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Lubbock, TX - VERY IMPORTANT and JUST MIGHT P*SS YOU OFF.

http://www.lubbockonline.com/stories...41503033.shtml

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"The driver of a black Buick Regal, who was heading north on University, attempted to turn left onto First Place, Foster said. McGuire reacted too late and his blue Suzuki motorcycle collided with the vehicle's right side."

WHAT? THEY ALMOST THROW THE BLAME FOR HIM NOT REACTING FAST ENOUGH? WTF?



"This type of motorcycle is referred to as a racing motorcycle," Foster said. "Even though it is street legal, it encourages nothing but speed."

GIVE ME A FUC*ING BREAK!
YOU KNOW I OFTEN WONDER IF THESE WRITERS HAVE A FRIGGIN CLUE AS TO WHAT THEY WRITE! PISSES ME OFF!!!!!!!!

Thanks Kim. Good research to find that
Damage did not look that bad on the bike though?

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I think the Chief of Police could use some intelligently-written feedback on the public's perception of the ignorant comments of his officers.

And to put credit where it's due... I saw this on the CCS board this morning.

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What I wonder if she would have been charged if the rider was on a Harley Great now cagers will get the message that the cops will look the other way if they cream a sport rider, that whole story was so much

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I sent a response to them. Simply pathetic! Yep, he failed to react fast enough... to something that wasn't supposed to happen in the first place.

Watch yourselves! There are dumbasses everywhere!

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Even the guy that cut me off got a citation
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almost like deja-vu for me. had the same thing happen a few years ago - soccer mom in a minivan made a left turn in front of me, and I t-boned her. cop let her go home and wrote me three tickets... "failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident" (i guess my skid mark didn't count as evidence that i did try to avoid her), "too fast for conditions" (it was a sunny 70-degree May afternoon), and i don't remember what the 3rd one was. but according to the officer, i was definitely speeding, because "those things can get up there pretty quick..."

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I wrote the chief a message.
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Well i could'nt take the stewing so i wrote a letter. Here is a copy of my letter. Sorry for the long post---

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To: Chief of Police- Lubbock Texas.

It has been brought to my attention here in Roselle Illinois an article in your city/town concerning the death of a fellow motorcycle enthusiast who happened to work for Fox. I must say i was saddened by the lost of a fellow enthusiast but then quickly enraged at the gross negligent and unprofessionalism by YOUR police department spokesman. I assume Capt. Richard Foster is your spokesman and does speak for your town/city/ Police Department since an officer of his ranking would surely not give statements to the press without approval.

As unfortunate as the accident was i could not believe Capt Foster would make such an unfair generalization or in other words "Stereo Type" motorcycle enthusiasts. Yes the GSXR is built for speed but yet i do believe a Scooter will also do the speed limit plus. There is only mention of the female making a left hand turn IN FRONT of him and he collided with her. No citations issued in the accident? Is it not illegal in Texas to make a left hand turn without yielding to an oncoming MOTORIST?

Back to Captain Fosters' comment about "built for speed" are you saying all sportbikes are built for speed or just the Suzuki GSXR? Is it also your intention to say if you make an illegal left turn (Failure to Yield) and cause the death of a sportbike rider you will be forgiven and sent on your way without citation? That is what it sounds like from your Departments Spokesman. Please do take into consideration the "Built for Speed" Automobiles. Please correct me if i am wrong but i do believe police vehicles are built for speed as well. If an officer has an accident in the line of duty responding to a call would it be correct to say "unfortunate but you do know those cars are built for speed".

I truly hope my point has been taken and not dismissed as "another biker" email. In response i will say I do ride a Suzuki Sportsbike and i do have a wonderful wife along with a son and daughter. I am also a Veteran of a Foreign War so please do NOT stereotype myself as a "BIKER" when you read this due to the fact of the nature of this letter.

Thank You for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I will be forwarding this article to numerous outlets in hope of enlightening my fellow riders.

Sincerely--- Kelly R. Keatts
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plain old ignorance. its everywhere, and its sickening.

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I also sent a reply to the newspaper. I was pissed that they made it so one sided, but left out objective info like estimated speeds, skid marks, the driving hstory of the lady that killed the rider.

A person was fucking killed and they are jsut going ot dismiss it without close examination of neglegence. And not just any person, a friendly, respectable professional with a wife and 2 children.

I hope the widow sues that woman's ass off in civil court.

Riding a biek shouldn't be a dangerous activity, nor should driving a car, or crossing a street. But hundreds are killed each year because of neglegance.
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Don't know what else to say. Pretty much, yep he had to have been going too fast and had to have been at fault he was ridin one of them fast speed bikes.

What I don't get is how if she was turning left in front of him, was that a legal turn lane? Why would he be on her left side and yet she was turning left? In texas they put a straight through lane to the left of a left turn lane? She probably glanced in her mirror quickly no shoulder check, and continued on over.

I've had people in cars look right at my helmet while proceeding into my lane. Just plain and simple BS.

By the way good letter, well presented.
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Well I let them know how I felt so why dont yall do the same.

Here is a link to the websites feedback column....

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let em have it

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well mine wasnt as professional...but i think they get my point.



that is just FUCKEN horrible! they let someone kill another humman being. yet if that bitch of a driver was to turn left infront of a van full of kids, then i bet she would go to jail huh?

ill make sure to tell the THOUSANDS of motorcycle people to stay the fuck away from that inbreed town!

Absolute retard running that place!



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Absolute retard running that place!
Well im glad I didnt transferr down there when I had the chance that might have been me......

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