That’s a photo of my friend, Froggi Donna. She is a motorcycle grandma, and fulltime RV’er, and one of my online buddies. have lots of friends who ride motorcycles, and I love them all. And while this particular story is not about my friends in particular, I want to remind you all to be careful of the motorcyclists you see out there on the road.
I don’t write about my job often, but I have to tell you about what happened today. I was working at the entrance station, when a couple on a motorcycle came up. The man was getting his money out to pay me, when the car behind him slammed into the back of the motorcycle. It wasn’t just a tap, it was a BANG CRASH BLAM! The woman on the back of the motorcycle whipped forwards, then back, and I know she hurt her back. It scared the CRAP outta me! and I was just standing there off to the side.
I think sometimes people just don’t SEE motorcycles. (although this one was bright orange and I don’t know how they could have missed it). At any rate, the guy in that car didn’t see the one today.
I got this from Motorcycle-Accidents.com:
Approximately three-fourths of these motorcycle accidents involved collision with another vehicle, which was most usually a passenger automobile.
In the multiple vehicle accidents, the driver of the other vehicle violated the motorcycle right-of-way and caused the accident in two-thirds of those accidents.
The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of the other vehicle involved in collision with the motorcycle did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision.
The most frequent accident configuration is the motorcycle proceeding straight then the automobile makes a left turn in front of the oncoming motorcycle.
Please, please, please, when you are out driving, pay close attention when you see motorcycles on the road. Give them some space, and slow down when you are behind them. That person driving it could be my friends, and I don’t want anything happening to them.