Downed rider but not out. - Chicagoland Sportbikes
Chicagoland Sportbikes
 
Open Forum This forum is for all off-topic discussion.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 01:08 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
HellsAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 36
Location: Hampshire, IL
Sportbike: Yamaha Virago
Years Riding: 6 years
How you found us: Deuces
 
Send a message via AIM to HellsAngel
Downed rider but not out.

This morning at 6:05 a white panel truck with ladders on the side sideswiped my brother when he was riding to work. My brother is ok. He has bumps, bruises, a few cuts, and badly jammed thumb. The bike isn't too bad but it's not able to be ridden as the right foot peg and brake lines are bent and need repairing.

I'm told what happened was the truck was moving into the lane that my brother was in and nearly pushed him off the road. My brother hit his brakes and his back tire locked up. He felt the bike going down so he let go of the bike and rolled into the ditch at the side of the road.

If anyone was around Shales Parkway and Route 20 in Elgin this morning and has any details about this white truck, please let me know or call the Elgin Police. The driver of this truck did not stop, nor did the people who witnessed the accident. The only person who stopped was a fellow rider who saw my brother's bike down and my brother in the grassy ditch. I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

As I said, my brother is ok. He is already home and resting but I would really like to catch the person responsible for causing this accident and not having the decency to stop and deal with what he/she did.

Thank you in advance to anyone who has and supplies information on this white panel truck with ladders on the side. Be safe everyone!
HellsAngel is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 01:17 PM
Sarcasm in every post.
 
scout67's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: 40mi West of the City
Posts: 4,538
Location: 40mi West of the City
Sportbike: '01 ZX-6R, '88 Katana 600
Years Riding: 20+yrs.
How you found us: Written on a YWB's ass. Next to "EMR was here"
           
Sucks to hear. Good to hear your brother walked away with somewhat minor injuries.

Ken.


My Garage.

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.
scout67 is offline  
post #3 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 01:27 PM
Moderator
 
Chills's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Naperville, IL
Posts: 23,640
Location: Naperville, IL
Sportbike: Kawi ZX-10R
Years Riding: Since February 2012
How you found us: NESBA bbs
           
Send a message via Yahoo to Chills
Good to hear a fellow rider helping your brother out.

I wonder if the truck driver even knew what he did.

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

I bleed GREEN
Chills is offline  
post #4 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 01:28 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Chicago, il
Posts: 720
Location: Chicago, il
Sportbike: CBR1100XX & CBR1000F
Years Riding: I can't remember that far back.
How you found us: Member
      
Sorry to hear this. Hope your brother heals up quickly and that the bike repairs are not too costly. I just can't believe people would do this and then not even stop. What if it was their family member. I'm thinking that they just didn't see him when they tried to merge him off the road but they had the hear and see him crashing and going off into the ditch. How could you not stop at that point? Hope someone comes forward with some information.
Strek is offline  
post #5 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
HellsAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 36
Location: Hampshire, IL
Sportbike: Yamaha Virago
Years Riding: 6 years
How you found us: Deuces
 
Send a message via AIM to HellsAngel
So far, the police don't have any information on the driver. He may not have seen my brother there, but that doesn't excuse the not stopping. That goes for everyone who kept driving by too. The man who stopped to help was at least a mile behind my brother. That time of day, there are lots of drivers on the road and I can't believe that none of them stopped.

Thanks for all of the well wishes.
HellsAngel is offline  
post #6 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 01:54 PM
The Violator
 
Troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lombard
Posts: 4,101
Location: Lombard
Sportbike: A little bit of everything.
Years Riding: Not nearly enough!
How you found us: On a ride in Colorado
           
Are there cameras at that intersection??
Troy is offline  
post #7 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 02:00 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
HellsAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 36
Location: Hampshire, IL
Sportbike: Yamaha Virago
Years Riding: 6 years
How you found us: Deuces
 
Send a message via AIM to HellsAngel
Not at that one, unfortunately.
HellsAngel is offline  
post #8 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 02:12 PM
The Violator
 
Troy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Lombard
Posts: 4,101
Location: Lombard
Sportbike: A little bit of everything.
Years Riding: Not nearly enough!
How you found us: On a ride in Colorado
           
That sucks. Seems like they're almost everywhere these days...
Troy is offline  
post #9 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
HellsAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 36
Location: Hampshire, IL
Sportbike: Yamaha Virago
Years Riding: 6 years
How you found us: Deuces
 
Send a message via AIM to HellsAngel
According to the officer, the cameras are mainly downtown and they are short on cameras which is why there isn't one at that intersection. I would think they would have one there since it's not the safest intersection but what do I know?
HellsAngel is offline  
post #10 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 02:58 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Crystal Lake il
Posts: 772
Location: Crystal Lake il
Sportbike: Yamaha feejer and Suzuki vstrom
Years Riding: 5 years
How you found us: search engine
           
Send a message via AIM to zed88
I'll keep an eye out in the area
zed88 is offline  
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 04:24 PM
Chief Apex Inspector
 
BLARNEY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bartlett
Posts: 10,598
Location: Bartlett
Sportbike: The Bird is the *word* - XX
Years Riding: Lots
How you found us: Stuck on the bottom of my race boot.......
           
