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I Survived a Motorcycle Accident

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    High Side At 80-90mph, But I Avoided The Truck

    Earlier this year (Feb 17th 2012) I flipped my motorcycle at 80-90mph. It was a nice day out, so me adn a few friends decided to go out to a restaurant on lake wier for lunch. Well on the way back, I was goin down a 2-lane road at about 60. I was coming up on a truck in a passing...
    flbiker112691 flbiker112691 18-21, M Nov 5, 2012

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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 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6, 2014

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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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    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 6 Responses Aug 31, 2012

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    My boyfriend and I incurred a horrible accident

    and are glad to still be alive. To see more about the accident click the link. We are in great need of support as this accident has changed our lives both medically and mentally as well as financially. Any help will be great appreciated!!!www.gofundme.com/gabe-and-summer
    summerandgabe summerandgabe 18-21, F Apr 27

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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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    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 3 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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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 laid my bike down in August 2008

    and did over $7000 worth of damage plus tore my ACL and meniscus in my left knee. After dealing with the pain and unstable knee for nearly 7 years I've decided to have the surgery. I still ride today as much as before and will never give it up unless forced too.
    VictoryXC2010 VictoryXC2010 41-45, M May 8

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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 3 Responses Dec 12, 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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    On june 11 2014 my girlfriend

    and I were riding home after work around 10:30 pm on a hilly county road , coming up to the top of a hill i seen one set of headlights then another set passing the first . I had such little time to react I remember not wanting to go into the ditch not knowing where the culverts...
    blahbla43 blahbla43 31-35, M Sep 14, 2014

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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 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 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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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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    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 was making a turn, pretty low to the ground.

    I saw dirt to late and the bike just slide. I was sliding with the bike, the bike hit a barrier and went a different direction. I'm just happy it didn't come shooting back. I went in to some bushes, other bikers pulled me out. Always wear your gear, I walked away with just road...
    camilo1920 camilo1920 22-25, M Mar 25

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    WOW, THANK GOD FOR HELMETS .

    It was Oct 1st, 2013 I was on my Bike on a 2 lane Highway in Queretaro, Mexico going around 45mph, approaching a construction zone when a car slammed me from behind, I flew over the front of bike, I rolled and smashed into the concrete median. The Car that struck me took off...
    apsguy apsguy 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    tinaeisnernews tinaeisnernews 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2014

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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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    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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    i survived a bicycle accident,

    tho. My body was flying in the sky:for real it is my trouma. but i decided i'd challenge to ride bicycle again in my near future,next month. Hope i'd be safe.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 18

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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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     I'm glad you have survived the accidents.

    What do you think, riding the SPereBike, would've been possible to survive without any injuries?indiegogo.com/projects/sperebike-the-safest-motorcycle-of-the-world/x/2353608If you think so, please help the project not to happen any more trouble. Thank you!
    LaszloPere LaszloPere 31-35 Dec 5, 2014

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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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    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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    Been racing motocross most of my life,

    I had a lot of accidents and broke quite a few bones... Never crashed on my Harley though..
    randy1129 randy1129 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Apr 7, 2014

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    I was riding on the interstate

    and a woman not paying attention ran me off the road. don't remember anything else except waking up in ambulance. still healing from broken ankle, tear in lung, 7 broken ribs, 2 fractures in neck and a bone in my back fractured. not to mention bruises and road rash. Hoping I...
    troy8402 troy8402 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    I survived TWO motorcycle accidents within the

    span of six months. The second of course was the worse of the two, my helmet popped off when my head hit the ground and then I did a face skid on the asphalt. I still have pieces of gravel in the skin under my eye.
    seelensauger seelensauger 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    On October 20, 2014 I was involved in a

    horrible accident on my vespa scooter. I don't remember much of that day because of my concussion, so this is what I was told: I was on my way home from a long shift at the hospital where I work. It was around 4pm when I was driving up one of the busiest roads in the city I live...
    ashleelazzell1 ashleelazzell1 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Jun 28, 2012

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    I was riding my Kawasaki ER5 to work.

    I was breaking (about 10-15mph) for lights in the distance. A pedestrian was texting/Facebooking and suddenly walked into the road in front of me. I breaked fiercely and skidded on some wet road or fuel. I ended up on my right side. Air ambulance called. I broke my ankle and...
    Scutariw2 Scutariw2 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Nov 15, 2013

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