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Old 06-03-2013, 09:28 AM   #16
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He didn't respond.


You couldn't have hauled him in at that point? Did he get to drive away? Due to his age? That's complete nonsense, 12 year olds get arrested all the time...this guy should be sitting in jail awaiting trial.
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Old 06-03-2013, 07:04 PM   #17
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Regarding the driving and the elderly - its a tough situation. When my mother was 90 we decided that it was time for her to hand over the keys and her license. She didn't agree. Long story short the DMV was of no help, so I wrote a letter on offical looking DMV letterhead instructing her to turn in her drivers license and included a stamped and addressed envelope she could return the license in. Fortunately she didn't realize the address was mine. I got the license and she gave her car to one of the grandkids. Thank God.
If I run into any family members of the elderly that are having the same problem, I will recommend that to them. Thanks.
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Old 06-05-2013, 06:49 AM   #18
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Payoff for Situational Awareness - Great Job !

First, thank goodness you came out of that one alive! Excellent write-up. Just think how differently this would have turned out if a mere fraction of your attention had been diverted with fumbling around with an i-pod, cell phone, GPS, or other such nonsense while operating a bike. Great Job!
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:22 AM   #19
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Hate that this involved someone who was probably a WWII vet but let's face it part of life is knowing when to quit while you're ahead. And of course fleeing the scene is inexcusable.
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Old 06-05-2013, 09:21 AM   #20
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If he did think he merely hit a guardrail, what was his excuse for fleeing at over 100 mph!!?

My late father, would have hauled out that "fellow vet" and given him some flashbacks to the war, alright.

At first I couldn't really even see any damage on the Ural.

Great that you weren't injured, mate!
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Old 06-05-2013, 12:41 PM   #21
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Wow! A guard rail with wheels!
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Old 06-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #22
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Keep us posted on your next bike purchase with the insurance check
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Old 06-05-2013, 07:14 PM   #23
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It would be un-American to pull a drivers license at an arbitrary age. Mandatory annual retesting would pass muster.
Teenagers are more dangerous than the elderly on the road.
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:18 AM   #24
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It would be un-American to pull a drivers license at an arbitrary age. Mandatory annual retesting would pass muster.
Teenagers are more dangerous than the elderly on the road.
That's quite debatable...
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Old 06-06-2013, 08:28 AM   #25
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Another officer and long time riding buddy of mine who was first on the scene walked up to me and said he had determined the cause of the accident.

He pointed at the license plate that I put on that very day, and then pointed at the old dude's hat which was a WWII hat. Then he said, "He hates Naaaahzis, saw the bike and had a flashback!" I thought that was pretty funny since the plate is a play on words since most people that see the bike ask if it is German.
Sorry for the loss. Definitely sucks, but if anything, the good thing is that you're OK.

As for the fossil (why would you drive 100+mph if you think you hit the guardrail??), I doubt anything serious will happen to him...

Examples: Cleveland,OH "accident" (read the link that talks about the secretary at an auto dealership) and the follow-up.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:19 AM   #26
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Sorry for the loss. Definitely sucks, but if anything, the good thing is that you're OK.

As for the fossil (why would you drive 100+mph if you think you hit the guardrail??), I doubt anything serious will happen to him...

Examples: Cleveland,OH "accident" (read the link that talks about the secretary at an auto dealership) and the follow-up.
This reminds me of a case in Toronto a few years ago, female driver in her 80's ran down a jogger and dragged her, pinned under the car and screaming in agony, for well over a kilometer at slow speed while bystanders tried to get her to stop including pounding on the windows while running beside the slow moving car.

After the bloody carcass finally detached when she rounded a corner, the driver continued on to her house, pulled into the garage, closed the door and went inside, locked the door and closed all the curtains.

By her actions it was clear she knew exactly what she had done but claimed she was never aware of the incident.

If memory serves, no prison time but they did pull her license.

Not much comfort for the grieving family of the young woman who died.
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Old 06-06-2013, 10:05 AM   #27
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My buddy got rammed by a car while on my bicycle right next to me when I was jogging. When they tried to drive off with my bike still under the car, I dragged the driver out of the car through the window while BOTH he and his intoxicated GF were yelling at me about what the hell was I doing. Then they tried telling the cops that SHE was driving. He had several DUIs and a suspended license.

Another time, some pinhead and his friends tried to do a dine-n-dash at a restaurant I was managing. I caught him about a mile later as some off-duty cops were rolling out of a nearby bar. He tried telling them that he was just walking out to the car. I commented that he was "walking out to the car like Jesse Owens". The cops just about pissed themselves laughing.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:26 AM   #28
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You dont speed off at 100+ for a guardrail unless you know for a fact that your doing something wrong. such as hitting my father on a bike then a huge truck then fleeing the scene. luckily that truck was able to catch up to it and it went east towards plainfield. and not west to open highway. glad he has to pay every cent of damage. He most definitely doesnt need to be driving. id be alittle upset if you werent able to ride anymore...

just keep on riding!
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Old 06-11-2013, 07:14 AM   #29
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" Then he said, "He hates Naaaahzis, saw the bike and had a flashback!" I thought that was pretty funny since the plate is a play on words since most people that see the bike ask if it is German."
Thats sarcasm only cops understand. Most people are still dramatised after being hit. haha
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Old 06-11-2013, 01:19 PM   #30
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" Then he said, "He hates Naaaahzis, saw the bike and had a flashback!" I thought that was pretty funny since the plate is a play on words since most people that see the bike ask if it is German."
Thats sarcasm only cops understand. Most people are still dramatised after being hit. haha
That is definitely the truth. I have been on scenes when men and women alike, teens and even the parents that show up for the teens were all scatter brained like they popped a logic and reason 10A fuse. When the maximum amount of amps flowing through that fuse at the time of the crash could be measured in kiloamps. Im not sure what it is about small fender benders that throws people into a fugue state. It is odd. But yes. We do indeed have gallows humor.

So far the bike is in Ohio at Heindl Engineering. They stated that the frame was not bent. But the swing arm was slightly. So they are basically replacing everything that was touched. The list of things replaced looks satisfactory.
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