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I Survived a Motorcycle Accident

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    Blessed

    It was august 1 2009. I was riding with one of my friends. He took a curve to fast. We went off the road. Hit a gully. I shattered my ankle and broke the main bone in my foot. I lived four years later it still swells. But I'm living.
    sheryl45 sheryl45 46-50, F Sep 1, 2013

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    I had just finished cleaning the bike up,

    making sure no rust was creeping in over the exhaust, I'd only had it a couple of months so it needed to look amazing still. It was a gorgeous day, pretty mild for December anyway so I thought I'd go for a ride around the back roads, test myself on a few twists and turns and...
    TheMagicMan66 TheMagicMan66 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 20

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    Lucky To Be Alive

    It was February 25, 2012. Ortega Highway, Lake Elsinore CA. I had been riding all morning on my Buell 1125R and I stopped for lunch at Hell's Kitchen, a little biker bar/burger joint about 7 miles from the Orange County line. After lunch, I pulled out of the parking lot and made...
    dopaminejunkie dopaminejunkie 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2013

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    Tryke Accident

    I own a custom 1200 blue trike and I l am absolutely crazy about it. On Sunday I took a turn and the front went through o.k., however, the back tire on one side ran over a curb. I have a broken collar bone, a leg broken in two places stitches on face scrapes and my entire...
    geburrow geburrow 56-60, F Apr 22, 2013

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    I've always been a safe rider

    and have riden motorcycles for almost 30 years. People generally trust me to lead a group which I do with safety as the primary focus. Last May, I was riding with two relatively inexperienced friends and allowed one of them to take lead position. Turned out to be a bad idea. We...
    DaCrusher DaCrusher 46-50, M Mar 21

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    Well I was 18 years old at the time of my

    accident. I was driving to work to join my mother cleaning an office building. I took the same way to work every day. It was a nice day in November so I decided to take my bike that day. I don't remember anything from that day at all so all of this is from what I've been...
    elakhlani elakhlani 22-25 1 Response Dec 8, 2013

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    Dress For The Slide Not The Ride

    it happened last week I was riding my 99 Honda Magna VF 750. I was traveling on route 4 in Chichester New Hampshire. when a gentleman in a old suburban passed me on the right then tried to cut me off passing me to the front. there was a car in front of me that put the brakes on...
    dirtyred1223 dirtyred1223 26-30, M Aug 22, 2013

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    17 Years Was Almost All I Got

    I am a 17 year old highschool student currently living in The Woodlands, Texas. Ever since I got on a push bicycle I've wanted a motorcycle, didnt matter if it was a dirt bike or a street bike. Finally after many years of looking at bikes and saving up money I got enough to buy a...
    Jackgreer Jackgreer 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    I love motorbikes and have grown up around them.

    I love the thrill of being on one and wearing all the gear. Motorbikes are so cool. I have never been a very confident person and riding was the only thing I knew I was good at. My dad rides and he helps teach others to ride in his spare time so have always thought myself to be...
    Clagerag Clagerag 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Rear Ended On My Vespa 60mph

    Good Morning! I feel like one of those people who jump out of a plane and the parachute fails, they fall to the earth and get up and walk away!! On Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at 5:30 am I was heading home on my Vespa 150cc via the 405. I have over 20,000 freeway miles on my...
    Powergirl1 Powergirl1 51-55, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Dirtbike

    I was 17 and flying up and down the road on my dirtbike. I really don't remember the crash, and there are varying accounts of what happened. I just know that I woke up covered in road rash and had a concussion, and blood was everywhere. Luckily, the ct came back clean and I only...
    charlesfl charlesfl 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Bike Crash 21st August 2009

    21st August 2009 I was doing a Favor for a Friend Picking up His Triumph 955i cause he did'nt have a license i looked round the bike and checked all was well with it before heading off to my friends house, I set off and and headed to the Main Road (Hyde Road Manchester I...
    DAVC79 DAVC79 31-35 2 Responses Mar 29, 2011

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    Trust Your Instincts...

