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Found this while searching the internet.  This happened yesterday in Texas.  Watch out, some people like this man just don't care that they hit us!!!!!!
https://www.facebook.com/eric.sanders.585/videos/10206338559935597/
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2015, 09:40:42 pm »
That is just wrong. Wrong. That driver needs to go to jail for attempted homicide.  >:(
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2015, 10:13:03 pm »
My God. That old bastard better serve time and lose everything he fricking owns. He didn't even care what he did to those people. Just wanted preserve his double yellow line. Damn!
Can't believe the guy with the camera showed that much restraint. I wouldn't have faired so well restraining myself.

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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2015, 10:36:01 pm »
Apparently he wasn't cited for anything.  At a minimum, failure to yield the center line, but in my opinion, that was attempted vehicular homicide x2, 1 each for rider and passenger!!!!!! Yes the rider was wrong for passing on a double yellow, but he didn't deserve to be DEAD wrong doing it!!
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2015, 10:48:16 pm »
If nothing is done to the driver of the car I have a feeling with his number plate being shown on the video justice will be served eventually  ::)
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: October 19, 2015, 01:32:57 am »
That is scary!   :-\

I admit it, I have passed over the double yellow.  Yes it is both illegal and irresponsible, but the drivers reaction is WAY out of line.

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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #6 on: October 19, 2015, 11:33:36 am »
passing on the double yellow should have nothing to do with this. That's a fault, yes. it was not contributory as the car driver had the breach the line in order to hit the bike. that's a fault, too,

 I have long said serial killers know how to drive, in fact it's how they remain successful... don't' hunt in the same area. I believe some accidents, like this one, aren't accidental at all. It was a deliberate attempt to kill the bikers.

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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2015, 11:57:20 am »
The driver's name was posted in the comments. I grew up in Texas -this guy might be safer in jail.

The guy filming seemed to be in gear - the others not so much. Lucky lucky lucky this wasn't a more gruesome scene.


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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2015, 01:46:38 pm »
Wow.   That leaves my stomach in a knot. 

Camera Guy:  Hey dude, you swerved over to hit them.

Old Guy:  I don't care.

I agree with mnbikeguy;  the camera guy really showed restraint.  I shutter to think what I would have done in the same situation.  When he said "I don't care", my head just about exploded just watching the video. 
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2015, 02:09:30 pm »
I lived in an area with 2-lanes & farmers and there are times when crossing the double yellow makes sense to the citizens.  It can be habit forming.  A wagon full of hay with one wheel on the shoulder to say "pass me" is different from a guy who's already doing 10 over the speed limit.
I didn't see any passing zones or speed limit signs so I'm wondering why there was a double yellow there, maybe due to citizen's complaints for that road?  The wide angle video makes everything look very fast and the straights look long but I'd have to make an effort to guess how fast they were going and whether the double yellow was there just to save bureaucrat time or because it was a school bus route or whatever.
I might suspect the driver's intent was to make the biker pass one car at a time.  I don't recall another car coming the opposite way that could have been a threat to a double pass.  The biker didn't seem to have any resources left to swerve himself to avoid getting hit.  The car didn't go much past the point where it hit the bike, I think any practiced lane splitter would have survived that without contact if the driver stuck to the middle of the road.
Still, regardless of who was how much at fault, I hope the riders weren't badly injured and soon fully recover.
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2015, 02:25:42 pm »
I might suspect the driver's intent was to make the biker pass one car at a time.  The car didn't go much past the point where it hit the bike, I think any practiced lane splitter would have survived that without contact if the driver stuck to the middle of the road.
Still, regardless of who was how much at fault, I hope the riders weren't badly injured and soon fully recover.

I think the driver's intent was very clear.  He was pissed that someone was passing him and decided to take them out.  His movement was so sudden that I don't even think an experienced lane splitter could have avoided it.  As I ride along, I am always expecting the guy in the other lane to change lanes.  But you watch the car and see the beginning of the drift.  There was no drift; that was a violent swerve. 

I agree with your final sentiment; I wish the best for the riders.  I am surprised that they weren't hurt worse given the speed involved.

