driving while blind

Sunday, October 26, 2008
What a way to end the riding season.......

This is the second year the BF has had his sweet motorcycle. All winter long I hear him saying over and over, "I can't for riding season" or "I can't wait until I can ride again." I feel the same way about wearing open-toed stilettos sandals.

Anyway, he toughed it out and ended his riding season this year with one hell of a bang.

Ta dah! Now say it with me people, you should have to retake your driver's test when you reach a certain age. Why you ask? Because if you did, I don't think this young lad would still be driving or have almost killed my boyfriend.

Let's go back to the scene of the accident. The BF was stopped with all lights and blinkers blinking, waiting to turn left into a residental neighborhood. (I could see his brother's house where he was going to store the bike. So close, but no cigar.) He was at a complete stop. Other cars were passing and their lights were reflecting off of him so I'm still unsure how the driver couldn't see him. I was behind the young lad when his tires started to squeal as he slammed on his brakes.

I see the BF get off of his bike and walk up to the young lad's window raise his arms above his head as if he said, "Holy shit you moron, you almost killed me!" He then waved me to go around them and I see the front of the car wedged right above his tire. The bike was supporting the car in the air.

Note to readers - If I would've been on the bike, I'm not sure where I would've gone because one of my foot pegs is smashed into the front bumper. Maybe I would've fell off, or fell back onto his hood, or gone flying into oncoming traffic. None of which sound appealing.

So, moral of the story is to watch out for bikers. Pay attention when you drive your car. Get off your cell phone. Turn down your music. And, if you need new glasses, you should get them so accidents don't happen like this. Thankfully, this wasn't a terrible accident and no one was hurt. The young lad just didn't see him. Scary, huh?


LBluca77 said...

Geez, that sucks. At least your bf is ok.

I always get nervous when motorcycles zoom by me on the freeway. I am afraid I might accidentally hit them right as they are passing me.

Alexa said...

oy vey! thank god for insurance right?

Fizzgig said...

daaaang! close call for sure! I'm afraid of bikes. THey make me nervous to drive around them. I have a fear they will fall over and slide under my car. its an irrational fear, but i still have it.

Kate said...

Wow! That was a little too close for comfort. Thank goodness you weren't on it and thank goodness your BF was ok.

My husband rides a bike to work every weekday. Here in Melbourne, Australia, we don't have a 'riding' season - he rides all year round. When I read that you have a 'riding' season - I thought that was really funny!!!


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