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Motorcyclist hurls through van window, lands in rear seat
msnbc ^ | 22 July 2011 | unattributed

Posted on 07/22/2011 2:22:05 PM PDT by smokingfrog

Driver was unaware of new passenger after 'non-injury collision with a twist'

A Southern California motorcyclist rear-ended a minivan and was thrown through a window into the back seat but escaped unscathed, police said.

After the incident on Thursday, the driver of the minivan continued driving and pulled into his own driveway nearby, unaware that he had a new backseat passenger, the Victorville Daily Press reported.

"We're calling this one a non-injury collision with a twist," Karen Hunt, spokeswoman for the Victorville Police Department, told the newspaper. Victorville is a town of 115,000 people on the southwestern edge of the Mojave Desert.

The incident occurred when the motorcyclist failed to stop in time as the minivan slowed to make a turn, the newspaper reported. The motorcycle then crashed into the van, with the rider hurling through the minivan’s rear window and the motorcycle itself skidding beneath the larger vehicle.

The minivan driver then turned into his driveway, less than half a block away, and was preparing to return to the scene when he realized the stunned motorcyclist was in his backseat, the paper reported.

No charges were filed in the case and neither man required medical attention, Hunt told the Daily Press.

"The helmet sustained most of the impact," Hunt told the paper.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: helmet; motorcycle; weird
VVDailyPress.com
1 posted on 07/22/2011 2:22:12 PM PDT by smokingfrog
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To: smokingfrog
Motorcyclist hurls through van window

I've disrespected minivan drivers before, but never so eloquently.

2 posted on 07/22/2011 2:24:52 PM PDT by humblegunner
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To: smokingfrog

I wonder if the cyclist is an advocate of the “no helmet” movement? He’s a lucky SOB.........


3 posted on 07/22/2011 2:25:50 PM PDT by Hot Tabasco (You can't forfeit the game Chuck! If you go home you forfeit!)
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To: smokingfrog
A guy enters a minivan THROUGH the rear window and the driver doesn't notice?

A deer entered my car through the windshield and I was well aware before the actual entry occurred. The wind noise after was noticeable.

4 posted on 07/22/2011 2:26:02 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
A guy enters a minivan THROUGH the rear window and the driver doesn't notice?

Yeah - Note to Ivy-League Trained Official Journalists: THIS is the story.

5 posted on 07/22/2011 2:28:25 PM PDT by Talisker (History will show the Illuminati won the ultimate Darwin Award.)
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To: smokingfrog

I came across an SUV which had a deer go thru the windshield and end up in the rear baby seat.

“No ma’am, the deer isn’t going to make it.”
“Why?”
“The other half is somewhere down the street.”


6 posted on 07/22/2011 2:29:26 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: smokingfrog

I thought that Jackass guy was dead.


7 posted on 07/22/2011 2:40:20 PM PDT by faucetman (Just the facts ma'am, just the facts)
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To: ctdonath2

We had a hideous case here in GA where a lady was killed when a deer came through her windshield and an antler impaled her head and killed her. The car veered off the highway and down a firebreak road several hundred yards from the main road and wasn’t discovered for quite some time.


8 posted on 07/22/2011 2:41:59 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: AnAmericanMother
Good Lord. And I thought the infamous "Deer vs. Dodge Durango" pics were bad. At least that driver reportedly survived (but as the pics show, it was a close call) .
9 posted on 07/22/2011 2:47:47 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: martin_fierro

Seems like them FR Hooligans were at it again...


10 posted on 07/22/2011 2:52:19 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Charles Martel

Looks like he did survive, since he’s standing there with blood on his forehead. But getting hit by Bambi is never a good thing!


11 posted on 07/22/2011 2:56:08 PM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGC Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Talisker
A guy enters a minivan THROUGH the rear window and the driver doesn't notice? Yeah - Note to Ivy-League Trained Official Journalists: THIS is the story.

And, how about the fact that the uninjured motorcyclist didn't say anything to the driver? Something like, "Hi, my name's Norman. Could you drive me back so I can find where I left my ride? Oh, and sorry about the window."

