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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2009, 11:12 AM Thread Starter
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Why Sport Bike Riders get a bad Name

This is just one of many examples of why motocycle riders get a bad name. Words cannot describe how I fell about this murderous idiot.

MIAMITOWN, Ohio -- Linda Colgate was pulling into her Miamitown driveway just before 5 p.m. Sunday, but she never made it home.

Emergency crews say Colgate, 56, was taking a left in the 7300 block of State Rt. 128 when a motorcycle, driven by Bobby Luke, 27, hit the driver side of her car. Colgate didn't survive the accident.

Police say a Chevy Cavalier operated by Lynda Colegate, 55, of Cleves, was traveling northbound on SR 128 when she attempted to make a left turn into a driveway. A Honda 900 RR motorcycle operated by Bobby Luke, 27, of Aurora, Ind., was also traveling northbound at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner when he attempted to pass several vehicles in an area not designated for passing. Luke's motorcycle struck the driver's side of Colegate's vehicle.

"There was a guy doing wheelies down 128, and he has just wrecked," a witness said to 911 operators.

Police say Luke was traveling at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner. Investigators say it appears alcohol was involved.

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Doesn't really matter what he's on if he's drunk.
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Yep, sad all the way around...

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Things like this make us all stop and look at ourselves and anything we might have done, that looking back on, would or could of been disastorous. I'm glad that I can say I have never put anyone other than myself in harms way, and now that I'm getting older and have my very capable Versys, I try and remind myself each time both feet are on the pegs how precious life is.
Ride safe everyone and I hope the above mentioned rider gets more than minor jail time!

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I assume Luke died as well ?
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