Skip to comments.Stunt motorcyclists blamed in serious accident
Posted on 08/25/2004 3:19:16 PM PDT by PinnedAndRecessed
ST. LOUIS, Missouri (AP) -- Authorities are searching for a pack of highway stunt motorcyclists blamed for a wreck that seriously hurt five people in a sport utility vehicle.
A handful of motorcyclists were on Highway 364 Saturday when they changed lanes and cut off a Ford Explorer, forcing that vehicle to swerve to the right and hit a Chevrolet Suburban.
The Suburban tumbled down an embankment, ejecting most of its eight occupants. Five people in that vehicle were seriously injured; the other three sustained lesser harm. Only one was wearing a seat belt.
By some accounts, a chase vehicle was filming the motorcyclists.
Witnesses said the motorcyclists were "riding wheelies, showing off, doing stunts," with another vehicle following them, Patrol Cpl. Jeff Myers said. He called the antics "total disregard for the safety of others."
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He rides a Harley, there will be no common ground with him. Give it up.
And to the other poster, I have a Triumph TT600 very fast, very light and I can't get over 160
You're going to quibble over a few miles per hour? Mid 190's is way too close to 200 for my taste. Fine, I'll revise my statement to say that for under $15,000 with very minor mods to defeat electronic limiters you can have a bike that approach speeds of 200mph. It's insane.
And to the other poster, I have a Triumph TT600 very fast, very light and I can't get over 160
How reliable has your Triumph been? I'm leaning strongly towards buying a Triumph America for my second bike, but I'm still a little shakey on Triumph's dealer network.
Idiots are everywhere.
What I think is really funny is in your zeal to hate anything with plastic on it, you do not realize to someone in a cage we are all the same. They do not care if a bike has plastic on it, chrome, loud pipes, quiet pipes, neon lights, mickey mouse airbrushed on the side, or anything else. They see us all the same and any legislation or laws passed against motorcycles influences us all.
You make the same mistake shotgunners make when it comes to gun control legislation. They are not against it because they have no use for those 'ugly guns'. You are no different.
I don't care what someone rides. My friends have Harleys (with open pipes), BMWs, Suzukis, Yamahas, Triumphs and some exotics. We give each other a hard time but we realize we are all in it together and in the end respect each other. When I pass another bike, I wave. I don't care what style or make it is. You might want to try it someday. You might even learn something from those guys you despise.
My bike maxes out around 155 so at least you are faster than me.
I was in the Navy also, does that make me a double squid?
How about a swabbie squid?
"They have caused more than one accident as the result of some driver changing lanes and not seeing the idiots,"
You don`t have to be an idiot for someone to change lanes into you on a motorcycle. Sometimes, its the idiot in the car that is the problem, not the person on the motorcycle. Some motorcyclist actually obey the law and are very safe on the road.
I agree with you on these "stunt bike" riders being morons though. I like putting my signal on when I see them coming up on me. That usually gets a quick hand on the brake from them.
You know what, you're right. I let my feelings get the better of me. I apologize.
"Squids cut cars off all the time. Mere words can't describe the morons who're caught up in this phenomenon."
I have seen people get the crap scared out of them because a squid blasted by them at 150 miles an hour, and then swerved out of their lane after the fact.
Also seen it from a big twin cruiser with ""loud"" exhaust pipes screaming by a vehicle, and the driver got blasted from the noise and swerved out of their lane.
Both types are idiots in my book.
Well your alright in my book now even if you do drive a rattle-machine :) J/k ride safe/be free.
Yeah, that makes a bit more sense to me. Thanks.
Apology accepted. If you make it down to South Florida, let me know and I will even let you take my bike for a spin. You might find out how much fun those plastic covered things really are.
P.S. I promise I won't tell anyone and ruin your reputation. :)
"Funny that we terrorize old people but he fails to realize how much they terrorize us."
LOL. You do have a point there.
Same here. My guess is the SUV driver was a woman and irrationally panicked. There are a lot of stupid novice drivers out there.
The Explorer, driven by a 16-year-old, swerved to the right and struck the left side of a Chevrolet Suburban, causing it to overturn and roll down an embankment, the patrol said.
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sounds like you ran into what is known as a "biker gang". serious a**holes, and I am glad you took appropriate care of them.
BTW I own a "squid", a cruiser and a dual purpose. [almost] all the a**holes on bikes around here are on Harleys. serious jerkoffs. I'm in Milwaukee.
Someone needs to give that boy a ticket for violating the laws of physics.
Unsafe passing & cut in 'too close' to avoid a head-on would be about all that would fly for the 'cutting off'.
But the article doesn't mention anything like that.
Beer-for-brains also works.
I do know I worked too many years in ERs ICUs & orthopedic wards to rule out anyone doing anything while in, on, around, or under something with one or more wheels.
OTOH, we have huge batches of Sturgis bikers in our area every year, and only a few---a VERY few--have pulled any extremely stupid stunts. It happens every year that at least one does. The overwhelming majority don't.
Some get noticed for their really bitchin' custom bikes; a few get noticed for their lack of riding skills. Most just blend in.
One of these days, I'll unpack the boxes, find the replacement parts I need, and get my 180-Dream reassembled. She ain't fast, but sure is comfortable.
I don't know what to call them really. What I do know is that they're becoming more common, and more troublesome, and they universally have a problem with guys riding cruisers. I need to remind myself that there are a lot of good people on sport bikes, because that's what they like to ride.
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I found it quite amusing. Thanks for the laugh.
a taxi played chicken with me last month on my motorcycle. i lost. the scabs heeled nicely though and the bike sustained no real damage. the cabbie never even knew i was there and just kept going.
I have been saying for years that this would happen.
They're lucky nobody was killed.
Thanks... didn't know the squids comment.. Thought we were gettin into a slam of sailors... lol
I ride and have for a long time now, and NOTHING, absolutely NOTHING pisses me off more then when I see people doing this kind of crap on the highways and public roads! Not even the ignorant smokers that flick their still burning butts out their windows while I am behind or beside them and have to dodge the little napalms.
Folks pulling this sort of stuff need the book thrown at them.. they are threat to the rest of the folks on the road, and also help cause the vast majority of motorcycles to get bad repuations.
I say find em and throw the book at em, ever damn charge you can come up with and no plea bargaining them away.
I bet if you take a poll of cagers, more of them get angry over loud pipes than stunting.
Yea, right... cagers are mad over loud pipes over rice rockets cutting them off with their kids in the car and pulling stupid stunds around their vehicles.....
"Careless and Impudeet 4" is like no other video on the market..the Streetfighterz take you all over the streets and highways of St. Louis pulling off stunts that will leave you screaming. All the tricks you've seen a million times on dragstips and in parking lots, see what happens when its all taken to the streets and highways. The DVD includes 30 minutes of bonus footage.
Huh? Punctuation is a wonderful thing...
Didn't happen to be in Peurto Rico about 25 years ago when I was sight seeing on a rental motorcycle and an on coming car crossed over and came right at me?
That car was driving at cursing speed too.