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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2015, 04:19:30 pm »
Probably did do it on purpose.....first thing out of his mouth was something about the double line. Humans are weird, we like to 'TEACH PEOPLE A LESSON'. I have seen it with friends driving as well as often with my dear old dad (crazy bad driver, I used to tell people if they saw a silver buick regal pick another route). I hate to admit but I have done it myself, such as tapping on the brake when someone is following too close or leaving my bights on, on purpose by accident. And, a lot of these humans hate to be passed.
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2015, 05:04:54 pm »
Word is the biker passenger was sent to ICU with very severe arm injuries. Hope they will persevere and take action against that old bastard. No matter if the rider was breaking the law, if a car was running a stop sign and breaking the law you wouldnt take off and ran them?? I think he was just a grumpy old fart and didnt want one of those kids on them crotch rockets passing him. >:(
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2015, 07:17:50 pm »
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/10/19/video-shows-vehicle-veering-into-motorcycle-2-hurt/

Dub Gillum, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says the agency has seen the video. He says that the investigating trooper will meet with prosecutors Monday and that the car's driver could face felony charges.
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2015, 07:34:45 pm »
After watching the the video again, the driver said at least three times that "I don't care". The MC rider shooting the video said "you will care".  I do think the law is going to make that dumb dude care.   >:(
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2015, 08:11:37 pm »
http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/10/19/video-shows-vehicle-veering-into-motorcycle-2-hurt/

Dub Gillum, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, says the agency has seen the video. He says that the investigating trooper will meet with prosecutors Monday and that the car's driver could face felony charges.


I'm pro-cop, but I hope they tell the name of the investigating trooper.  I'm thinking this video clearly shows enough information to have taken the guy in.  a woman is in the hospital after this action.  granted, mine is an emotional reaction, but not really understanding why action wasn't taken.   :(
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2015, 08:17:37 pm »
I will almost bet that if criminal charges are NOT brought against that JERK then a Civil lawsuit will be served on him.

The camera man didn't show restraint, he showed brains to not hurt or kill the JERK on camera. 
If there was no camera things might have been different.

That Jerk was trying to kill a guy that was in no way trying to hurt or kill him.  So it's not like he could say it was self defense.
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2015, 08:23:12 pm »
Sport Rider, there are guys with much more LE experience than me here, but I'll chime in.  Being in reserve law enforcement for a few years, I picked up a few things.  When the investigating agency - and county prosecutor - take their time and do not take a guy like this directly to jail, its not a good sign for him.  Very likely putting a deliberate case together and making sure their "t's" are crossed and "i's" dotted.  This is how it worked where I was.  Seeing as this now has over 2 million views, they know the country and motorcycle community will be watching. 

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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2015, 10:56:29 pm »
There is NO DOUBT that the car driver was wrong and malicious, even if he only wanted to scare the biker rather than hit him.  But let's also keep in mind that the rider illegally crossed the double yellow, and probably exceeded the speed limit to do what many car drivers would consider a "reckless act".  We all know it's wrong and it contributes to the reputation of "bad boys" that can lead to car/truck drivers trying to teach us a lesson.  I am sure, based on his verbal responses after the hit, that he thinks he did the right thing to punish an offender.  I hope he learns through the legal proceedings that he was WRONG and it is not HIS job to correct other driver's actions.  Let's all ride right and not provoke this kind of thing, we already get a bad rap just for being on two wheels.
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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2015, 11:06:53 pm »
Sorry, but I'd have passed too. Likely fast enough the driver wouldn't have had time to react.

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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: October 20, 2015, 12:33:33 am »
Sorry, but I'd have passed too. Likely fast enough the driver wouldn't have had time to react.

 And I would have passed the driver and gPink, only I would have passed on the right.  :-[

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« Reply #21 on: October 20, 2015, 12:43:24 am »
Sorry, but I'd have passed too. Likely fast enough the driver wouldn't have had time to react.

 And I would have passed the driver and gPink, only I would have passed on the right.  :-[

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Re: Biker passes on double yellow, and driver swerves into biker!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2015, 12:50:16 am »
Sorry, but I'd have passed too. Likely fast enough the driver wouldn't have had time to react.

 And I would have passed the driver and gPink, only I would have passed on the right.  :-[

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