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Wheelie injures kids in Parade

This really sucks for all involved and it really sort of pisses me off to see that CNN, a large media to millions of people, would list this as a top headline on their website. IMO- Incidences like this that are in the media end up influencing people to further stereotype our hobby. I guess I'm adding to it by posting, but I thought I would share.


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NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (AP) -- A motorcycle doing a wheelie in a parade lost control and crashed into the crowd Sunday, seriously injuring three children.

Two 11-year-old girls and a 7-year-old boy were in critical but stable condition at a local hospital, according to broadcast reports.

Witnesses said the motorcyclist was doing a stunt with the front tire off the ground when he lost control and the motorcycle flew into the crowd, landing on the children.

Police apprehended the motorcyclist and were investigating. No charges had been filed Sunday evening.

The parade celebrated local residents who helped elderly people fix up their properties and cleaned up their neighborhoods during the city's 42nd annual Freddie Fixer Day on May 8.

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IMO- Incidences like this that are in the media end up influencing people to further stereotype our hobby. I guess I'm adding to it by posting, but I thought I would share.

I agree. But what can we do? In this "feel good" society we have now, no one really looks AHEAD on the repercussions of their actions.

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I agree. But what can we do? In this "feel good" society we have now, no one really looks AHEAD on the repercussions of their actions.

You actually mean "think ahead", don't you Rob?

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was the guy suppose to perform stunts in the parade or just ride the bike around.

cuz it says the cops apprehended him.
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