Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
Motorcycle Road Rage incident
"Police are investigating a suspected road rage crash between a car and a motorcycle in Centerville.
A Mazda -driven by 32-year-old Kris Prinster of Centerville - was traveling north on 400 East followed by a Harley Davidson motorcycle driven by Michael Rakes- also of Centerville - just before 9 p.m. Thursday night.
Centerville police said the driver of the car threw a cigarette out the driverís window making the 50-year-old motorcycle rider angry.
The rider pulled up along side the car and started yelling at the driver. Police said the driver tried to pull ahead of the motorcycle, but the rider sped up and continued to yell through the open window.
The motorcycle rider then lost control of the bike. The motorcycle went down throwing Rakes and his 10-year-old son on the pavement.
The initial investigation shows that the car and the motorcycle made contact. Police said it was unclear if the contact caused the man to lose control of the Harley.
Rikes was flown to the hospital in critical condition with severe head injuries. The boy was driven to the hospital and later released.
Rikes was not wearing a helmet but his son had one on when the crash occurred.
Prinster was not injured in the crash.
Charges are being screened pending the completion of the investigation. Police said throwing a cigarette out the window is illegal, but is not considered an unsafe vehicle operation violation."
Wow, lots of points to discuss on this one. My observation:
While it's true that the car driver shouldn't have thrown a cigarette out the window, what kind of a jacka$$ takes the risk of confronting a car driver with a motorcycle WITH HIS 10-year OLD SON ON BACK?! Idiot.
"Fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life son." - Vernon Wormer.- Dean, Faber College.