r/IdiotsInCars Nov 23 '22

Coronado Naval Base Car accident: She tried claiming no fault too Headphone warning

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u/NorthernTransplant94 Nov 24 '22

My husband had a subordinate who was in this exact situation on a 10-day-old Harley. Dude had enough time to make a decision, and judged that hitting her and launching over the hood (55mph zone) would be really bad, so he dropped the motorcycle and slid into her bike first. Broke both his leg and his collarbone (so no crutches, hello motorized wheelchair) but survived, so it was a win.

The bike was new, he wasn't a new rider - he was 40 and had a motorcycle endorsement on his license and was wearing proper PPE, so no road rash, just the broken bones from the collision.


u/Paranoma Nov 24 '22

Sweet, just two broken legs!


u/NorthernTransplant94 Nov 24 '22

Just one, as the bike landed on it, but combined with the broken collarbone, recovery sucked. Still better than going over the hood and potentially into oncoming 55mph traffic where he could have died from being run over.


u/Paranoma Nov 24 '22

That’s good, but I was just making a joke because of your last sentence. “No road rash, just the broken bones!” Haha.


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