Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: North Carolina, US
Re: Head-On Crash
From the vid I was able to pick out Marysville from the bus and the area code off the Ford Econline airport type transit vehicle right behind it... I assume being in Seattle, stupid people jump yield type green lights and cut left into oncoming traffic because of their "awesome" coffee?
You had the green... BUT you jumped the throttle and excelerated a bit hard expecting to go somewhere...
I heard acceleration with no attempt to slow even after you saw the first car jump the yield.
The dumb bitch behind that first car was too busy doing whatever to notice oncoming traffic and you expected traffic to yield to you even though you had the right of way.
Your fault for assuming and her fault for not yielding.... you are, by a legal defintion, entiled to full compensation.
IMO you took off too hard in an urban setting and you should've been grabbing brake and clutch as soon as you saw the first car turn yet you kept on the throttle...
As far as the bike being totalled... matter of opinion. Insurance, maybe... actually totaled, technically... but
Buy it back from insurance check for cheap, use this group to source parts, use me to repair your busted fairings and repaint them... it's not as "totaled" as the insurance company thinks and members are willing to help. Look in the "For Sale" section here. A PM or two to Saabnut and other folks and you'd be surprised what parts could be had for cheap.
Do the work yourself and you still have a great bike.
Just an option IMO though.
Thought it'd might give you something to do while the feeling comes back to those giggleberries.
Glad you're okay and THAT'S the main thing.
If you weren't okay then you wouldn't be posting here... at least that's the way I see it.