I have been passed by motorcycles going extremely fast on the interstates. I wonder how far they would go into a minivan at those speeds. I shudder just thinking about it.

12 posted on 07/22/2011 3:00:26 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: smokingfrog

The driver should have been arrested for leaving the scene of an accident.


13 posted on 07/22/2011 3:01:21 PM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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14 posted on 07/22/2011 3:09:11 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

The guy was definitely accelerating compared to the other riders, did his throttle hang up or what?


15 posted on 07/22/2011 3:16:42 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: Paladin2
...and the driver doesn't notice?

1.) Rust bucket, and the additional wind wasn't noticeable.

2.) Illegally wearing headphones while driving. (Must have been the Bose noise cancellation ones).

3.) Car's sound system can rival the Saturn V at takeoff.

4.) Mexican in the country illegally, and thought it was a fellow illegal hitching a ride.

16 posted on 07/22/2011 3:32:10 PM PDT by Calvin Locke
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To: smokingfrog

“Objects in mirror may be closer than they appear.”


17 posted on 07/22/2011 3:36:37 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: SVTCobra03
"The driver should have been arrested for leaving the scene of an accident."

Yeah, I don't get why he didn't stop immediately. Weird story.

18 posted on 07/22/2011 4:37:53 PM PDT by jackibutterfly (The American Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people.)
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To: Calvin Locke

Most plausible to me would be:
5) Driver was stone deaf. Didn’t hear the bike roaring up, perhaps obscured from his view by an intervening vehicle that scooted out of the way at the last moment. (I hate those “surprised by a stopped car” accidents. I know. It happened once to me. Fortunately nobody was hurt.)

However, most deaf drivers are better than normal observers of sight and vibration. Could be the driver coolly assessed what had happened and brought the car home where getting assistance would be easier.


19 posted on 07/22/2011 5:30:28 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (There's gonna be a Redneck Revolution!)
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To: humblegunner
Motorcyclist hurls through van window

I've disrespected minivan drivers before, but never so eloquently.

True. Guess I should keep the windows rolled up in MY minivan, so no one vomits in my back seat.

20 posted on 07/22/2011 5:44:38 PM PDT by Ocean Ranger
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To: martin_fierro; Salamander
Minivanners are dangerous to everyone around them and should;

1) Only be allowed in carpool lanes. Should one be found on the public highways, it must have the front two wheels suspended by a wrecker until it arrives at the impound.

2) Must come to a full stop when changing lanes to ascertain there are no other vehicles in a 360 degree, 1/4 mile perimiter.

3) Wear protective gear including helmets ~ wearing hair rollers are NOT a viable substitute.

4) Any death defying minivan owner must equip with 3" bubble wrap on all surfaces.

5) Suddenly slamming on brakes - motorcycle fishing - while videoing the attempt on a biker's life shall be taken up by the victim's pals in a remote area.

21 posted on 07/23/2011 2:06:33 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: martin_fierro

This video was clearly shot by someone holding the camera.

It makes me think it was a deliberate set-up to make some poor unattentive tailgater crash when the car made a sudden stop.

And the driver continues home unaware? Something smells fishy.


22 posted on 07/23/2011 2:21:16 PM PDT by Zman516 (muslims, marxists, communists ---> satan's useful idiots)
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To: Zman516
Could be that, could be some thrill seekers.

After watching it a few times, its seems like a bit of both...they're too close to the car and too close to each other to have all those bikes just casually passing one by one as the road allows.

OR the cage saw them from way back and grabbed (stomped) the brakes just as the bike caught up.

That happens all too often. I've learned to try to make eye contact when I can, but no matter what I do, there'll be some king of the road that will try and tag/sandwich you as you're sliding into formation after passing the cage that was ahead.

If I don't feel comfortable, I stay just far enough back to make sure all the road hog hears is my Termis, and wait till a twist of the wrist get's me clean away.

23 posted on 07/23/2011 4:23:00 PM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: 4woodenboats; Zman516

I have seen this video before for the motorcycle ping list and it is not of the accident in the article. Victorville is never that green too.


24 posted on 07/23/2011 4:39:28 PM PDT by ThomasThomas (I am still looking)
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