The Smidsy

A few weeks ago I witnessed a motorcycle accident. I have been in an accident in the past (hit from behind on my Triumph America), but this was the first serious motorcycle accident I witnessed as a bystander. Needless to say, it was quite upsetting. I was heading east along a 4 lane road (2 lanes east, 2 lanes west) and there was a Harley Electra Glide driving alone in the oncoming direction. At the same time, a lady was pulling out of a shopping complex on the north side of the street. She looked both ways, and then shot out to get in to the eastbound lane, crossing the westbound lane in the process. Unfortunate for the Electra Glide rider, she pulled out right in front of him. He tried to swerve to avoid but hit the back end of her car, was thrown off the motorcycle and tumbled
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