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  1. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Apr 23, 2010, 12:18 AM - OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #1

    I'e been a cop for 13 years, the last 6 in traffic. I love my job. I've avoided many crashes and had more close calls than I care to remember. With the extensive motorcycle training POST requires California motorcops to have I've been able to avoid most situations by staying alert. There was nothing I could to do to avoid this one. I anticipated a problem and started to slow, but the guy made his left turn at the last second and I had no time to get stopped. I think I got down to about 15-20 mph before we hit. The BMW is designed to throw the rider the help "ride down" the collision and increase survivability. I went for a short flight, hit a curb and landed in a dirt median. Fortunatley, the weather was cool, so I was wearing a leather coat and leather gloves.

    I'm pretty beat up, but nothing in broken as of yet. My left hand is still too swollen to be sure at this point. The inpact broke the decocker off the inside of my H&K pistol, and ripped the cap off the bottom of my magazine. .45 rounds were all over the road. We just got new helmets 3 weeks ago, the full face/flip up version and it has afew scratches.

    Overall I think I made out pretty well. I'm actually on the phone in the picture. My wife would probably faint if she heard I was in a crash and didnt hear my voice.

    The nurse in the ER asked if I remembered her. "You wrote me a ticket on April 24th at 7:15 in the morning." I stoill had my sense of humor. I said, "Don't hate the player, hate the game." Then she gave me an I.V.







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    Apr 23, 2010, 12:30 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #2

    OUCH, is right! Hope you fell better.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 12:50 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #3

    Wow--glad to hear you're okay Craig. Got any pix of the damaged weapon? Hope you recover from it soon.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 1:10 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #4

    Quote Banzai88 said: View Post
    Wow--glad to hear you're okay Craig. Got any pix of the damaged weapon? Hope you recover from it soon.
    Neah, the armory guy has it. The impact broke the decocker off the inside, while it's in the holster. I'm right handed, must have been quite a hit. I know my right side hurts a lot.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 1:18 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #5

    the ticket part is great! hope you feel beter I know the guy is in ALOT of trouble DONT RUN OVER THE POLICE! great the leather kept you from any road rash too. hopefully this will be the 1st and LAST crash bro get well!
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    Apr 23, 2010, 1:33 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #6

    Wow..Glad you made out as well as you did...Thats why I prefer to drive the good old fashioned Police Cruiser....people are nuts when they get behind the wheel...Thank God for German engineering...and for guardian angels....
    Best wishes as you recover Stay Safe!!

    Mike Bryant
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    Apr 23, 2010, 1:42 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #7

    Nice weathering job on your gear!



    ...but in all seriousness, glad to hear you're in better shape than some of the alternatives. Rest up and hopefully you'll be good as new in no time!
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    Apr 23, 2010, 6:26 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #8

    Quote Cold said: View Post
    Nice weathering job on your gear!
    LOL.....!

    Glad to hear you are ok dude, falling off a bike is never good, looks like you have someone watching over you for sure, stay safe

    Steve
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    Apr 23, 2010, 6:46 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #9

    Hey, we don't need another "Officer Down" thread, bud!

    Seriously though, hope you are all right.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 3:32 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #10

    Man brutal, I am going through the CHP hiring process right now and am thinking of doing the motocycle training through them if I get into the academy.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 5:00 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #11

    Glad your ok

    Having been a cop for 13 years myself this is precisely the reason I am not fond of the motorcycles. You can do everything right and still end up on the losing end. The margin for error by ANYONE is small. At least you were covered up with protection.

    Now people say I am a hypocite because I ride bicycles on the same roads, with just spandex and bike helmet. Maybe I am.

    Get healed up quick

    Chris
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    Apr 23, 2010, 6:29 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #12

    Say........thats a nice bike.

    Ok, sorry. - Hope you make a speedy recovery Bro.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 7:03 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #13

    Quote Tim Allen said: View Post
    Man brutal, I am going through the CHP hiring process right now and am thinking of doing the motocycle training through them if I get into the academy.
    YES!!! do it, best job in the world. Motor School is a kick in the rear, but if you pass, it's a ball. CHP is always short on motors. I think you can put in for motrs after you're done with your field training, depending on where there are openings.

    Hey Tim, here's a fun video.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nBA7iTV3Jiw
    Last edited by Jango 5204; Apr 23, 2010 at 7:12 PM.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 8:36 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #14

    Quote Bobby Fett UK said: View Post
    Say........thats a nice bike.
    Ah, a good ol' T-1000 quote.
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    Apr 23, 2010, 10:00 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #15

    Since I've been in three totaled vehicles in 10 years (not ALL my fault, lol) I have to say that I like air bags, seat belts, and all that other good stuff.
    Glad to hear you're okay.
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    Apr 24, 2010, 2:13 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #16

    I crashed and rolled a light Tank in Bosnia back in the day, Got covered in petrol (scimitars had 4.2 Jag petrol engins back then) Battery acid and HE ammo. But that's nothing to a lo-speed bike crash...No matter how right you are the car always wins AND IT HURTS LIKE HECK.
    Get well and get back on the horse soon brother.
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    Apr 24, 2010, 4:26 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #17

    Sounds like you had someone watching over you, wearing the leather jacket and a new helmet.

    I've a lot of respect for people in the police force, the world over, its a tough job.

    All the best for a speeding recovery.
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    Apr 24, 2010, 4:31 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #18

    On a lighter note, good weathering on belt
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    Apr 24, 2010, 7:04 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #19

    Quote Jango 5204 said: View Post
    YES!!! do it, best job in the world. Motor School is a kick in the rear, but if you pass, it's a ball. CHP is always short on motors. I think you can put in for motrs after you're done with your field training, depending on where there are openings.
    Yeah I just got my Oral Board interview back, missed passing by 5 points so now have to wait until June to reapply and take the board again.
  20. Apr 30, 2010, 10:40 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #20

    wow, hope you recover soon and glad to see your alright too.
  21. Apr 30, 2010, 10:41 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #21

    Yeah I just got my Oral Board interview back, missed passing by 5 points so now have to wait until June to reapply and take the board again.

    what kind of stuff they ask you on them things were they take points away " If you are in a bad mood would you take it out on a J walker???" lol
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    Apr 30, 2010, 11:52 PM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #22

    Haha, yeah unfortunately we signed papers saying were not allowed to discuss the interview process but lets just say it was the scariest interview ill ever have to take.
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    May 1, 2010, 12:05 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #23

    holy **** man! so glad you're okay!

    And I thought my bicycle crash was bad...
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    May 1, 2010, 12:06 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #24

    Quote fil5117 said: View Post
    On a lighter note, good weathering on belt
    lol
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    May 1, 2010, 1:35 AM - Re: OUCH!!!! My 1st motorcycle crash #25

    Ouch! Craig, I'll bet that stung!

    Having been the loser in bike accidents before, I can commiserate. Get well soon buddy.

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