675 Street Triple Rx Crash!

Discussion in 'Street Triple' started by Dark Rider, Apr 13, 2022.

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  1. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    A little over a year ago my friends and I head back up over the mountain for another round of laps. Unfortunately the view point at the top had gotten quite busy now. As we crested the peak a car did an illegal right turn, over a solid line, when leaving a parking area. (Leaving this area you can only turn left to avoid this exact incident)

    My friend on the Rx at the front clipped the rear of the car and fell while my friend in the middle on the R1 managed to avoid the accident. Thankfully the rider is ok and the bike was repaired and back on the road.

    We now go much slower over that crest

    This footage is over a year old due to the insurance case, hence I am on my 675R.

     
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  2. Markus

    Markus First Class Member
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    @Dark Rider: Luckily nothing happened to your colleague!
     
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  3. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    ya quite lucky!
     
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  4. Armando Morales

    Armando Morales Senior Member

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    quite lucky for your friend to be mostly unharmed
     
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  5. Wessa

    Wessa Cruising

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    Wow how lucky was your mate, that could have been real nasty:mad:
     
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  6. joe mc donald

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    Great when the rider gets up and walks away. Bikes can always be repaired or replaced.
    Joe.
     
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  7. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3

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    What way did the blame go with the insurance company?
     
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  8. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Glad he got away with that one, it could have been much worse.
     
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  9. Dark Rider

    Dark Rider Senior Member

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    From my friend on the Rx

    "insurance could not draw a conclusion, both parties claimed the other was at fault, neither could prove otherwise. Case was closed."
     
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  10. Linx

    Linx Well-Known Member

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    How can that be? You said the car was making an illegal right turn! Therefore it is at fault.
     
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  11. Helmut Visor

    Helmut Visor Only dead fish go with the flow
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    I would guess because by the time he hit it, it was on the right side of the road......possibly a bit of target fixation, so would be difficult to apportion blame one way or the other :neutral:
    That is not to say I don't have sympathy for his situation and am sure I wouldn't fare any better but thinking purely about the legal aspects.
     
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  12. Samsgrandad

    Samsgrandad Senior Member

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    Surely that reinforces the old adage 'ride at a speed where you can stop in the distance you can see to be clear'

    Had the rider been dong that he could have stopped.
     
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  13. Linx

    Linx Well-Known Member

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    Yes it did look like a case of target fixation
     
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  14. littleade

    littleade The only sane one here
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    Because without clear blame it's not in the insurance companies interests, it suits them better to do this as it keeps their admin costs down and potentially saves paying out injury compensation.
     
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  15. Octoberon

    Octoberon Crème de la Crème
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    If you claim on your own insurance they may become more interested as they will want to recover their costs.
     
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