I was on my way in to North Van today and got stuck on the highway. It was closed due to a terrible accident. I heard that it involved a bike so I parked at the rest area and walked up to get a closer look. The highway was closed for over an hour while the AirAmbulance landed and took the rider away.
I tried to get as much of a look as I could but the bike was hard to see down in the bushes on the right shoulder. There was a white mid-size car (a honda sedan I think) that's trunk and rear right corner was smushed up into the car.
It didn't look good at all.
I heard that the rider was apparently ripping in and out of traffic at excessive speeds and then the next thing you know the highway is shut down and there's emergency personelle rushing in from every direction. It was a sportbike with lots of black and a japanese sticker on what appeared to be undertail exhaust. I kept thinking how someone was going to be getting a call that their loved one was either dead or in critical condition - How sad.
I've felt sick to my stomach all day - PLEASE RIDE RESPONSIBLY!!!! How many friends lost or injured is it going to take for people to realise that we are not invincible with or without gear and to take it easy?
Sending comforting thoughts to the rider I was watching get air-lifted out today and to all of you who have been touched by the loss of a friend or loved one,
PLEASE, PLEASE, HAVE A SAFE AND ENJOYABLE SUMMER EVERYONE. NO MORE CLOSE-CALLS OR CRASHES!