    It happened on a clear day on May 17, 2012. I woke up in a daze and rushed to get ready for work. I had been riding my Honda CBR 250 for only about 2 months and thought I was confident enough to keep riding to work which was an hour away from my friend's house that I was living...
    Pelouzeth Pelouzeth 22-25 Apr 23, 2013

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    Going To Work With 1984 Goldwing

    On October 20 ,2010 I brought my 84 Goldwing to the end of my driveway to warm up before going to work. I went back to house to get a few things before work. After letting bike run for 5 minutes , I began my 25 minute ride to work. I got 2 miles down the road and had to stop and...
    birdog02 birdog02 46-50 Nov 7, 2010

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    Daytona Trouble

    On Sunday February 20th and not in Daytona but White Mills Ky, I was kicked back in my recliner and ready to enjoy the Daytona 500. As anyone they have a favorite driver and mine being Jimmy Johnson. As the race began things looked pretty good with the new 2 car drafting style...
    hawgwash1 hawgwash1 51-55 Jul 9, 2011

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    I'm Still Alive

    april 15, 2011 I was waiting with my older sister to meet her date. I thought it was a good time to wash my bike. I drove my bike about a block and turned around. I was getting ready to slow down to turn into driveway and I sneezed 3 times my hands jerked causing bike to speed up...
    vadensmom vadensmom 31-35, F Sep 18, 2013

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    I Didn't See That One Comming

    I was having lunch and then decided to go into town for a little fun, I was on the freeway and saw a dark blur in front of me. That's the last thing I remember, that was on Dec 4th 2008, the next thing I remember it was Christmas night and my son was there to see me . I wasn't...
    BMcGee BMcGee 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Texas Senic Tour Nightmare

    It was January 7th 2012 and it was just a normal day. Woke up extra early to take a 4 hour road trip with my sister's fiance. Can't for the life of me remember what the actually route name was but that's rather irrelivent at this point. I was rideing a Kawasaki Ninja 250R With an...
    RickyS1993 RickyS1993 18-21, M May 22, 2012

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    I was driving about 55 mph

    and froze in the saddle. It was a long straight stretch of highway and I don't know where my head was but on a long sweeping corner & drove straight into a nicely contoured ditch and hit a driveway approach. I never hit the brake and I never let off the throttle until I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 7

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    The Day That Changed My Life Forever

    May 27th 2007 (Memorial Day) , After a beautiful day and a very nice  bike ride. I called my sister to tell her we were on our way to get our son`s we turned onto a rural rd in s/w Ohio . I remember looking in the rear view and seeing a blue mini van or station wagon  coming...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 9, 2011

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    I Survived A Motorcycle Accident.....hit By A Drunk Driver

    One night my brother was performing with his band at a bar. I didnt feel like going because my migraine was so strong. My husband wanted to go on the Harley and I really didnt feel like getting on the bike. I had the worst feeling, I knew something bad was going to happen but I...
    melcasias melcasias 31-35, F Dec 28, 2010

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    Abrupt End To A Cross-Country Dream

    On 7 Aug 2012, my long-anticipated, two-week, 6,000-mile, cross-country trip on my beloved 2000 Honda VFR ended abruptly after five days and 2,400 miles in a construction zone on I-70 in the middle of Utah. This construction zone was posted, "Highway Construction Next 10 Miles...
    VFRGUY VFRGUY 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    8 Yrs Since Motorbike Crash

    its been 8 years since a young american girl looked left and turned right into my path i had seconds to react and swerved hitting her volvo side on at sixty mph i remember thinking that i was not going to get out of this so closed my eyes and let go on impact i was riding a...
    Wizla Wizla 56-60 Aug 8, 2013

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    It Happened Just Two Hours Ago.

    I was riding along, until the car in front thought it would be an exquisite idea to brake suddenly for no reason. I had to brake suddenly, and in doing so lost my balance and fell off the bike. I was doing about 20mph so I wasn't badly hurt. I didn't hit the car in front, in fact...
    Dexagon Dexagon 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    I have always been fearless

    and wild, full of life and always laughing. I lived for the thrill of riding my bike, that feeling of freedom you get when you turn off the outside world and are just living in the moment. Nothing else mattered to me when I was riding. In a split second all of that changed...
    Rj250r Rj250r 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2013

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    Motorcycle Accident

    Hi my name is Dave I'm glad to find a site where I can share the hell I went threw with someone who has been down the same road. On Friday night at 9:00pm Joppa MD it was a sweet night for riding the temp was just right and there was zero wind. I rode a zx6r 2008. I was leaving a...
    Zx6rDave Zx6rDave 22-25 1 Response Nov 15, 2013

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    My Accident.

