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Old 06-22-2019, 05:12 AM   #1
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7 New Hampshire Motorcyclists Killed (June 21, 2019)

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn...uck/index.html

This is a staggering amount of carnage, and so very sad.

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Old 06-22-2019, 06:58 AM   #2
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Rest In Peace to the fallen riders. This kind of rear impact is my worst nightmare while riding- completely outside of your ability to anticipate or prevent.
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The pickup truck, a 2016 Dodge 2500, was traveling west on Route 2 while the motorcyclists were traveling east, police said.
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Rest In Peace to the fallen riders. This kind of rear impact is my worst nightmare while riding- completely outside of your ability to anticipate or prevent.
The truck and the motorcyclists were going in opposite directions.

The article fails to mention that the truck (which I think is only a 1/2 ton?) was pulling a very large trailer.

Horrific for everyone involved. I read about it last night before going to bed. Sleep was a long time coming...


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Rest In Peace to the fallen riders. This kind of rear impact is my worst nightmare while riding- completely outside of your ability to anticipate or prevent.
They were traveling opposite direction to the truck that struck them. It left me with the impression the truck just plowed through them at speed.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:13 AM   #6
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The truck and the motorcyclists were going in opposite directions.

The article fails to mention that the truck (which I think is only a 1/2 ton?) was pulling a very large trailer.

Horrific for everyone involved. I read about it last night before going to bed. Sleep was a long time coming...


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Other articles say it was a 2016 Dodge 2500. Well, no that one does too.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:28 AM   #7
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Other articles say it was a 2016 Dodge 2500. Well, no that one does too.
Yes it does mention the truck, but no mention of the long trailer it was pulling.
And I think the 2500 is a 3/4 ton, not a 1/2 ton.



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Yes it does mention the truck, but no mention of the long trailer it was pulling.
And I think the 2500 is a 3/4 ton, not a 1/2 ton.



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Photo of the gooseneck flatbed equipment hauler.
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Old 06-22-2019, 07:53 AM   #9
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How horrific and sad...

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I am for sure feeling for those that were lost and for their families and friends.

This is so so shitty.
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Old 06-22-2019, 08:18 AM   #10
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Wow! This is horrific. May they have gone quickly and painlessly.

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Photo of the gooseneck flatbed equipment hauler.
Perhaps the trailer skidded in oversteering/jack-knife fashion and hit the all motorcyclists at once. You know, a blowout or sudden mechanical failure.
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It happened at the spot shown in the Google map below, on US-2, a 2-lane road in rural northern New Hampshire. Pickup was westbound, motorcyclists eastbound. Good report from NPR, via Capital Public Radio in Sacramento:
A pickup truck in rural New Hampshire struck and killed seven veterans on motorcycles Friday night. The crash ignited a small fire in a nearby wooded area and left a wreckage of damaged vehicles and the bodies of victims strewn across the highway.

State police said a Dodge pickup truck hit the group of motorcycles around 6:30 p.m. Friday along U.S. 2 in Randolph.

Authorities are still investigating what caused the deadly collision. Police have not released the names of the victims or the pickup driver, who witnesses said survived the incident.
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The riders were members of the Jarheads Motorcycle Club, which comprises active and veteran Marines. They were on their way to a bike gathering in northern New Hampshire, said Charlie St. Clair, executive director of Laconia Motorcycle Week Association, a large motorcycle gathering that ended last weekend.

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Condolences to all family and friends of the fallen.


Lets not forget these people also served or were serving their country.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:00 AM   #13
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They were traveling opposite direction to the truck that struck them. It left me with the impression the truck just plowed through them at speed.
I think that is what happened, per this photo of the end orientation.
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Old 06-22-2019, 09:27 AM   #15
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I think that is what happened, per this photo of the end orientation.

I don't know now. Looking at that photo you posted makes me think the trailer was somehow sliding perpendicular to the road at some point, maybe the truck/trailer did a 180 while approaching them and the trailer swung around and caught them all. It looks like there's a motorcycle under the trailer axles and the tire drag/skid marks on the pavement make me think the trailer swung around to come to its resting position. Horrific for everyone involved. I really hope the driver of the truck had some sort of medical episode before it happened. That's really the only way this could be somehow excusable and just an unfortunate tragedy. Trouble is, that's rarely the case.

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