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Old 4th November 2005, 19:41   #1
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A friend in Chennai forwarded these to me. Dunno if you guys've seen it already...

This is about a crash involving a Honda bike and a VW.

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The Honda rider was traveling at such a "very high speed", his reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. Swedish Police estimate a speed of ~250 KM/h (155mph) 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 had two passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them. 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.





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Holly cow...thats is just unbelieveable..I cant even imagine the moment this happened..I would wish that the drivers were ok, but looking at this, I cant imagine..
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Old 4th November 2005, 20:12   #3
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Ouch... Instant death...
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ouch ouch ouch !!!!! thats the only thing that came to my mind after seeing those pics..
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saw teh same post in another site ( xbhp). some guys said teh tyre on teh bikes still good. but i was thinking how they took the 3 guys out.
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yeah i got it in the mail.dad sent it but i really didnt belive it myself so i didnt post it here afraid that ill be criticized...but since you have it really is unbelievable.


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Just look at the car, no one ccould have thought a bike could cause such damage. Sorry for the ppl dead..
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At 250 kmph, it must have been the equivalent of getting hit by a torpedo.....how many of us realise that our vehicles are as bad as missiles and torpedoes?

May the irresponsible rider's soul rot in hell!
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No way on earth that bike was doing 250kmph. That's a VFR400 NC30, which will struggle to hit 200kmph, forget 250 kmph.
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