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Bob
11th December 2004, 01:35
A South Florida driver ploughed into a motorcyclist and kept going, even as the screaming man rolled onto the hood of the car. The motorcyclist, Marlowe Buelvas, was driving west on I-595 when he said Scott Eisenberg hit him. After the impact, Buelvas managed to get up off the ground and write down Eisenberg's license plate number.

"He didn't know what he hit” said witness Thomas Thibert “He said 'I didn't know. I hit some debris.' I said, 'Debris? But the guy was on your hood yelling at (your) windshield to stop.” Thibert stopped to help Buelvas, then took off after Eisenberg. He chased him 20 miles to Pompano Beach where Florida Highway Patrol troopers and Broward Sheriff's Office deputies intercepted him.

According to Eisenberg "I didn't see a guy on my hood. If I saw a guy on my hood I would have stopped right there. I simply thought I ran over something."

Eisenberg is to be charged with:

Leaving the scene of an accident involving damage.
Failure to report an accident immediately.
Failure to leave information.
Careless driving.
Having no insurance.

Thankfully Buelvas was not injured, but his motorcycle was reportedly totalled. Buelvas, owner of Gangster Cycles, said the bike was worth $85,000.

Ms Piggy
11th December 2004, 06:34
Yesterday morning I justr about ended up on a drivers hood. She was at a give way and she slowed down for a mili-second and looked to her left, where I was riding towards her, then carried on.

I actually got quite a fright :gob: I tooted her with my mighty horn (which made her look!), pondered if I should turn around and have a talk to her, then decided I was grateful not to have been hit and carried on. :wacko:

Riff Raff
11th December 2004, 07:01
Hmmm ... Gangster Motorcycles? US$85,000 bike? Driver not seeing motorcyclist on hood? Non-injury? - one has to wonder who's telling the truth.

Motu
11th December 2004, 08:14
I'd didn't end up on the ''hood'',early Transits don't have much of a bonnet so I stood on the bumper and held onto the windscreen wipers.No,he didn't stop as I pounded his windscreen,but swerved to try and throw me off,the bike still under the van.After a km I jumped off and he kept going - holed up at home with a revolver and kept the cops at bay until he was sober.It wasn't in the papers and there was no internet then - but he was fined $70 and lost his licence for 18mths,although he could still drive during the day as that was his job.

bear
11th December 2004, 09:34
What is wrong with some people?

Ramius
11th December 2004, 10:47
What is wrong with some people?

You really want me to answer that? Maybe the shorter question is, what is right with people?!?

Sniper
11th December 2004, 11:08
You really want me to answer that? Maybe the shorter question is, what is right with people?!?

There is nothing wrong with me, both my personalities keep me in check. :Punk: :)

crashe
11th December 2004, 11:25
I mean to say.... how the hell do you NOT see a body on the hood of your car.... unless you are a blind driver..... :shit: :confused2

To have hit the bike would have had to have left some almighty damage to the car as well. :crazy:

So it happened in the states.... so I wonder how many years this "blind" driver will go down for....... Florida is fairly hard on some laws that are broken.

Motu
11th December 2004, 14:30
The driver who ran me down knew he had hit me - the passenger came into the cop shop and reported that they had just killed a guy on a motorcycle - and I was standing next to him reporting the same accident!

mangell6
11th December 2004, 14:43
So Motu, you were dead and then you resurected yourself, what is your name again??? :D

SPman
11th December 2004, 14:54
So Motu, you were dead and then you resurected yourself, what is your name again??? :D
Sshhhhh.....Zed might be about.

Motu
11th December 2004, 15:00
Well they didn't stop to see if they HAD killed me - it was a hit and run and I don't know why he wasn't charged for it,let alone brandishing a pistol in a drunken state...but that was the 70s...and I was dumb enough to think the Police was there to do it's job.It took 3 cops to drag my brother off him,he was slamming the guys head into the concrete wall...in hindsight I should of joined in,but thought my brother was doing a pretty good job.

Jackrat
11th December 2004, 18:51
Yeah that was something about the 70s I can forget about aye.
The guy on the north shore that killed two of my mates an put two others in hospital while drunk got away with a similar penalty.
He also baled up in his house until he sobered up a bit,it also didn't make the papers.1979,Rangatira Rd Birkdale, the guy took out five bikes,but because they were (Bikies)the coppers did sweet FA.

AMPS
13th December 2004, 08:20
Then there's the woman in a Beemer who pulled out in front of my eyeball searing yellow Road King, headlight beam boring into where her brain used to be. I moved right to go around her and she moved right as well. Right onto the wrong side of the road pushing me towards the kerb. She woke up in time and stopped dead in the middle of 't road and I managed to get back to the left lane. She may well have been disconcerted by the blaring horns of the two bikes and two cars that she nearly hit.
Lou
Lou

Motu
13th December 2004, 10:33
That sounds exactly like the one I came across last sunday on the way to Shelly Beach - came around a corner and here's some chick in a white car (Echo I think) coming down the road slowly on my side of the road,adjusting her seat belt or putting her lipstick in her handbag,I was in the Pajero with my boys...she moved left,she moved right....then just gave up and stopped with the Pajero almost kissing her front bumper....then she just casualy drove off,didn't even seem to think any wrong was done.Lucky I was in the Pajero - with her moving side to side I couldn't take avoiding action and just kept hard on the brakes...I would off loved to of cleaned it up.On a bike I would have been toast..if not hitting the car I would of dumped either side.

