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Motorcyclist crushed by truck on Emu Bank

By johnboy - 13 January 2011 19

We’ve had reports of a motorcyclist crushed by a truck on the corner of Aikmen Drive and Emu Bank Road.

In addition Traffic Police have tweeted:

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Serious collision at the intersection of Aikman and Emu Bank. Avoid the area. Major traffic delays. Road blocks to follow…

More if and when it comes to hand.

This in from an eye-witness:

The guy was still alive when i saw him, he was just pinned by his arm, and screeming and flailing about with the rest of his body, but the truck driver had no idea, like he was just stopped at a stop light and this guy was jumping in the window trying to tell the truck driver.

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Motorcyclist crushed by truck on Emu Bank
Reprobate 4:59 pm 14 Jan 11

pennylane said :

no matter how stupid what the biker was doing he definately didnt deserve this.

So consequences should not arise from actions? Hmmm, real life may not suit you.

pennylane 3:28 pm 14 Jan 11

i think we’ve all heard enough about how it was the bikers fault, although it almost definately wasnt the truckers fault and it sounds like the biker wasnt doing the safest things, this has been an aweful tragedy and no matter how stupid what the biker was doing he definately didnt deserve this.

dazzab 3:16 pm 14 Jan 11

I hope the rider recovers OK. That certainly was a horrible experience.

I rarely filter or lane split as I just feel it goes against the primary technique that keeps me safe which Stay Upright teaches as ‘buffering’ but I like to think of as ‘stay as far away from anything that can hurt me as conditions allow’.

Interestingly enough I was shouted down at length on a popular biker forum for making the same statements, being told that in spite of filtering being illegal it was perfectly safe and that there was no record of any incidents being caused by it. Then again, a significant amount of posts on that same forum are about crashes.

It’s easy to second guess though. I can tell you it’s not easy to stay out of harms way on a motorcycle/bike in the ACT.

Again, I hope this rider recovers fully and gets back to the great time of riding again.

screaming banshee 2:55 pm 14 Jan 11

Oh wait, they’re allready their….well, there goes the neighbourhood.

screaming banshee 2:52 pm 14 Jan 11

Furthermore, get your licence to drive one and watch how no-one is considerate of the space you require to operate the vehicle. I wont try to pretend their aren’t dickhead truck drivers out there, and like cyclists they seem to be the only ones that you see / notice, but you begin to see in many accidents involving trucks are the result of cars doing something stupid around them.

As for like/dislike, I think it lacks explanation, do you like what the article is about, the fact that the article exists, or the way the writer integrates their opinion of some event into the text. Its all a bit ho-hum really. I just hope we dont start seeing all those stupid digg/twit/facespace nonsense buttons, ‘look ma its web2.0’ what a joke.

KB1971 2:15 pm 14 Jan 11

Mysteryman said :

I’m curious to know how lane filtering results in the rider being pinned under a truck without the driver realising.

Go & sit in a Kenworth & see how much vision there is from the drivers seat out the side & to the rear.

One of the reasons that you dont pass trucks on the left or while they are turning. There are large blind spots due to their size.

pennylane 2:09 pm 14 Jan 11

“I’m curious to know how lane filtering results in the rider being pinned under a truck without the driver realising.”

ide say either he fell off the bike then the truck ran over his arm once he was already on the ground, or he was lane filtering and he came straight in front of the truck at the start of the traffic lights thus knocking him off the bike and running him over.

georgesgenitals 1:53 pm 14 Jan 11

Mysteryman said :

I’m curious to know how lane filtering results in the rider being pinned under a truck without the driver realising.

Maybe he was moving quickly when he came off, and got part of his body wedged through the force of his own momentum.

johnboy 1:47 pm 14 Jan 11

bailes23 said :

Someone has been seriously injured and 9 people have still chosen to “like” this story? What’s to like people?

Being informed?

bailes23 1:41 pm 14 Jan 11

Someone has been seriously injured and 9 people have still chosen to “like” this story? What’s to like people?

Captain RAAF 1:26 pm 14 Jan 11

Temporary Australian!

He won’t do that again!

pennylane 12:17 pm 14 Jan 11

thanks ‘twizz’ you’ve helped complete that picture in my head as i arrived a few seconds after, does anyone know any futher news? if the man survived? but definately agreed about the screems.

Mysteryman 11:52 am 14 Jan 11

I’m curious to know how lane filtering results in the rider being pinned under a truck without the driver realising.

slance 7:59 pm 13 Jan 11

I too saw the gentleman jumping up and down in front of the truck, getting the driver’s attention as the driver seemed to have no idea. I so hope the motor cyclist will be alright, as he was pinned by his arm.

twizz 7:39 pm 13 Jan 11

Truckie wasn’t at fault, Ducati was lane filtering to jump the traffic and got it wrong. Might have come from the bicycle lane rather than between the truck and the commodore in the right lane. Going to take a long time before I get those screams out of my head.

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