1. agrees with my point- i.e. someone gut him off (which as you can see is the MAJORITY
2. this usually happens on back country roads aka 'twisties' in which a rider is going over his head and heads into a corner too fast or fixates on something other than the road.
3 and 4 are very small.
so the point of my post was to ask what the reason was. the article indicated that the m/c lost control. it seemed to imply that it was all the riders fault. as we can see (thanks for providing support for my statement) most accidents happen from other vehicles. being that it wasn't on a back country road- i was interested to see if it was the rider being stupid (which i doubt, but the article may have implied depending on how YOU read it) or if it was something such as a bucket in the middle of the road which is unavoidable.
it is NOT a wind up.
Originally Posted by Football16:
This must be another wind up of yours. You must have one too many hits on the head without motorcycle helmet to post this stuff.
Check some facts on bike riding as if you ride yourself you might want to become more familiar with the reality.
Motorcycle Accident Study findings (top 4 only)
1. Approximately three-fourths of these motorcycle accidents involved collision with another vehicle, which was most usually a passenger automobile.
2. Approximately one-fourth of these motorcycle accidents were single vehicle accidents involving the motorcycle colliding with the roadway or some fixed object in the environment.
3. Vehicle failure accounted for less than 3% of these motorcycle accidents, and most of those were single vehicle accidents where control was lost due to a puncture flat.
4. In the single vehicle accidents, motorcycle rider error was present as the accident precipitating factor in about two-thirds of the cases, with the typical error being a slide out and fall due to over braking or running wide on a curve due to excess speed or under-cornering.
Motorcycle Safety Statistics: Crash, Fatal Bike Accidents