets 50mpg and loves cruising with its tall gears, but still its like being invisible, one driver actually looked me right in the eye and darted right in front of me.

I wonder if its just possible that many people are even more angry at bikers because they are the final insult to the socialistic promised utopia?

I would sell a kidney to see Obama on a Harley riding with the peasants. I saw Sarah Palin riding once.

Oh and just to blow some snot in the lefts morning breakfast I would like to form a “Birther Bikers Club”.

See which can be louder our exhaust pipes or their heads exploding.


21 posted on 05/21/2012 5:20:07 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: csvset

People who drive a Prius are largely idiots.

It was a righteous beat down and a great example of not being able to prioritize keeping your car on the road against certain activities.

Over drove his skills.

Drifts into lane, over corrects, hits a bike, bounces off the concrete median, hits another bike. All kinds of stoopit.


22 posted on 05/21/2012 5:27:24 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live athrough it anyway)
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To: Fresh Wind

Doesn’t a Harley get better highway mpg than a Prius?

Plus, it uses very little toxic material that will later sit in a junkyard. Compare that to the huge battery and exotic materials that go into a Prius.


23 posted on 05/21/2012 5:29:45 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: Eye of Unk
So starting last week I was riding to work on my 2009 Star 1300 Tourer, of which I have less than 2000 miles on it since I bought it new off the showroom floor, a combination of bad Alaska weather and being elsewhere limits my riding.

How much trouble does the loose gravel on the road following breakup cause you?

I always wondered about that with motorcycles and Alaska.

24 posted on 05/21/2012 5:31:10 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: varyouga

I don’t know about the other brands but my big bike the Star 1300cc v twin gets over 50mpg when I cruise. Its fuel injected, my two other smaller older carb fed Hondas which are 500 and 650cc cannot get quite that good.

What is really cool is looking at the fuel mileage of the latest built mostly by hand is the diesel bikes.

Ride you big diesel cruiser with its loud exhaust, it smells like bacon and gets well over 100mpg.


25 posted on 05/21/2012 5:35:03 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: thackney

Its really quite an issue, I wait a couple of weeks after breakup so most of the winter accumulations of sand and salt are off the roads. I started just last friday, and its still below freezing in the morning so I wear a pair of insulated coveralls going to work. We had a late breakup due to a record snowfall year.

The roads in Alaska from what I have seen has about double the riders that I usually see during the summer, and thats commuters not the weekend cruisers. Our gas is $4.45 a gallon.


26 posted on 05/21/2012 5:39:32 AM PDT by Eye of Unk (Liberals need not reply.)
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To: csvset

Feel good story of the day, I’m happy the two bikers didn’t die at the hands of the “distracted” idjit.

His attitude adjustment sounds well deserved. Instant justice was had by all.

Even my Road Glide, with TWO bright headlights, isn’t immune from jerks pulling out in front, requiring quick braking and quicker handling to avoid a collision.


27 posted on 05/21/2012 5:43:57 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Borax Queen
You think that was bad, wait til you try to veer that thing into Ava........

:-)

28 posted on 05/21/2012 5:46:23 AM PDT by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: varyouga

All that doesn’t matter to the Prius driver.

Bikes are politically incorrect, and political correctness doesn’t depend on reason or facts.

People like that hate bikers because they think they are dirty criminals (i.e. Hell’s Angels types), they hate the noise and/or speed, they hate the idea of pleasure cruising, and they hate the fact that very few bikers are liberals.

Most of all, they hate freedom.


29 posted on 05/21/2012 5:53:08 AM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: csvset

This 19 year old kid was probably just awed by the large group of bikers and wanted to record it. I don’t see how the fact he was driving a Prius has anything to do with it. Some of those bikers might own a Prius. In fact my neighber who used to ride a Super Glide with “loud pipes” owns a Prius.


30 posted on 05/21/2012 5:56:45 AM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: csvset

My wife hates my constant use of my horn at the number of drivers who drift into my lane while on the phone.


31 posted on 05/21/2012 5:57:51 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: csvset

Well, if he was just beaten and not actually stabbed, I think the cops should call this one even.


32 posted on 05/21/2012 6:03:59 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: bmwcyle
My wife hates my constant use of my horn at the number of drivers who drift into my lane while on the phone.

Do you have one of these?

33 posted on 05/21/2012 6:05:24 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Disambiguator

No, but it looks very useful.


34 posted on 05/21/2012 6:13:09 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: DemforBush

“Here’s your sign” is Bill Engvall.


35 posted on 05/21/2012 6:20:41 AM PDT by cableguymn
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To: Mr. Blond

Why is the Prius relevant to this story?

State of mind?


36 posted on 05/21/2012 6:26:44 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: shibumi
I have a feeling that the cops are going to run into quite a few cases of temporary amnesia and hysterical blindness in their quest to investigate.

Around here we refer to that as the "Skidmore solution".

37 posted on 05/21/2012 6:27:00 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: bmwcyle

I wonder if our wifes are related..

I always use my horn to alert the stupid drivers. Drift in to my lane I honk, cut me off, I honk..

I did ask my wife once “should I just pull out a gun and shoot um?”


38 posted on 05/21/2012 6:27:26 AM PDT by cableguymn
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Why is the Prius relevant to this story?

Because anyone who drives a Prius is an idiot.

39 posted on 05/21/2012 6:29:03 AM PDT by SMM48
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To: csvset

When my wife an I ride alone we encounter many cage drivers that get as close as possible to try and intimidate or scare us. Never happens when we are group riding.


40 posted on 05/21/2012 6:30:40 AM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: cableguymn

I have said the same thing. I also sit while my wife drives and she will not use her horn at all. I scares the crap out of me.


41 posted on 05/21/2012 6:32:23 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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To: Eye of Unk

A “Birther Bikers Club”?

Where do I sign up?


42 posted on 05/21/2012 6:39:32 AM PDT by left that other site
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To: Mr. Blond

because the Prius comes with a “shield-o-smug” which insulates you from those inferior non prius driving peons.

(why was it necissary to mention the bikes were Harley Davidsons? The cops probably arrived on the same brand.)


43 posted on 05/21/2012 6:44:08 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: knarf
friggin' california.

I refuse to even violate the airspace of this hostile foreign country.

44 posted on 05/21/2012 6:44:40 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: bmwcyle
I scares the crap out of me

I also scare me. When I look in the mirror, I'm all like AAAAAUUUGH!

45 posted on 05/21/2012 6:45:58 AM PDT by Lazamataz (The so-called 'mainstream' media has gone from "biased" straight to "utterly surreal".)
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To: csvset

I gotta agree! I’ve ridden all over the country, and I’ve been driven off the road by cage drivers more in California than everywhere else combined.


46 posted on 05/21/2012 6:46:24 AM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: Eye of Unk
What is really cool is looking at the fuel mileage of the latest built mostly by hand is the diesel bikes.

Ride you big diesel cruiser with its loud exhaust, it smells like bacon and gets well over 100mpg.

Got a link? I think Royal Enfield (India?) was exporting a diesel bike for a while - probably have to smuggle it in here, though.

47 posted on 05/21/2012 7:06:44 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: Charles Martel

Correct. Royal Enfield is from India. Didn’t know they ever exported their diesel bikes, though.


48 posted on 05/21/2012 7:11:08 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Fresh Wind

That’s why I refer to the car as a “Pious” instead.


49 posted on 05/21/2012 7:56:44 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Lazamataz

Man, you see all the way to Virgina. That is amazing.


50 posted on 05/21/2012 9:27:44 AM PDT by bmwcyle (I am ready to serve Jesus on Earth because the GOP failed again)
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