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Biker dies due to roadrage..

This F*cker needs to be locked away...

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A night before a driver pinned Igor Kruk's motorcycle to the back of a sport utility vehicle with his car, killing Kruk in what police are calling a fit of road rage, Kruk had a dream his bike was in pieces on the ground and that he was unable to put it together, his family said yesterday.

The dream was telling him to be careful, Kruk told his friends, and so he did not hesitate to go out on his 2004 Yamaha with a friend later Saturday afternoon. Kruk and his friend Victor Fras were headed east on Front Street in Uniondale when they were passed by a brown Honda Accord. Later, police said, they passed it in turn.

That sent the driver of the car, Patrick DeJean, 41, of Uniondale, into a flurry of road rage, police said. He chased the two motorcycles through the streets of Uniondale with witness reports of speeds going up to 70 mph, until DeJean hit the rear of Kruk's bike on Marvin Avenue, dragging him 150 feet until he was pinned to a parked Kia Sportage, police said.

Kruk's bike exploded into pieces, killing him on impact. DeJean got out of the car, his clothes covered in glass, and tried to run away, according to police. Kruk's friend Fras and several witnesses chased him about a quarter of a mile until they caught him and police arrived.

Kruk, 24, a Polish immigrant, lived with his mother in Uniondale, waking up at 6 a.m. each day to work as a house painter, and polishing and upgrading his motorcycle on the weekend.

This wasn't the first time DeJean hit someone with his car, police said. Four years before, in July 2001, DeJean ran over his then-girlfriend, Michelle Bond, with a car after she refused to lend him money, police said. He pleaded guilty to the charge. Police said he served jail time, but records were unavailable last night.

After the 2001 case, DeJean surrendered his New York driver's license but got a new one in Pennsylvania, police said. Yesterday, as police escorted him to his arraignment at First District Court in Hempstead on charges of second-degree murder and leaving the scene of a fatal accident, he had few words.

"I'm sorry," said DeJean, in blue hospital pants and a white and blue gown. "I had an accident."

Relatives of DeJean said police incorrectly described the 2001 charges. Ralph DuVal, his younger brother, said Bond stepped in front of the car after DeJean caught her standing outside in another man's embrace and started to drive away. They said DeJean is also a motorcycle driver and described him as a soft-tempered father of three children who works as an accountant.

Bond could not be reached for comment.

"People who drive cars tend to dislike guys on the motorcycles to go past them," DuVal said outside his home. "But he rides also. That wouldn't occur."

In court, though, Nassau County Assistant District Attorney Bob Biancavilla described cars as DeJean's "weapon of choice." He was ordered held without bail on the current charges.

"This, pure and simple, is a case of road rage," said Det. Sgt. Dennis Barry of the Nassau Homicide Squad. "The scene looked like a war zone."

Shortly after the 4:14 p.m. crash Saturday, one of Kruk's friends showed up at his house and told his mother, Irena Kruk, there had been an accident. She said she rushed to the scene, where she saw a crumpled motorcycle and a crowd of police.

"Is my son still alive?" she asked one of the officers. They took her aside and apologized for the loss, she said, advising her not to look at what was left of her son's badly burned body.

"No body," Irena Kruk said yesterday, her face turning red and her blue eyes filling with tears.

Irena Kruk said her son was going to return today to Poland to visit with his father, who was going to give him some of his farmland in eastern Poland. He worked as a painter, she said, and had dreams of opening his own business. He had been riding different types of scooters and motorcycles since he was 11 years old, she said, calling the Yamaha bike "his girlfriend."

"Sleep more, you're young," she said she would often tell her hard-working son. "You see how it's a beautiful day," he would respond before heading out.

"Now he go to sleep," she said, tears dripping from her eyes at the recollection. "He won't see nothing."

Avoiding a roadway confrontation

"Here are rules of the road from AAA, traffic safety and law enforcement agencies that will help you avoid triggering - or becoming a target of - aggressive drivers:

Yield to the right for any vehicle that wants to pass you. Never block a passing lane.

Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front of you.

Signal well before you switch lanes or turn. Take care not to cut anyone off, and make sure to turn your turn signal off when your maneuver is completed.

Keep headlights on low beam; dim your lights for oncoming traffic. Never approach a vehicle from the rear with high beams.

Don't talk on a cell phone while driving. But if you must, keep your eyes on the road at all times.

Don't put decals, bumper stickers or vanity plates on your vehicle that might offend other motorists.

Avoid eye contact with other motorists. Keep your hands on the wheel. Avoid gestures that can be misinterpreted as insults.

Never exit your vehicle to confront an angry driver.

Get out of the way of the aggressive driver as soon as possible. If a motorist pursues you, don't drive home. Drive to a police station or public place where you can get help. Call 911.

Don't drive when you're tired, upset, angry or sick.

Sources: AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; National Highway Traffic Safety Commission; California Highway Patrol;

National Motorists Association.

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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 09-27-2005, 11:46 AM
 
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Thats really upsetting, its stories like that, that make me think twice when getting on a motorcycle. I wish things like this just did not happen, as it would make it easier for my parents to swallow the fact that I drive a motorcycle. This is closer to heart for me too, as I am a ukrainian immigrant.
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That is some fucked up shit. This dude has a history of losing it when driving. He needs to be locked away for the majority of his life and to NEVER be behind the wheel again. What a piece of shit drain on society. I feel bad for the families of both the deceased and the excrement that killed him.