    My wife and I were at a friends house for their son's birthday. My wife wanted to ride on his Harley. So he told me to take her, we made it two blocks to a uncontrolled intersection, the last thing I saw was a headlight by mt left leg. When I opened my eyes I was on the grass...
    Vectorboy99 Vectorboy99 36-40 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    My First Timing Riding/ 5-15-09

    I was just enjoying a nice summer evening outside on the front porch with my husband talking.than i got on the motorcycle start up and drove it down the street than turn it around than drive it down by the park than drive it into the park to turn try to turn it around again...
    wildmom8 wildmom8 36-40 May 27, 2013

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    Dog...dog...dog...boom! Porcupine!

    So the other morning I decided that I was going to go up to the cliffs and watch the sunrise and so suited up and headed out. I was riding along when a German Sheppard came into the beam of my head light it was barking and acting rather excited jumping around I swerved over to...
    Loganism Loganism 22-25, M 2 Responses May 17, 2010

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    My Accident Story

      Today (Feb 2nd) i had a bike accident around at 8:30 to 8:40 The Story go like this Every Saturday I go to College by Bike So as usually going but after travelling 100 meters distance i forgot my cooling glass so i came back .Then Kept my bag on the chair outside and...
    curiekalpana curiekalpana 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 2, 2013

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    Hati

    I lived in the island of hati most of my life which damn near killed me. I've been shot, mugged. I've been hit by a car and a motor bike. And finally I was in the horrific Haiti earthquake which made me an amputee. The motor bike crash was a very scary experience compared to...
    Casteria Casteria 18-21, M Jun 7, 2013

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    In highschool my dad drove a motorcycle.

    Trying to impress my boyfriend I got on the back of one to go visit him. On the way there, a semi truck made an illegal turn right in front of us. We had no choice but to slam into him at full speed (45mph). The most scary and painful day of my life. That day did change my life...
    Frogs4life Frogs4life 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    Motorbikes Are Fun But Dangerous... Im a Lucky Survivor..

    One late night I was chilling with some mates and decided to go home to grab some CD's which was just 5 minutes away. So I went home, grabbed what I wanted and started heading back to my mates place. The whole way is main road with is only 2 turns. About a quarter distance left...
    ryankp ryankp 22-25 3 Responses Mar 17, 2009

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    Couldve Been Another Cross On Irwin Road

    June 15th of 2012 I had just arrived at Fort Irwin two days prior. at 130 in the morning I was on my way to Barstow to meet up with a friend. the road I was traveling with a 25 mile stretch of road that connects Fort Irwin which is in the middle of the desert, to the highway. A...
    bryanbell77 bryanbell77 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    Still Living

     It happened about 8 months ago to this day, where my live changed completely. My friend Paul and I decided to get something to eat for breakfast one morning, when all of the sudden I noticed that there was a red light and Paul was still not slowing down. So the first thing...
    andria18 andria18 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 17, 2010

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    Head-on (literally) Collision

    I'm wondering if anyone knows what the survival rate is for head-on motorcycle accidents at approximately 40 mph? Here's my story: It was 1991, and I was 19 years old when I was driving my motorcycle to college. Luckily for me, I always wore my helmet and wasn't a speed demon...
    Ironwil Ironwil 36-40, M Nov 16, 2010

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    Being a stupid teenager I was riding like an

    idiot, didn't stop at a give way line and ended up with a huge 4x4 parked on my leg. I was ridiculously lucky to get away with deep bruising and a few weeks of being unable to walk. My pillion (passenger) was not so lucky. When the 4x4 eventually reversed off me as I was...
    DogeBestFriend DogeBestFriend 26-30, M Feb 10

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    O @%#$, I'm Dead.

