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    Question Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    My husband was out riding his motorcycle today, and said he saw a bad motorcycle wreck on 49 in the northbound lane just north of where the cattle sale is. Does anyone know if the guy was okay? He came up on it right after it happened-- said he could still smell burned rubber and the EMTs and cops weren't there yet. Plenty of people had stopped to help, so he didn't stop, but was wondering what happened and if the guy is okay.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Was it a black guy?

    One of my friend's (ex co-worker) text me this afternoon saying a guy that worked with both of us (still works there) wrecked his bike doing around 70 mph going down the highway. Said he didn't know where it happened but that he was in the hospital and he would be alright.

    From the sounds of it, he got lucky. I hope this is the same one you're talking about, or else it wasn't a good day for motorcycle riders.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Saw it on the news at ten.. Looke dlike he was on a croch rocket.. The clip on tv showed him with his hands wrapped up. Looked like he had some serious road rash on the hands.. Refused treatment.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Prolly from out this way toward bassfield and prentiss.....they are going crazy now that the weather turned decent.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Only thing at H'burg American...No fatalities though...
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    Troopers responded to two accidents, one with injuries
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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Sounds like the guy got lucky.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Yes, it was a black guy. I saw it happen.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    I've heard that 90% of bike wrecks are caused by car drivers. Of the 10% left over 90% are caused by stupidity, or carelessness. Of the wrecks I've been in 100% were caused by automobile drivers, but could have been avoided if I'd had my head in the game. Biking is not a casual game.
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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Yeah, people talk about going for a ride to relax, but the only time I can relax on my motorcycle-- even a little-- is if I've got a stretch of road with absolutely no one else on it. The rest of the time, I'm on guard. I don't like riding in traffic. People simply don't see motorcycles like they do other cars or trucks.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Quote Originally Posted by SNAFU View Post
    Yes, it was a black guy. I saw it happen.
    The traffic was thick and this guy was impatient----weaving in and out around the cars. Wife looked over at me and said "he is going to cause a wreck". 15 seconds later it happened. He was walking around when we got to him. It could have been much worse for him and the others.
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    Constant vigilance on a bike. Sorry to hear someone had a wreck.
    There were bikes everywhere I went this weekend.
    If he refused treatment maybe it wasn't so bad, glad for him if this is the case.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Well, since there are two sides to every story.

    I know the guy personally (I did find out it was him). He's still in the hospital. Only thing wrong with him is road rash (3rd degree burn on his hands) and a cherry on his leg. He owns about 3 crotch rockets.

    He said a car pulled out in front of him and his only options were to hit the vehicle or lay the bike down, so he laid it down.

    He was a very lucky dude, this time.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Not sure if that's the same one my husband saw. He said the bike he saw was completely obliterated in the front-- like the forks/front end were gone. Sounds like he laid it down into the side of a car. I guess he could've laid it down and still jacked it up that bad in the front.

    Hope I never have to find out.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    This guy wrecked on 49 out by Dairy Fresh in that area I believe.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Crotch rocket wreck in Ridgeland on 51 yesterday, one dead.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    I looked online at WDAM and HA, but found no picture or video clip. I was wondering what the bike looked like because I saw some idiot on a blue crotch rocket running the Gandy at what looked to be around 100 mph, weaving in and out of traffic, going through Glendale and heading towards 59. I was wondering if it was him that wrecked out.
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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    Quote Originally Posted by 58ford View Post
    I've heard that 90% of bike wrecks are caused by car drivers. Of the 10% left over 90% are caused by stupidity, or carelessness. Of the wrecks I've been in 100% were caused by automobile drivers, but could have been avoided if I'd had my head in the game. Biking is not a casual game.
    Kinda backwards. 90% caused of cranial rectal disease, the other 10% by same disease in a car.

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    Re: Motorcycle wreck on 49 today?

    I remember I had an old CB 900 and a guy at a bar asked me how fast I'd been on it. I told him about 80. He responded, Are you kidding me that bike'll only do 80?? I said, no it'll probably go a lot faster, I'm just not gonna do it.
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    Always someone asking how fast a bike will go. Usually for most of the makes I know but my standard answer if fast enough to get me here, haul me to a few stops and get me back home before Fall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guru View Post
    Always someone asking how fast a bike will go. Usually for most of the makes I know but my standard answer if fast enough to get me here, haul me to a few stops and get me back home before Fall.
    I just tell them faster than the law allows...
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