Monday, March 03, 2008

Grisly Motorcycle Accident

Can you believe there is a motorcycle in this mangled remains?

I was forwarded these pictures and explanation by e-mail from a concerned friend. Being a biker, myself I was shocked beyond wits to see how a motorcycle rider's carelessness has taken three lives including his own. This accident happened in Sweden recently.

Apparently a Honda rider was traveling at such a "very high speed" that he didn't have enough time to react and avoid this crash. Forensic experts of Swedish Police estimate a speed of over 250 KM/h (155 mph) before the bike hit the slow moving car side-on at an intersection. At that speed, they predicted that the rider's reaction time (once the vehicle came into view) wasn't sufficient enough for him to even apply the brakes. The car's two occupants and the bike rider was found INSIDE the mangled remains of what once was a swank car. The Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 10 feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in car and rider) were killed instantly. This graphic demonstration was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair by the Swedish Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the display also noted that the rider had only recently obtained his license.
At 250 KM (155 mph) the operator is traveling at 227 feet per second. With normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT of 1.6 seconds the above operator would have traveled over 363 feet while making a decision on what actions to take. In this incident the Swedish police indicate that no actions were taken.


unicorn5203 said...

just read this article,iam from india and now in india too we are able to buy the yamaha R 1 and there are other superbikes on the way.but yes the fact that there are a lot of inexperienced riders who can buy these machines should be a matter of its very very easy to get a license here in india.i have forwarded your blog to all the folks i know.hopefully some good comes out of it.

Sahasi said...

I am from India too, now in the US. I share your same concern and for the very same reason I posted the information on my blog. I hope our youth will learn responsible motorcycle riding and enjoy the same.

Peter said...

Hi just a quick note: This accident happened in Skåne Sweden in October 2005.