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Sounds fishy.

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I'd be interested in seeing the private investigators findings. Something doesn't add up in this. The kid may not have been scratched up but then again there was no mention of the gear or lack of gear he had on at the time.
 

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I hate to sound callous, but it sounds like this poor guy has a case of "I'm not responsible for my own actions and someone else should pay-syndrome".



It's pandemic throughout the USA at the moment.



(Oh that and a friend of mine broke his bike in a bike accident and there wasn't a mark on him.)
 

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surely in this day and age the police could do more to find the driver of the other vehicle what about crime scene investigation as he could have killed this young guy I for one believe him.
 

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No pictures of the bike? Seems to me they'd be able to tell by looking at the bike. Sometimes accident victems lose a short amount of memory before the accident happened as well. Maybe he doesn't actually recall being at the light. Whether it was his fault or not what the hell are we paying insurance for if there's always a loop hole so they don't have to pay?
 

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Has anyone ever seen where a rim was completely broke through after a lowside? Or a highside accident where only one side of the fairings were damaged? Did the chief ever have formal accident reconstruction training, or do we all have as much training as he does? Conspiracy theorist unite!
 

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BTW, have you ever seen someone who was not wearing leathers get up completely unscathed from a lowside? Heck, I lowsided on my bicycle at about 30mph coming around a corner (hit patch of sand) and had on hell of a road tattoo for a month!
 

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Why won't his insurance pay? Is there really a clause in it that says if you are found at fault (or in this case, nobody else was found at fault), they deny your medical bills?



As much as we wouldn't like to talk about it, I'd venture 80%+ of single-motorcycle accidents can be clearly blamed on the operator, yet the vast majority I've read about have their insurance coverage come through anyway. What's different in this case?
 

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Yes that adds credence to the case it was a hit and run.. good point. Sportbikes are safer.. :)
 

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I don't have enough details to make any conclusions in this particular case, but I low-sided at 30mph and came away without a scratch or bruise. Only my cordura riding pants had a minor scuff.
 

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Back rim split and exhaust can bent up and in half sure looks like he was hit behind to me. The NTSB should be called They are the only agency that does a great job of accident investagation if this man were piloting a plane that is what would happen instead the doughnut eatin crowd blames the rider as always.
 

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"Back rim split and exhaust can bent up and in half sure looks like he was hit behind to me." Yep I agree. You make a great point bout the NTSB and the donut crowd.
 

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I certainly don't know any facts that aren't apparent in the story and video, but I certainly have difficulty believing that a high-speed get-off could crush the back wheel, seat frame, and exhaust like that but not do any damage to the front of the bike or fairings. It sure looks to me as if he was rear-ended.



Of course, historically, the police are the first to admit when they make mistakes, so I'm sure the investigation was thorough. Not.



I also find the insurance situation strange. Why wouldn't health insurance cover him if the cycle insurance did not. It's entirely possible that he only had the minimum liability insurance on the bike. Given what it must cost to insure someone his age on a ZX-9 it's understandable that he minimum coverage, but it would be pretty dumb.



 

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Without medical coverage on the bike's policy, only his uninsured motorist coverage would cover medical bills in an accident. If there are no witnesses, nor evidence of a hit and run, his medical bills are not covered.



If he had general health insurance (i.e. not tied to his bike's insurance), that would have covered it regardless of the cause.



Apparently he didn't have medical coverage.



It seems that most insurers don't provide medical coverage for a motorcycle. Anyone know one that does?



If you don't have health insurance, you're at risk unless you can get medical coverage for your bike.





 
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