Camper van driver does a 'Hit and Run'

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  1. scotjimland

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    Motorcyclist seriously hurt in Chudleigh camper van collision
    A38 collision The collision happened on the south-bound carriageway near Chudleigh

    A motorcyclist has been airlifted to hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a camper van in Devon.

    The victim was injured on the A38 near Chudleigh, at about 12:50 BST, after which police said the van driver failed to stop.

    Officers said the van would have "extensive damage" and have appealed for the driver to come forward.

    The rider's condition is serious but stable at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth Devon and Cornwall Police said.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-18138796
     
  2. aba

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    could it be the driver didn't feel the impact as happens with big lorries when cars run into the back of them.
    well ok if it was a small motorhome then i guess they would probably have felt it but how did the motorcyclist not see the big white box in front of him???
     
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    Who said it was in front of him ?
     
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    I was at the Newbury show and riding along the road on my pushbike near to the showground yesterday when a motorhome slowly passed me (very close) and then did a left turn right across me.

    I fell of the bike but the driver did not stop. Luckily I was not hurt, but there is no way the driver did not see me.


    Grrrrrr
     
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    Sorry but how did you manage to make this the motorcyclist's fault?:Angry:

    It is clear from this that you are one of those who don't see bikes.....

    We SHARE the road you know....with lorries, cars, cyclists, perdestrians....All of whom deserve respect, not blame...
     
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    looks to me like you are the blinkered one by not reading the supporting stories.


    obviously you dont know me i always make room in front of me for motorcycles to get into and pull in to the side of the road to let them past me I am always very aware of other things going on in front and behind me when i am on the roads i have had bikes and know full well what other idiots are on the roads with us.
     
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    unfortunately there is nothing to say the motorhome driver didn't just change lanes but generally if you run into the back of something you were either not paying attention to what was going on infront or you were too close or going too fast.
     
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    it only takes you to loose concentration for a split second and your in it.
    i do try to stay at least 3 vehicle lengths behind whats in front of me 90% of the time just to give me a split second longer to react.
     
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    There are van drivers, car driver, bike drivers and lorry drivers etc etc etc.

    Some in each catagory are inconsiderate idiots, doesn't mean they all are.

    I love it when bike riders give me a wave for considering them, most do :BigGrin:

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    Is this actually footage?? have the police seen this?? It could help identify the real culprit...
     
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    No this is a separate one. Been doing the rounds on the net for years....
     
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    Aarrgghhh! That's really frightening watching that video..... I read there was a motorcyclist from Loch Lomond killed whilst riding at the North West run in Northern Ireland at the weekend.

    Very sad:Sad: I know, but there are a lot of accidents involving motorcyclists around us on the quiet country roads.......usually just involving the one cyclist and him going far too fast for the road conditions and not knowing where the next bend or dry stone dyke is:Eeek:

    Sadly some of them do take chances and don't live to tell the tale.
     
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    Sorry mate wasn't being serious...:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Shropshire's roads are a magnet for motorcyclists on a sunny day.

    These statistics are from Shropshire Council's website.

    ''Every year thousands of people are killed or seriously injured on our roads. Motorcyclists suffer disproportionately. They represent less than 1% of road traffic, but account for almost 18% of deaths and serious injuries; they are 45 times more likely to be killed than a car driver. In Shropshire, in 2010 there were six fatal and 29 serious motorcycle road accident casualties and 69 slight road accident casualties.''
     
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    It was quoted on the news the other day that Lincolnshire's roads are the worst in the country for RTA's and deaths:Sad:

    I once came round a corner on my honda cafe racer and found myself confronting a pile of turnips in the middle where some farmer had managed to lose them:Eeek:

    I also once had a guy hook his Morris Minor eak bumper through my front forks when he turned into me....then said it was my fault after I had picked myself up off the road and put my fire out....
     
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    [/quote=aba;597997]it only takes you to loose concentration for a split second and your in it.
    i do try to stay at least 3 vehicle lengths behind whats in front of me 90% of the time just to give me a split second longer to react.[/quote]

    Not enough ..........................

    At least one car length, or more, for each 10mph.

    Then that x 5 when its wet.

    Then that x 10 when it get nasty, with the white stuff.

    As an example, let us assume that you are doing 60mph and you leave 3 car lengths, say approx 45ft ish. Now, at 60 mph you are travelling at 88ft per second, so you have approx 0.5 second to react to the car in front stopping, getting the brake on and stopping yourself. No chance.

    Sorry please correct me if I have not understood what you mean..
     
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    And he's learning nothing from it
    He keeps doin it over and over again:Doh:
     
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