Just because you work at a Moto Dealer, doesn't mean you know how to ride.
That said, I still hope he comes out of this alive.
The question that nags at me; Did the Dealer have a "handling policy" of any kind? Many Dealers will not allow an unlicensed employee to even straddle a bike.
And, EVERY Dealership where I know the people running it personally has Helmet Policy when moving bikes - just for incidents like this.
Even experienced riders can make a fatal mistake: I know of a shop in Atlanta that the OWNER was killed in a parking-lot drop a year or two ago. Wasn't wearing a helmet, he was closing-up and "just moving it around back".
This seems hard to believe, we need some Delaware MOrons to give us the low down! The guy must have beens screwing around with the bike, how would he have moved, based on the photo I found, in the opposite direction of the dealership. Could be the coalition of wheel fringe and lever fringe, but I still vote for screwing around. Well rest up, and next time straight in the shop!
If you are talking about the owner of Wagoner Cycle Works, it was even worse than that. He fell off a ladder and broke his neck while setting up for a jet ski function, wasn't even near a motorcycle. Still sucked though...
It was really cold last night, with a line of snow moving into the Delmarva. He might have slipped on some ice, opened the trottle and took off. Speaking of cold, gotta love those Chicago bikers for raising funds over the weekend for needy kids in sub 20 temps. That is really going the extra mile.
Up here in Ontario a parts boy was left alone to lock up at a local Ducati dealership. His buddies showed up and convinced him to take
a 999 for a spin and pop some wheelies for them. End of story. Parts boy in hospital with brain damage. 999 a write off. All caught on camera from the body rub parlor next door. Not what I would call a happy ending.
Next day the local labour investigator shows to discuss the accident and sees a mechanic pull a bike around to the front of the shop without a helmet. Investigator closes the shop
for unsafe work practices and the law suit from the boys parents puts the shop out of business.
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