Skip to comments.Dashcam Shows Trooper Running Over Couple On Motorcycle
Posted on 09/12/2013 11:03:38 AM PDT by South40
NEW JASPER, Ohio -- An Ohio trooper is not talking after a dramatic collision with a motorcycle.
That accident sent two people to the hospital.
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I sense the trooper had been downright hypnotized by the approaching and receding lights
Don’t want to speculate on the cause w/o data, but this is why you never EVER ride without a helmet.
Yep....I’d bet the trooper was distracted looking at his console laptop and just didn’t see them. Just an accident due to negligence on his part.....(UNLESS THEY WERE TICKETED POST-ACCIDENT for something dumbass like ‘driving too slow’ as a cover up.)
Own up to it and pay the due.
Dont want to speculate on the cause w/o data, but this is why you never EVER ride without a helmet.
-—like driving too slow -—
I gotta admit that this video does bring up the point that one of the greatest contributors to accidents regarding people going the same direction is goss differences in speed. Going extra slow is not always the safe option.
IIRC, the minimum speed on an interstate is 40MPH...
That or texting was my first thought.
I’ll bet he keeps his job.
Wow, no, I'd say the salient feature of this accident was the simple and unmitigated lack of attention from the trooper doing the driving. Rolling up and smashing another vehicle from behind at full road speed, with no braking or evasive action, can only be the result of dangerous negligence on the part of the driver.
Riding a lower speed at night on a motorcycle is prudent, particularly with a passenger and particularly in Ohio. There are many deer on the roads this time of year and many smaller animals like raccoons that pose a hazard to a rider.
Simply getting on the road does leave yourself vulnerable to a driver who is paying no attention to what he is doing and thereby threatening others. That's all that happened here.
It’s not that I don’t agree with your post. I basically do.
But as a rider myself I fully understand the full meaning of the line in that defensive driving commercial that aired around 1970:
“Yes. He was right. Dead right.”
If I’m driving or riding slow, I watch my mirrors almost more than what is in front of me. Sure, if someone hits me it’s their fault, but I ride a motorcycle. It means my goal is not so much accident survival is it is accident avoidance. And I’ve done it many, MANY times.
They will probably charge the couple with “Failure to yield to an Emergency Vehicle”
Many police vehicles now have more electronic gear around the driver’s seat than do many aircraft. However, it seems they need external crash avoidance sensors as well.
Such sensors exist for many civilian automobiles, and they would need optimization for police use.
I bet he was texting.
After the accident he seemed more concerned about the damage to his radiator than plowing into two people.
Pigs need to slow down. I bet he was doing a hundred. Lock him up for attempted murder.
At least in the video clips they give us here, that does appear the case.
How damned stupid. The guys wearing the badges aren’t necessarily there to help ya......
If this trooper is like the cops where I’m at, he was driving at least 20 to 30 mph over the speed limit, and the motorcycle was probably doing less than the speed limit. As others have said, the cop was probably distracted by something, and boom.
The folks who got hit are lucky to be alive, and they will need the unexpected wealth that is coming their way.
Cops in some towns are just the most dangerous gang.
In my dozen interactions with cops over the years, I've never had one encounter in which they were on the innocent citizen's side. They have no interest in enforcing real laws that matter. They do want to raise revenue for the welfare state. That's all they are. The IRS with badges.
He should write them up for impeding a peace officer in the fulfillments of his duties.
No dogs were injured. A positive note. Here’s to a quick recupe of the victims... And a healthy settlement.
“I bet he was texting.”
Has the seat and rug been checked for ‘bodily fluids’?
Maybe the police need to drive a Mercedes with a unique collision avoidance system.
NOTE: It is a well done spoof but an interesting concept.
“Warning I do not brake for Muslims”
Back before state-issued driver’s manuals became cartoon books to accommodate the least literate, driving far below the speed limit - especially at night on a four lane highway - was very specifically discouraged.
An illegal alien crashed into me at about 25 mph while I sat at a red light in Seattle behind a large commercial van. It launched the 800 pound softail and I into that van and up in the air about ten feet coming to a crashing rest on top the cadillac in the next lane.
Of course the illegal had no drivers license/no insurance! The incident took me out of my career (climbing power poles as a distribution lineman) from a snapped thoracic vertebrae and crushed l/s spine...
The point being: ALWAYS WATCH FOR THE EVIL IN THE MIRRORS!
Thanks for the reply. This is a good point about the mirrors. Still, this particular accident was a worst case as far as overtaking traffic from behind goes.
Even if this rider had been attending to the mirrors constantly, he would have had very little time to get off of the road after recognizing that the overtaking car was not slowing and was not going to change lanes. Some drivers don't change lanes until the last minute, and some don't slow until they're uncomfortably close, after all.
It's hard to protect yourself, on a bike or in a car, from someone who is speeding down the highway and not paying any attention to where he is going. This trooper would have driven right into the back of a car carrier had one happened to be there in front of him.
It's an uncomfortable accident to view, to be sure.
You are absolutely correct. You can take action if the speed difference is not too great, but I think the only whay that rider could have prevented that accident is by just going faster in the first place. Not that he should have been. I don’t know what his speed was.