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  • If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

    Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

    Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.
  • Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.
  • I see the trollers are already on the job this morning
  • He was doing 125 with a passenger?
  • So:
    Bikers speeding on bridge.
    Cop begins pursuit but stops when it's clear that he can't overtake, and public safety is at issue.
    Bikers ram into another cop car at end of bridge.  Darwin claims driver as prize.

    Um...I'm not seeing any problem here.  It's not like FHP tried to PIT them at 125.
  • I'm probably among the more stupid speed junkies on Fark, I like topping a buck on the bike, but damn dude with a passenger... that's just stupid.

    Wonder if he was wearing a helmet...
  • You'd think an attempt to ram the motorcycle would not involve sitting there and taking a hit from several hundred pounds moving at 125.
  • Don't let the facts of the story get in your way, Subby.
  • DownDaRiver: Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.


    Ok. I'll just start with you.

    Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.
  • It's amazing that the passenger survived.
  • unlikely: I'm probably among the more stupid speed junkies on Fark, I like topping a buck on the bike, but damn dude with a passenger... that's just stupid.

    Wonder if he was wearing a helmet...


    At 125 mph, I doubt it mattered.  I would guess she was and got real lucky.
  • St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

    Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

    Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.


    I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

    Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.
  • PreMortem: DownDaRiver: Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.

    Ok. I'll just start with you.

    Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.


    So...even if having a radio gave you clairvoyant knowledge of everything that was happening in a 50 mile radius, how would that make it the fault of anyone other than the driver?  If you hit a vehicle from behind the accident is your fault.  You have a responsibility to maintain control of your vehicle, other people don't have a responsibility to stay out of your way.
  • PreMortem: St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

    Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

    Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.

    I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

    Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


    So what if he did or didn't?  The motorcycle hit him, not the other way around.  It was going 125.  If you don't think being an idiot should be a death sentience talk to Darwin.

    The moron killed himself.
  • PreMortem: St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

    Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

    Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.

    I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

    Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


    But Contempt Of Cop seems to be, at least if you ask a cop.

    They're getting more and more "creative" with their methods of execution, though -- first immolation and now this. I don't like where this is going and shudder to think how they will put down the next person who makes them look bad in front of other people.
  • PreMortem: DownDaRiver: Now see, if the bike had modified pipes, the officer would have heard him coming and wouldn't have pulled out in front of the bike.

    Ok. I'll just start with you.

    Cops have radios. He knew he was coming.


    Wow, I guess I should feel honored, graced, or something.
    Look, if this were a weekday, perhaps I would feel maybe some sort of privledged that you choose me first.
    But as your luck would have it, its Saturday. So, well, now don't take this bad. But I don't feel any of those things.
    So, look, come back, Mon-Fri, during business hours.
    I'll see what I can do for ya.
  • PreMortem:


    Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.


    The laws of physics disagree.
  • St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

    Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

    Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.


    And if by chased dumbmitter means.... I don't know hat the fark he means.

    Sounds like the cops did what they were supposed to do. Bike race across the causeway all the time and there have been some pretty bad accidents, including several fatalities, on that bridge over the years.
  • This could be derped back and forth all day (and this being Fark it will be) but they were both wrong.  Speeder was stupid for jeopardizing lives and cop was stupid for killing someone with his negligence.  No winners.  Except Darwin.
  • desertmouse: This could be derped back and forth all day (and this being Fark it will be) but they were both wrong.  Speeder was stupid for jeopardizing lives and cop was stupid for killing someone with his negligence.  No winners.  Except Darwin.


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  • vpb: PreMortem: St_Francis_P: If by "ramming", you mean "sat there and got hit":

    Trooper Dawayne Maddux, 32, was parked in the bridge's inside lane near a construction zone with his vehicle's emergency lights on but was "moving to the outside lane" when his cruiser was struck by the motorcycle, the FHP said.

    Williamson's Suzuki hit the back of the cruiser, and he and 24-year-old passenger Jenna Elizabeth Scott were thrown from the motorcycle, according to the FHP. Troopers are investigating.

    I read that like the cop was hiding in a construction site, knew he was coming and pulled out in front of him to stop his progress. Intentional and hardly just sitting there.

    Is say do an investigation and at least see if it can be verified the cop did in fact have his lights on. Speeding shouldn't be a death sentence.

    So what if he did or didn't?  The motorcycle hit him, not the other way around.  It was going 125.  If you don't think being an idiot should be a death sentience talk to Darwin.

    The moron killed himself.


    The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.

    What the cop did was wrong. I'd gamble his lights weren't on either.
  • This story reminds me of an old saying from Florida.

    There are bold motorcyclists.
    There are old motorcyclists.
    But there are no old, bold motorcyclists.

    The dude and his passenger were foolish to do 125 mph on Courtney Campbell Causeway, much less anywhere on public roads.

    My stepdaughter and her kids witnessed another dumbass doing 100+ mph on a crowded Tampa multilane road (Waters Ave.). A driver didn't see him coming fast, weaving across lanes, and pulled out in front of him. The dumbass and his bike literally exploded from the impact. Of course, he died at the scene. The man wasn't charged due to the circumstances, i.e. motorcyclist weaving into his lane at high speed in a 40 mph zone.

    /Just another Darwin Award, IMHO.
  • PreMortem: The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.

    What the cop did was wrong. I'd gamble his lights weren't on either.


    Weak troll attempt. Oh, you were serious? BHAAAHHHAAAHHHAAHHH
  • PreMortem: The cop intentionally pulled out in front of him. That is who was intentional. It wasn't negligence on the rider.


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    This is the bridge in question.
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