Motorcycle takes out two bicyclists on Mulholland Dr.

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Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Topic Author's Original Post - May 1, 2013 - 11:42am PT
Would suck to be the guy on the motorcycle, goes viral!

Srbphoto

climber
Kennewick wa
May 1, 2013 - 11:44am PT
at least the guy on the motorcycle was kind enough to let them fall on him
Chaz

Trad climber
greater Boss Angeles area
May 1, 2013 - 11:50am PT
Goddamn bicycles. Always in the way.
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
May 1, 2013 - 11:56am PT
That is bizarre.

Clear highway, no other traffic, perfect visibility... How could he not have seen the cyclists? How, with the entire highway available to him, could he not have avoided them?
JLP

Social climber
The internet
May 1, 2013 - 12:04pm PT
So there's a couple shots of this chick's ass, the rest was a blur.
ROtotheC

Trad climber
Denver, CO
May 1, 2013 - 12:08pm PT
What is up with that stretch of road??? Anyone check out the videos that come up after that first one. Clip after clip of people laying down their bikes on that curve. Going over the handlebars, catching on fire, etc. And why is someone always filming right there?
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
May 1, 2013 - 12:09pm PT
The first bicyclist's mechanism of injury demonstrates the value in wearing a helmet.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 1, 2013 - 12:13pm PT
There are a lot of distractions on Mulholland Drive and a fair number of video cameras are active in that region, on any given day....



Nawmean?

DMT

ps. that ass chick is SO L.A.!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
May 1, 2013 - 12:19pm PT
Cyclist #1 fell backwards & the first thing to strike the ground was his head. Why was nobody there holding him in c-spine ?
Jon Beck

Trad climber
Oceanside
Topic Author's Reply - May 1, 2013 - 12:29pm PT
Off-duty plumber?

Credit: Jon Beck
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
May 1, 2013 - 12:30pm PT
"nice part is......nothing is bleeding terribly"

yeah except for all the internal bleeding that you cannot see!

Why was nobody there holding him in c-spine ?

nobody there prolly knows anything about emergency response to a trauma victim. at least the paramedic was holding him in c-spine......after he had gotten up and walked across the road.

yeah i was a little fixated on that ass crack at first :)
Tami

Social climber
Canada
May 1, 2013 - 12:31pm PT
SRG - YEah, I saw that ambulance-girl was holding him in c-spine..........while buddy was SITTING !!!!!

Huh??!!?!?


That guy had at least a gr1 or gr2 concussion...........


michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
May 1, 2013 - 12:33pm PT
That is bizarre.

Clear highway, no other traffic, perfect visibility... How could he not have seen the cyclists? How, with the entire highway available to him, could he not have avoided them?

Target Fixation.


Try riding a bicycle and look around. Keep a perfect line. Good luck!


Sucks for the bicyclists, also sucks for the motorcyclist, sh#t happens. That's what insurance is for. They knew Mulholland was a speed zone.
Some Random Guy

climber
Under a Little Pink Umbrella
May 1, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
I saw that ambulance-girl was holding him in c-spine..........while buddy was SITTING !!!!!
how did she get certified. hahahaha!

"he's he's he's he's alight.....he's conscious.......he's moving......."


good prognosis
Jim Brennan

Trad climber
Vancouver Canada
May 1, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
If someone who's injured wants to sit up or do whatever, there's not much you can do about it.
You can say, "you should stay still, you may have a spine injury" but...

Holding someone who's injured when they don't want to be held or crowded may result in the good old fight part of the fight or flee reflex.
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
May 1, 2013 - 12:40pm PT
Well, always wear a proper helmet when riding. His saved his life.
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
May 1, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
My daughter's room mate is an EMT out of UCLA and I'm pretty sure he covers Mulholland Dr. He's also a med student. I'd love to know his thoughts about this lol.

DMT
Fat Dad

Trad climber
Los Angeles, CA
May 1, 2013 - 12:43pm PT
Yikes. Maybe it's a good thing I haven't had time to get out on my road bike. Always was mindful of cars. Now I'll have to be paranoid about bikes too, especially the hordes who loiter around the Rock Store.
They knew Mulholland was a speed zone.
Yes. How dare those cyclists believe they could use the roads without someone crashing into them.
Snowmassguy

Trad climber
Calirado
May 1, 2013 - 12:49pm PT
Apparently no real injuries other than bumps and bruises out of this accident. Lucky!
rockermike

Trad climber
Berkeley
May 1, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
I have a buddy, young man, motorcycle nut. Always speeding around at twice the limit. But one time he was just going to the store to get diapers for his newborn daughter, and he's stopped at a stop sign, and someone in a Honda plows into him from behind. he flies up and back, bounces off the windshield and lands some distance behind the car. (not unlike this accident) He thought he was alright, got up and walked home, went to doctor next day. Even doctor checked him out as OK. But now a year later he is supper weak on the left side, both leg and arm. Has to walk with a cane. Lost his job. Really sad situation. I don't know what the legal/financial situation is but I suspect he probably already settled for something way too low.
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