I got called today for a motorcycle vs vehicle accident. Fortunately the motorcyclist was more or less okay, but pretty shaken. He was going about 50 mph (in a 50) when a car pulled out without seeing him. He slowed to ~40, jumped right before impact, cleared the hood of the car landing on the ground. He had no major injuries and his biggest concern in the ambulance was getting a hold of his girlfriend. None the less, due to mechanism, he was examined thoroughly and taken to the hospital to have around 10 doctors assess him. The bike was totaled and car had minor fender damage.
Just a reminder to keep your eyes peeled and expect the worst as we are invisible.
In case anyone wonders about how it works in my county, in order to meet the criteria to be a trauma activation (taken to a specific trauma hospital and have specialty crews waiting arrival) there are a few ways to do it. Patients can be trauma activated by their condition, their injuries, or the incident. Any motorcycle crash over 20 mph is a trauma activation. Other criteria for comparison are car wrecks over 40 mph or being in the same vehicle as someone who died in the wreck.
What we do is dangerous, so keep your eyes wide and tires down.
Ridin an 08 and loving every second of it