May want to watch that intersection around that same time for about a week.

Many drivers use the same route daily.


Tom

T2
It's ALL between the ears.....
NESBA Midwest CR #82 ( Hey - T2! ) Retired ?
FJR and a Big Red Wing-Thing
BLARNEY's GARAGE
BLARNEY is offline  
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 04:53 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicago Heights
Posts: 3,382
Location: Chicago Heights
Sportbike: 08 gsx six fiddy F
Years Riding: 1
How you found us: forum link
           
Funny how when the camera's can actually do some good they are all the sudden no where to be found. Glad he is ok.

2008 Suzuki gsx 650f.

A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have"
Thomas Jefferson
michowski is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 08:11 PM
Registered User
 
ramenboy...'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: River forest il
Posts: 2,760
Location: River forest il
Sportbike: triumph speed four
Years Riding: 1 year
How you found us: fell asleep on my softail and woke up here
           
Glad your brother's ok. Hopefully there's Witnesses that come forward to help

visor down
nesba #608
ramenboy... is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 08:20 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
HellsAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 36
Location: Hampshire, IL
Sportbike: Yamaha Virago
Years Riding: 6 years
How you found us: Deuces
 
Send a message via AIM to HellsAngel
So far he is doing good. As it turns out, he has a minor concussion. There are no witnesses yet. I have a friend who saw the bike being put on the tow truck but not the accident.

We will be watching the intersection for the truck, just in case it is a daily route for the driver. It will be hard to identify the truck, as he didn't actually hit my brother and there is no damage done to the truck.

From what I hear, the bike may be totaled. I thought the worst of it was a bent right foot peg and brake pedal but it looks like the front tire is out of alignment and so is the rear. We will find out tomorrow if it's just the wheels or if the whole frame is bent.
HellsAngel is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 08:31 PM
Flyin' Lo and Free
 
blkbrdrydr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Rio Rancho
Posts: 324
Location: Rio Rancho
Sportbike: 1998 Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird
Years Riding: too many to count
How you found us: another rider on the street
    
I'm glad James is Ok...my thoughts on this is per the original post, did the van actually hit him or just merge into his lane to make James dodge the hit?...if the van didn't hit him then that would kinda explain why the driver didn't stop, didn't see, hear or know he was there at all...if he did hit him then like most idiots, he got scared and ran...no license, no insurance or warrants could have been a factor...that sucks for sure...I hope someone or the driver comes forward...

1998 Honda CBR 1100XX Blackbird...Puig Touring screen, Corbin Gunfighter/lady saddle, Two Bros. C2 Polished Aluminum Oval Slip-Ons, Factory Pro Stage 1 jet kit, VFR bars, Pazzo style levers, Hyperpro spring kit w/Jaws fork preload adjusters, Roadsmart tires, more to come.

ASE Automotive Master Tech, 20+ years in the business. Will do side jobs at my house, your parts or mine. PM for available services, questions and labor quote. Happy to give advice as well.
blkbrdrydr is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
HellsAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 36
Location: Hampshire, IL
Sportbike: Yamaha Virago
Years Riding: 6 years
How you found us: Deuces
 
Send a message via AIM to HellsAngel
Thanks Scott. From what he said, he was avoiding the hit. I can understand the driver not knowing he was there but what makes me think he knows James was there is he all of a sudden changed his mind on where he was going. James was in the turn lane for Shales Parkway and the truck went into the turn lane. After James went down, the truck went straight on 20. I think he knows he caused it and just didn't want to man up.
HellsAngel is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-11-2012, 09:22 PM
Nic
Registered User
 
Nic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Aurora
Posts: 120
Location: Aurora
Sportbike: '07 FZ6
Years Riding: Since June 2, 2010
How you found us: Neighbor chased me down
 
Good to hear your brother is mostly ok at least.
Nic is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 01:34 AM
C2M
ǝɹoɯʎuɐ ʞɔnɟ ɐ sǝʌıƃ oɥʍ
 
C2M's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Crook county
Posts: 11,372
Location: Crook county
Sportbike: 636/ zzr600/ r6
Years Riding: Since 07
How you found us: bathroom stall
           
So wait there was no contact and your brother locked the rear tire up avoiding a truck merging into a turn lane? So the rear tire locking up is what cause the bike to go down?

go time traveler style and go back in time, fuck his grandma, then shoot forward in time and then fuck his mom. Then return back to present state and call him a the product of two incest whores and hes your son and show video of you plowing the both members of his family. .
C2M is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-12-2012, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
HellsAngel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Hampshire, IL
Posts: 36
Location: Hampshire, IL
Sportbike: Yamaha Virago
Years Riding: 6 years
How you found us: Deuces
 
Send a message via AIM to HellsAngel
From what he described yesterday, the rear tire locking up is what caused the bike to go down. The try k coming into my brother's lane is what caused him to hit the neMesis harder. He was already slowing down as he was getting in a turn lane and getting ready to turn.
HellsAngel is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Chicagoland Sportbikes forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome