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Definitely the car drivers fault.
Yeah, I'm not really sure what they were even trying to do?

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Definitely the car drivers fault.
When it's your life, it's never the other guy's fault.

The rider was going way too fast for that little residential road and for whatever reason waited a long time to start braking. Look at the distance between him and the car when it first pulls out. He's about a football field away. Most bikes can be brought down from 60 mph in about 130' or a little over 40 yards by a decent rider and that road was probably posted for 35 mph.

Right before he hit the car you see him brake hard enough to lift the back end of that bike. He should have been doing that a couple of driveways back.

Note the little beanie helmet rolling around by itself on the side of the bus.




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I agree that the biker could have reacted a lot sooner. There are reports that he was speeding and driving erratic.

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But there's another story here -- one that doesn't show up in the video. It's that of the young passenger trying to retrieve his bike who is nearly struck by O'Leary's motorcycle after the initial impact. The report says that the driver was "disputing a bus fare with the bicycle owner." The video before the crash shows the young passenger putting his bike on the front of the bus, getting on the bus, swiping his card, only to be recalled by the driver. He swipes again, and apparently the card does not work. The passenger and driver exchange words, before the young passenger departs the bus and makes his way around the front to retrieve his bike. If he was out in front just a second or two earlier, he easily could have been struck by the motorcycle.

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First reaction of driver is to back up to remove evidence of blunder.

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Would like to hear why the car was driving like it did.
If I had to guess, they were probably going to turn right and then noticed a rocket headed for their car and proceeded into "deer in the headlights" mode.




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When it's your life, it's never the other guy's fault.

The rider was going way too fast for that little residential road and for whatever reason waited a long time to start braking.
You have a bus, a pedestrian, a car waiting to turn in front of you, if you barrel through that situation it sometimes won't work out. It looked like he was going way to fast for conditions, was definitely not driving defensively.

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Reports down these parts say the rider suffered only road rash. Slid 75'. Definatley both are at fault.


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