Aftermath of a motorcycle fatality... get low

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  1. dewey

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    My latest to get published... I missed the "action" by about 30 minutes but I got low and got a different shot of the investogation.

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    And then a regular shot...
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    I doubt there was much action to see after this one besides maybe a body being covered by a blanket or a scoop and run. Looks like he got whacked pretty hard by the shape of the bike or went down hard. I don't see another vehicle. Never a good sign when they get knocked out of their shoes.

    My thoughts go to the family.

    I do like the way you captured the first photo. Maybe crop out the piece of the car on the left but even with it in I think it shows a message.
     
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    Oh my...well your photos certainly pulled at my heartstrings :(
     
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    Any news on the driver of the bike? I like the first shot the best.
     
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    ummm...the title of the thread suggested a fatality.
    I'm guessing he isn't doing so well.

    Good capture. Tells the story and conveys fact without the messy details.
     
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    Thanks... as mentioned it was a fatality. The rider was not wearing a helmet traveling an estimated 85mph+

    <homer simpson d'oh> Florida revoking the helmet law was a really Darwin move.
     
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    Ugh being a rider myself and have been in a pretty bad accident it sends chills down my spine... RIP to the rider
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Florida REVOKED on the HELMET LAW for motorbike riders :shock: ?!?!?!!?
    That is about the silliest thing I have ever heard any state do!

    Well, 85mph within a residential area in itself is ... not good. And certainly no longer within the limits ...

    ... but all these things aside: speeding and NOT wearing a helmet :)shock: ... I mean... !!!) does not make this any better: he has lost his life, probably at very young, his family has lost a member, many people are shocked and sad and crying... and it somehow transpires from your photos which makes them strong.

    They reach me.
    Both of them.
    Mostly so the shoe.
     
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    awesome pics, nasty wreck tho...
     
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    uh duh, I missed the fatality part. d'oh!
     
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    Yes in Florida if you carry $10,000 in personal liability insurance and you're older than 18 you can ride without a helmet. I always get a chuckle when I read the quotes from our lawmakers who are VERY surprised motorcycle deaths have gone up so much since the law was changed.
     
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    Yeah no offense to other riders but riding a motorcycle without a helmet has to be one of the dumbest things a person could do. Up there with smoking... yeah no offense to smokers either. ;)

    PA just removed the helmet law too.

    Nice shots though.
     

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