Ms Piggy
13th December 2004, 13:42
I was riding up John St this morning and this guy in van looks down the road at me (and the traffic behind me) and pulls out from Hanson St anyway!!!! It was a busy intersection but man was I peeved. Again I continued riding with my heart in my mouth then calmed down and thought of all the reasons I should be grateful the great turd didn't wait any later to pull out in front of me.

Coyote
13th December 2004, 16:04
Couple of months back when I was on my bicycle, I was biking along the side of the road, and this dipstick backs out of her driveway at the speed of light and I whack into her. I had to pay for panelbeating bills($500)

We tried to say backing out of driveways is illegal, then we found out it is illegal in Wellington and Lower Hutt, but not in Upper Hutt. So they blamed it all on me.

vifferman
13th December 2004, 16:14
Couple of months back when I was on my bicycle, I was biking along the side of the road, and this dipstick backs out of her driveway at the speed of light and I whack into her. I had to pay for panelbeating bills($500)

We tried to say backing out of driveways is illegal, then we found out it is illegal in Wellington and Lower Hutt, but not in Upper Hutt. So they blamed it all on me.That's not right. The Vifferbabe carefully backed out of our gargre a couple of years ago - nothing coming, so she carried on, and some eedjit tried to go around the back of her, and had the side of their car smashed in. The insurance company and AA both said that if someone is reversing and has a collision, it's legally the fault of the person reversing. So we had to pay.
Our only satisfaction was that the Pajero was essentially undamaged, and the whole of the Shitsubishi (or whatever the hell it was) was stuffed, and they had no car for a few weeks.

Coyote
13th December 2004, 17:49
That's not right. The Vifferbabe carefully backed out of our gargre a couple of years ago - nothing coming, so she carried on, and some eedjit tried to go around the back of her, and had the side of their car smashed in. The insurance company and AA both said that if someone is reversing and has a collision, it's legally the fault of the person reversing. So we had to pay.
Our only satisfaction was that the Pajero was essentially undamaged, and the whole of the Shitsubishi (or whatever the hell it was) was stuffed, and they had no car for a few weeks.
I haven't been to lucky on my bicycle. Most drivers work on the mentality 'cycles are physically smaller, giving cars more rights on the road'. I had to give way to every vehicle in my way, most of the time I had the bloody right of way. Also the drivers in their clean, road going 4x4's think since cars are smaller, they have more rights on the road.

I respect truck drivers as they are the only ones who give way for bicycles. A huge eighteen wheeler stopped for me when he had right of way.

Ghost Lemur
13th December 2004, 19:40
I haven't been to lucky on my bicycle. Most drivers work on the mentality 'cycles are physically smaller, giving cars more rights on the road'. I had to give way to every vehicle in my way, most of the time I had the bloody right of way. Also the drivers in their clean, road going 4x4's think since cars are smaller, they have more rights on the road.

I respect truck drivers as they are the only ones who give way for bicycles. A huge eighteen wheeler stopped for me when he had right of way.

You'll find there's no difference moving on to two wheels + engine. They'll still ignore you. Remeber cagers = Homicidal manics who sole purpose in life is to kill you, and be safe out there.

zooter
8th January 2005, 18:45
In my charmed experience the cagers that look like they are going to pull out in front of me have all stopped dead when they see me glaring at them while taking evasive action. Am I just lucky or is there a benefit to the eye contact??

MSTRS
8th January 2005, 19:07
Am I just lucky or is there a benefit to the eye contact??
How's your peripheral vision??

Jackrat
8th January 2005, 22:13
In my charmed experience the cagers that look like they are going to pull out in front of me have all stopped dead when they see me glaring at them while taking evasive action. Am I just lucky or is there a benefit to the eye contact??

Yeah,I think there is,BUT as MSTRS say,s :shifty:
Ya' just never can tell,so trust NO bastard!!

onearmedbandit
8th January 2005, 22:31
That Pajero you owned vifferman, wasn't one of those ones made by Shitsubishi was it??!! (J/K)

Waylander
20th January 2005, 12:45
Had a guy in a porche cut me off once back home. His rear bumber was mere inches away from my font tire. Luckily when i ride im always looking for the accident that i know is gonna kill me so i saw it coming and avoided hitting him, but i was pissed off so i pulled up next to the guy to try to get him to pull over by waving him down. The bastard was on his phone and fliped me the bird so i pulled in closer and kicked the side of his door leaving a big dent then pulled off and went on my merry little way all the while watching the guy fumming over his stearing wheel at me in my mirrors

Dodgyiti
25th January 2005, 10:09
That Pajero you owned vifferman, wasn't one of those ones made by Shitsubishi was it??!! (J/K)
Classic :banana: :bleh:

thehollowmen
25th January 2005, 10:29
Had a guy in a porche cut me off once back home. His rear bumber was mere inches away from my font tire. Luckily when i ride im always looking for the accident that i know is gonna kill me so i saw it coming and avoided hitting him, but i was pissed off so i pulled up next to the guy to try to get him to pull over by waving him down. The bastard was on his phone and fliped me the bird so i pulled in closer and kicked the side of his door leaving a big dent then pulled off and went on my merry little way all the while watching the guy fumming over his stearing wheel at me in my mirrors

I think with a porche you could get a wheel up and ride straight over... :-D
give him the finger as you ride over too
:shifty: