I think you are correct, Matt. I gathered from reading the story it must have happened quickly.......the car runs over a tire tread and flips it up, the rider hits the tread losing control with him landing in another lane, and the truck driver runs over him not having enough time to react. My heart goes out to the riders' family as well as the truck driver. Bad, bad situation.
Your title is right on, I think motorcycle riders often get in minor wrecks then find themselves in traffic and that is when things go terribly wrong... My heart goes out to the victim and his family....
Every time I ride through there it seems some young gal driving too fast and talking or texting on her phone tries to hit me or cut me off.the overall speeds in that area are extreme and it seems EVERYONE is on their cell phone in the Atlanta area
"I had to lay it down" is a euphemism for " I don`t know how to use my brakes properly so I crashed."The question I have is the statement that he layed the bike down. Now was this the result of the impact or did he do it intentionally?
I still hear of guys laying the bike down to avoid an accident. How can you avoid when you intentionally relinquish control?