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I would say death penalty is appropriate in something like this.
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I would say death penalty is appropriate in something like this.
Couldn't agree more...
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yea this dude needs to shot in the leg and have kruk's friend run his ass over.
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yea this dude needs to shot in the leg and have kruk's friend run his ass over.
and over,and over,and over...................

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There is one other that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; National Highway Traffic Safety Commission and California Highway Patrol, and National Motorists Association forgot. It's called concealed carry baby.

It may be illegal in the Republic of Illinois, but it will keep you alive, or at least even the odds a bit.

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There is one other that the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety; National Highway Traffic Safety Commission and California Highway Patrol, and National Motorists Association forgot. It's called concealed carry baby.

It may be illegal in the Republic of Illinois, but it will keep you alive.
how the hell do ya figure? As he's gettin hit by the car, he's gonna pull out the gun and start shootin the vehicle? yeah, that'll stop it
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In this guys case, you're right. I was referring to the following:

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Avoiding a roadway confrontation

"Here are rules of the road from AAA, traffic safety and law enforcement agencies that will help you avoid triggering - or becoming a target of - aggressive drivers:
I was referring to the general rules that these organizations put forward that wouldn't have worked in this case either, but are still there for your viewing pleasure.

And if I may indulge in a bit of speculation, a motorcycle can go places that cars can not such as between tight spaces such as cars, buildings, etc. If an opportunity arose for Kruk to squeeze between two objects that the car could not get to and park his bike off in a gangway, between cars, or something along those lines. He could have got off his bike and popped the son of a bitch. But again, that is speculation because I am not sure of the circumstances.

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Oops. You know. You're right. It says being a target. Shooting back prevents one from being a victim, but you're still a target. My bad.

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I still fail to see how having a concealed gun, and even displaying it, would have helped matters.

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In this guys case, it wouldn't have as I stated a couple of posts before this one.

Oh forget it.

In any event, it's sorry to hear about a fellow rider go down. Especially because of road rage.

RIP.

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damn. That's right next to where I work. It's weird because cagers here seem to not mind bikes as much as chicago. Riders lane split all the time and nobody seems to get pissed off about it like they do back home.

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I fail to see how a Honda Civic caught up with a bike?!?! I would have been out of there

The driver was a father of 3...he should be locked up and not able to ever see his children again...and if I were the motorcyclist's mother, I'd be sending care packages every day to his cell mate Bubba asking him to take "special" care of my new dear friend
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Should be an open and shut case for this POS.




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Sad... this reminds me, there was an incident in Chicago a couple months back where some "troubled" girl drove 70 mph on a city street in an attempt to kill herself or something...she ended up killing 3 guys in a car who were stopped at a light.

Cars need "psycho" detectors in them so they can sense the driver going ape and kill the engine immediately. Maybe eject the driver thru the sunroof as well.

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I had a close call this morning. Some asswipe swerved right in front of me. But Ill rather let it go and forget about it. Rip to the dude
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I had a close call this morning. Some asswipe swerved right in front of me. But Ill rather let it go and forget about it. Rip to the dude

Takes me a day to forget about my incidents. These people have no concern for others and put your life in danger. You can sacrifice your life so someone can save 2 seconds of time in traffic.

Guy in the civic needs to be held hostage by the taliban and be video taped.
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As sad as this is, and as messed up as it is, it should serve to keep us aware that there are people out there, road rage or not, who target motorcycles. Don't be fooled... or complacent, there are people out there who will pull right up to a motorcycle, look straight at the driver, smile... and turn right into you on purpose.

Be AWARE, Be DEFENSIVE, and ALWAYS expect the worst and kow your "Outs" you can put that bike in a place where people can't get to you, you can out run, out turn, out brake.. but for goodness sake, get the heck away from a threat at the first sign of any danger.

The last thing that we need is someone else to get hurt from this kind of crap. Just remember, morons come in all shapes and sizes.

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I have been run off the road twice intentionally by a car driver in my history of riding on the road. It happens, and I am sure that all of us know someone that has been through similar situations. Let's try to increase our riding ability through training, i.e. Ken's class and/or NESBA, let's try to increase our awareness and our defensive capabilities, and of course the most important part, whether you are screwing around or not is to remain aware, and to always know your "outs".

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death penalty would be good in this case, but let him rot in prison for 1 year with "bubba" as his cell roomie.
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I wouldn't let him serve time. And the death penalty would be too quick and painless for this guy. I would tie him to the back of a Kia and then slam a honda into him to bust up his knees. Then douse him with gas and get the marshmellows ready and light him up. Let him suffer the same pain that the poor guy on the bike went through. I bet his mom would be the first one to throw a match at this a$$hole.
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This person needs to be put away and not put to death. Death would be too easy on him. He neeeds to suffer every day of his useless life. Daily puplic caining done by a martial arts specialist would be fair punishment. The blows are so painful that the person passes out. Usually they are revived with smelling salts and cained again. I say cain his fucking useless ass every day until he expires.
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I hate it when I hear this kinda shit ....but let it be a reminder to everyone that their are a lot of crazy fucks in the world, if someone pisses you off, just let it go, I surely wouldn't want to see someone injured because of road rage, and then we would have to find that ass and KILL EM .....You just never know when you might come across some physco!!

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