I was thinking about this. At first I agreed with you and thought they should have tried to help. But then I realized these guys really WERE driving like grandma and the Harley guys got impatient and tried to pass because they were pissed off. If they had gotten out to help they probably WOULD HAVE gotten beat up. I can hear it now..."Why the f*** didn't you pull over you idiots, now look what you caused our buddy to do!" Then like in the old Batman show...BAM, POW, ZOWIE!! :ConnRadd said:I think the cager should have pulled over and assist anyway they could.
The dude on the Harley is a moron. If I was in the car I wouldn't have stopped either. If you want to try and pass me on the outside of a blind corner, its all you buddy. But when you crash and go off the side of a mountain, good luck to ya. Maybe you should have thought about that before you tried to pull a bonehead move. Darwin wins again. One less stupid biker on the road.Trogdor said:Those buttmunches in the vehicle should be beaten for not offering aid...what if the guy needed to get to a hospital? A classic case of 2 wrongs not making a right...
Let me be the first to say that doing something like that can do more damage than good. Please don't move the person unless their airway is compromised and they cannot breathe. Don't try to remove a helmet unless it's just a half helmet or their airway is compromised. It takes a minimum of two trained people to safely remove a full face helmet while maintaining the c-spine in neutral alignment. If you come on a scene where a rider is hurt, the best thing you can do is keep them still and wait for the ambulance and trained medics to arrive. As for the law of leaving the scene of the accident... that only applies if you are involved, which they were not. There is no law stating you must stop to render aide. There were plenty of bikers there, and if the people in the car/van/RV were not properly trained, then there is absolutely no reason they should have stopped. My feelings would differ if they were the only ones around. At least then they could mark the scene to help the ambulance locate the victim. Heck, how many people actually stop at car wrecks to render aide? I can't tell you how many cars I see drive past a fresh wreck.... slowly of course so they can rubberneck. Ok, I've given my $.02. Anybody got change?LeeDowney said:they were in a RV or a big van, they may could have used that to transport this guy to the nearest medical center.
Yup. Filmed at Deal's Gap.DFW_Warrior said:Plus after further review, I'm 99% sure that video was taken at the Dragon and if so the speed limit is 30 mph and judging by the looks of those bike they were easily going 40+, give or take.Â I've dirven that road in a truck, and in those turns I didn't go faster than 20mph.