Motorcycles are Not for Clowning Around


damage after a motorcycle accident

Motorcycles are NOT for Clowning Around


My son Jason had just up-graded from a 250 Ninja to a CBR900. He had just picked it up on Wednesday and the following Saturday it was nice out. I got a call from him Sat around 3:15 and I thought he was calling to see when I would get home to go for a ride. However it was a call to tell me He just totaled the bike on Route 645 near Bethel, PA.

While he was explaining what had happened the ambulance came before he could tell me everything and he had to hang up. I got a hold of him later and he told me they were taking him to the Hershey Trauma center. All I got out of him was his thumb hurt. Try telling Mom that when she didn’t want him riding in the first place.

We got to the Hershey Hospital and tracked him down, he was sitting in there with a smile on his face and acting like nothing happened. I can’t Explain the Feeling of Happiness. He said just his thumb hurt.

After all the tests they came up with two fractures; a thumb and finger. He also had road rash on his left arm and right butt cheek. The EMS guys said he was very lucky to be alive. All of this was due to my sons quick reaction and wearing the safety pieces.

Before the motorcycle accident

When he came to the top of a small hill his front tire hit a stone and lifted his front tire off the ground. He then felt the back tire leaving the road. He quickly pushed the bike away from him with both his hands and feet. He then tucked and rolled to a stop. The bike hit a telephone pole. He remembered then getting up and taking pieces of his bike off the road.

After the motorcycle accident

His riding buddy (Doug) said he looked in his rear view mirror and all he saw was a dust of dirt and Jason standing up and dragging pieces of his bike off the road. He turned around to go back and check him out, the first thing Jason said to him was, “I will need a NEW BIKE.”

My son had on a full face helmet, sport jacket with pads, leather gloves and steel toed shoes! Had he not been properly protected by wearing the right motorcycle apparel the damage to him could have been much worse. I’m happy that he is doing okay and I’d like this to encourage everyone to wear the proper safety equipment when they ride.

Go for it…Ride Hard, Loud but Safe…Huffy

Special guest article by “Huffy the Clown”

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13 Responses

  1. Theresa McCoy

    WOW! I am wondering now what I got myself into! I am still learning to ride my Suzuki C50 boulevard 850cc. I’ve only been on the bike twice and yesterday was the second time and I laid it down! I was lucky, no injuries and bike didn’t have a scratch and I landed with the bike in the grass! I am really wanting to get the hang of this as I spent a lot on the bike!I got right back on my bike and didn’t let it bother me! But its just that unknown at the top of a hill or around a curve! How do you ever stop fearing that? All my friends ride and such pro’s and I’ve been told everyone has laid their bike down at one time or another! I am going to a motorcycle class for 3 days! I sure hope this prepares me to get out there on my own! Glad this person in the story is o.k

  2. pete

    sounds like he needs more saddle time, some better training on riding better, by his description, that rock must have been quite large, how did the other rider not see it or hit it? sounds a little fishy to me, just glad he’s alright, i would hope he learned his lesson

  3. pete

    @Theresa McCoy, take the classes and learn as much as you can and don’t give up, with practice, things will get easier, take your time, try and figure out what you did wrong and correct your mistakes, you’ll get it

  4. Juma

    The best thing about this story, aside from the fact that he was ok, is that his intial reaction was “I will need a new bike”! Ride or Die Baby!!!

  5. Roberto Reyes

    I recommend that new riders take the MSF riding course. Even experience riders can take this course. it will give you the basics in riding a bike. Wear all your gear even when it’s hot outside because you’ll never know when it will be needed. This young man using his protective gear and reaction time prevented a more serious disaster from happening!!!

  6. Michelle

    Take the Motorcycle Safety Foundation rider course. It costs about $275 for the entire weekend but it is worth its weight in gold. You will learn things you would never figure out all by yourself. Trust me. Do it.

  7. Brian Beets

    Definitely take the class, Theresa; you will learn all the skill you need. Also, nothing helps than taking it out and riding several thousand miles. Get out on the highway too, small 2-lane highways that are not frequently traveled, just to get your “wheels” under you. You don’t have to ever lay your bike down if you always practice safe driving!

  8. Bradley Olson

    One just never knows…I was on the way to work one day at 0715 and the county attorney turned his Lincoln right in front of me cause he was looking at some young girl walking down the sidewalk. I stuck my new Honda in his side door and was lucky to be ejected from the bike or my leg would have been crushed. Just gotta drive for everyone when you are on a bike and always expect the unexpected!! Regards.

  9. Wendy Zitola

    I too took a tumble from my ER6N last year. I hit a ridge in the road and went flying. I closed my eyes and thought Relax ! And it seemed to work. Both thumbs were broken but apart from that just afew bruises.

    And the reason for this is wearing the right gear, ok it’s a pain to walk around in all the kit, but boy its worth it.

    New bike in the garage calling to me …

  10. Buzz Marple

    This sounds like a clear case of over riding ones ability. I assume that Jason has taken the MSF course since he was dressed correctly but thats just an assumtion. Jason, was confident that he knew how to ride since he had a motorcycle before. What Jason failed to regognize was that going from a 250 to a 900 is like going from a single engine prop plane to a jet. He committed the sin of believing that he didn’t need time to get used to the power and speed of the new bike. The science of human nature has proven that to truely know a new bike it will take at least a month. Two weeks to change the habits from the smaller bike to a bigger bike and two weeks to learn the nature of handling the new bike. Hopefully Jason has learned a valuable lesson that he will not repeat in the future. The rules of riding are: 1) never think you know everything. 2) never over ride your riding abilities. 3) go at your own pace, do not let outside influences make you do something your inner voice tells you not to do. and lastly 4) listen to your inner voice, if it does not “feel” right DON’T DO IT!!!

  11. zuky

    thats why mine is a trike, i justwant to enjoy and afternoon ride, or help the community with my motorcycle club, don’t want to leave my brains in the pavement. lol trike wont lay down.

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