Motorcyclist dies in collision with semi | The Columbus Dispatch

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A Springfield man died when he crashed his motorcycle in Madison County today. Police say Brandon Wilt, 20, was eastbound on East High Street near Keny Boulevard in London when a tractor-trailor in front of him slowed to turn into a private drive.

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My prayers go out to the family and friends of this young man.
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Another reason not to allow Tractor-Semi-Trailers the same speed as cars and motorcycles . The Bigger the vehicle the more dangerous it is for others ( cars and motorcycles ) on the same roadway . Truck drivers are supposedly professional drivers and are paid to be a professional driver . Too many lives are being lost to the increase in speed for heavier and bigger vehicles . A lot of these crashes are happening on the side roadways .
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Summer is off to an early start in Ohio. This is the second motorcycle death in two days.
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Twenty years old; think you're going to live forever. So very sad.
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R.I.P. Lil buddy You will be missed by many!!!
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Another reason not to allow Tractor-Semi-Trailers the same speed as cars and motorcycles . The Bigger the vehicle the more dangerous it is for others ( cars and motorcycles ) on the same roadway . Truck drivers are supposedly professional drivers and are paid to be a professional driver . Too many lives are being lost to the increase in speed for heavier and bigger vehicles . A lot of these crashes are happening on the side roadways.

It doesn't look like you read the article very well: motorcycle ran into the tractor trailer as it was slowing down to turn. This accident has nothing to with the truck driver, but everything to do with the motorcyle rider who, according to police accounts, indicated "speed was a factor."
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Clint wrote:
Another reason not to allow Tractor-Semi-Trailers the same speed as cars and motorcycles . The Bigger the vehicle the more dangerous it is for others ( cars and motorcycles ) on the same roadway . Truck drivers are supposedly professional drivers and are paid to be a professional driver . Too many lives are being lost to the increase in speed for heavier and bigger vehicles . A lot of these crashes are happening on the side roadways .
This story in no way backs up your comment. In this case the significantly smaller vehicle was at fault.

Would you argue that SUVs and Trucks shouldn't be allowed to drive the same speed as a motorcycle? Have you ever seen the results of an 8000 lb SUV colliding with a 400 lb motorcycle? The problem doesn't lie with speed limits, it's carelessness by all on the roads.
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Helmet didn't help much, did it ??????
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Thet need to do something about these crotch rockets. I call these people who ride these bikes organ doners on two wheels. Way too fast.
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Clint wrote:
Another reason not to allow Tractor-Semi-Trailers the same speed as cars and motorcycles . The Bigger the vehicle the more dangerous it is for others ( cars and motorcycles ) on the same roadway . Truck drivers are supposedly professional drivers and are paid to be a professional driver . Too many lives are being lost to the increase in speed for heavier and bigger vehicles . A lot of these crashes are happening on the side roadways .
You really should learn to read.The Bike rider was BEHIND the truck and speeding! So get you sh@t stright before opening your mouth!
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Clint wrote:
Another reason not to allow Tractor-Semi-Trailers the same speed as cars and motorcycles . The Bigger the vehicle the more dangerous it is for others ( cars and motorcycles ) on the same roadway . Truck drivers are supposedly professional drivers and are paid to be a professional driver . Too many lives are being lost to the increase in speed for heavier and bigger vehicles . A lot of these crashes are happening on the side roadways .
They said the speed of the motorcycle was a factor. Not the Semi, as he was turning. You have a young guy on a machine that goes too fast and the speed went to his head. Instead of being cautious, he was careless, and paid for it dearly. It states, "when a tractor-trailor in front of him slowed to turn into a private drive." He was going too fast to slow down and not paying attention. Sad for his family.
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The fact that you are making jokes about someone dying is disgusting and shows that you are trash.
I hope karma bites your a** and go straight to hell.
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Time of the year that all the idiots pull their bikes out of the garage, and show attempt to show everybody how cool they are.
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Thet need to do something about these crotch rockets. I call these people who ride these bikes organ doners on two wheels. Way too fast.
it dosent have anything to do with the motorcycles dude, it has to do with people who ride them being just plain f. ucking stupid to the rules of the road,the speed limit, and not having any damn common sense! most of them do not need to be riding to begin with!
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Clint wrote:
Another reason not to allow Tractor-Semi-Trailers the same speed as cars and motorcycles . The Bigger the vehicle the more dangerous it is for others ( cars and motorcycles ) on the same roadway . Truck drivers are supposedly professional drivers and are paid to be a professional driver . Too many lives are being lost to the increase in speed for heavier and bigger vehicles . A lot of these crashes are happening on the side roadways .


You have no ideal what happened and your comment is wat off base as to what did happen. If you don't know then don't comment.
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R.I.P. Lil buddy You will be missed by many!!!
You two sound close. Did you know him long?
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My prayers go out to the family...especially the young man (his cousin) that I was talking to at the accident sene. My heart goes out to you young man. May God see you through this.
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Rip Brandon we love you and u will be missed
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followed the story ok til it said dayton freight. Its amazing how many dayton freight drivers and employees are total smart alec morons. It immediately made me wonder if this driver was one of them and deliberately "toyed" with the bike rider because they didnt like how he was riding.
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He could have just as easily been in a car. If you're not paying attention to what is going on around you - you're bound to get in trouble.

At least the article mentioned he was wearing a helmet, usually when a helmet is involved the author doesn't mention it. But death without a helmet, they put that information in bold type.

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