       They say your life flashes before your eyes. But that phrase was all that flashed through my brain at the moment of impact. It was a bright sunny day on July 1 '91. I was coming back from 7-11 In my lap set the super big gulp I had just purchased. I had a helmet on a...
    Loslavengyre Loslavengyre 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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    Injured For Life At The Age Of 19

    After a nice day at the beach in elkahrt wisconsin with some friends it was time to go home. On the way home we took highway A to sheboygan. I was in front on my 2001 yamaha R6 my friend was behind me in a 1995 honda civic and behind them was my gf in he car. After driving out of...
    ckress ckress 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 6, 2013

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    I'M Still Here

    This past March 02,2013 made 5 years since I had my accident.It was a Sunday evening about 6-6:30 pm.A car pulled out in front of me at an intersection making a left turn.By the time I saw him there was no time to react.I don't have too many memories after that.I was in a coma...
    turk722 turk722 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 4, 2013

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    Just bought a used kawasaki on craigslist,

    first bike, just got my lisence and officially had joy rode the bike yet. Cleaned it up nice and good, and applied tire shine to my tires...pulling out of my apartment complex the first turn is ok but a little weird. Second turn up a hill sends my bike skidding across an empty...
    bjt328 bjt328 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Looking For A Speaker

    Hi My name is Mystique and I am speaking on be half of the Mc Foundation of New Jersey. We are hosting one of the biggest Mc Events in the country called the USA PRO Convention and we need a speaker to conduct a workshop in which you talk to survivor on how to cope after an...
    McFoundation McFoundation 36-40, F Sep 11, 2013

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    I'm Still Alive

    april 15, 2011 I was waiting with my older sister to meet her date. I thought it was a good time to wash my bike. I drove my bike about a block and turned around. I was getting ready to slow down to turn into driveway and I sneezed 3 times my hands jerked causing bike to speed up...
    vadensmom vadensmom 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    An Accident I'll Never Forget...that I Dont Remember

    It was 7/3/09, I went to the gym to go for my morning workout. After I finished my workout it was around 11am and I was ready to go home and get ready for work. Little did I know I wasn't going to make it to work that day or for over a couple of months. I got on my bike and...
    fredfredburger1210 fredfredburger1210 18-21 2 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Vintage Airhead Rider No More.....

    I recently moved to LA from NYC where I learned to ride. I have done a cross country trip, the blue ridge mountains, montreal, endless rides to montauk, and thousands of miles on the streets of nyc and brooklyn within the 7 years I had my 76' R75/6. All it took to ***** me of...
    screaminmimi screaminmimi 36-40 1 Response May 1, 2013

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    Boom! Smack! Crack!

    I just got off work and was heading home after I geared up. I got all the way home to realize that I lost my wallet somewhere and it had a very important message in it. Because I was on a highway going to and from work I had to drive all the way back to work just to retrace my...
    jimmydvs jimmydvs 31-35, M Nov 15, 2012

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    Almost Home

    It happened on a sunday during the memorial weekend. I left Houston around 8:00 am to have breakfast with my brother. He lives in Fayetteville texas which is out in the country going towards Austin. There are a couple of ways: take I-10 or the backroads. I wanted to get there...
    pepetono pepetono 56-60 1 Response Jun 1, 2012

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    Hit And Split

    August 19, 2011 began as your fairly average uneventful day. I had spent it at my friend’s place, puttering around his shop. As the day grew to a close I wrapped up what I was doing and prepared to mount up and head back to where I had been staying. For reasons lost to me now I...
    DavidHardy DavidHardy 51-55, M Jun 28, 2012

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    Me and my brother were in an accident 4 days ago July 29th 2014, we wanted to go to chick fil a for lunch about 5 mins down the road we came to an intersection and it all changed...
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    I was brought up on them, my father was a nut about bikes, I was on my first bike with my dad at that age of 2 and rode my first bike when I was 9 and eventually raced them until...
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    Hello; I am newly back to IP. I am about to have my first motorcycle and would love to chat with other motorcycle riders. I am a Christian and wonder how many Christian...
    BuffaloJoe2014 BuffaloJoe2014 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2

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    About a year ago. Somehow I survived but my life changed for ever. The other driver wasn't one of those fabled 'drunk drivers' or anyone textnig. Just someone who made a...
    Skinsation Skinsation 46-50 Aug 12