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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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Motorcyclist, 21, killed in Palatine collision

(From the Chicago Tribune)

Published June 6, 2005

A 21-year-old man was killed Saturday evening when his motorcycle hit a car in Palatine, police said.
Michael Delamoreaux of the 4100 block of Dixon Drive in Hoffman Estates was riding south on Roselle Road at 7:18 p.m. when he collided with a 2004 Toyota Camry turning left from northbound Roselle onto Appleby Road, Cmdr. Mike Seebacher said.
The Camry's driver and sole occupant, a 17-year-old girl from Palatine, was not injured, he said.
Police are investigating and have not yet determined who was at fault, Seebacher said. No charges had been filed as of Sunday.
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This is unbelievable. I've known Mike since I was 13 and just rode with him Friday evening. He'd owned several different motorcycles throughout his life and and was obsessed with the GSX-R, dreaming about finally owning one. About 2 weeks ago he finally bought a 2004 600 for cheap with some junk bodywork that he was replacing, but keeping at a friend's house. Saturday night he was riding with that such friend where he T-boned a car right around the street from where we live. Sources say that he was not wearing his helmet and that it was attached to the side of the bike, and that he suffered massive head trauma. I've learned a lot from him in my life but now I can say that I'm wearing my helmet every time I ride no matter how stupid I look. I can't help but think he might still be here if he was wearing his. You guys don't know me and are free to do whatever you want but understand no matter how good you are or think you are, you're gonna die if you crash into something or if someone crashes into you. It doesn't even have to be your fault. So wear a helmet, it's your life.

*Second story does more justice
http://www.dailyherald.com/search/pr...y.asp?id=57910

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post #2 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-06-2005, 11:52 AM
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....now I can say that I'm wearing my helmet every time I ride no matter how stupid I look.....

sorry for your loss man, its unfortunate that many of us make this decision because of something like this.

rest in peace.

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Sad story. RIP. I read this on the Trib this morning

Cagers turning left in front of me are my biggest fear. They just don't care enough to wait for you to pass or feel like they are superior to bikers and they have the right of way. It seems in this case that the young girl driving probably was in a hurry and figured she could make it through before he passed. When I'm in my Tahoe I can play the "go ahead and test your luck, turn in front of me", but on my bike I make sure that turning cager stops or I stop regardless of a green light or not. I have read this story ^ far to many times to trust a turning cager.

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Wow, that's only a few blocks away from me. Fairly residential and laid back area so I doubt he was going fast. But then again you don't have to be going that fast when you get cut off by the left hand turn moron. That happened to me on one of my first bikes. I was out riding in an Ohio state park when I got cut off. I was only going about 10-15mph. I tried to go around the stopped vehicle that was in the intersection and my tires slipped on pea gravel on the side of the road. I went down a small incline sliding on wet grass and finally came to a stop when my helmet smacked a dock sized post lining the parkway. When I got up and took off my Shoei RF700, the top was completely flattened from the impact.

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Sorry for your loss and my prayers go out to his family.



One thing I don't understand is why do people ride with no helmet on but have it mounted on the seat. If you have it use it. You look more stupid not wearing a helmet that you do wearing one. To each his own I guess
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RIP.

When are they going to make cagers criminally liable for pulling these left turn shenanigans?
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.............but now I can say that I'm wearing my helmet every time I ride no matter how stupid I look............
RIP.

No-one looks stupid wearing a helmet (unless its one of those novelty ones)....sorry to hear about your friend.

I am sorry it takes sobering incidents like this to make people understand the importance of a helmet.

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It wouldn't surprise me if she was on her cell phone too. It's sad. Of course accidents happen, so it's best to prepared as you can. I'm sorry you lost your good friend. My thoughts are with you and his family.
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Cagers turning left in front of me are my biggest fear.
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I've learned a lot from him in my life but now I can say that I'm wearing my helmet every time I ride no matter how stupid I look.
Who told you that you look stupid when you're wearing a helmet? I'm betting that there's plenty of times when looking stupid doesn't even enter your mind as a concern.

Sorry to hear about your friend.

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When are they going to make cagers criminally liable for pulling these left turn shenanigans?
Wont ever happen.
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If you're on a sportbike, you look stupid without a helmet...in my opinion.

Sorry to hear about your friend, I grew up over there and still ride all those streets. When I saw the article, I was worried it might be one of my old friends. RIP.
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+1 on wearing gear all the time, saved my life when i crashed last wednesday.
A big +1 on that; just make sure your next helmet fits a little tighter so it doesn't come off after impact. Check Scorpion's website for a nice fitment guide to test for extra play...

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very sad.. a co-worker of mine's brother is a palatine detective and was investigating this over the weekend. just drove by as a matter of fact and there were friends/family setting up cross' on the side of the road.. RIP


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Sad story. RIP. I read this on the Trib this morning

Cagers turning left in front of me are my biggest fear. They just don't care enough to wait for you to pass or feel like they are superior to bikers and they have the right of way. It seems in this case that the young girl driving probably was in a hurry and figured she could make it through before he passed. When I'm in my Tahoe I can play the "go ahead and test your luck, turn in front of me", but on my bike I make sure that turning cager stops or I stop regardless of a green light or not. I have read this story ^ far to many times to trust a turning cager.



More likely she didn't see him. Drivers in general, and young ones in particular, just don't see us. It doesn't occur to them to look for us because they are looking for other cars. They look for cars and things that look like cars. Therefore, they can look right at a motorcyclist and not realize what they are about to do.
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Jesus he might of survived if he had worn the helmet RIP.

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