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South Boston crash sends motorcyclist to the hospital in critical condition

South Boston crash scene

Crash scene. Photo by T.

At E and West 1st streets, around 5 p.m. The homicide unit and fatal-collision reconstruction team were called in due to the severity of the victim's injuries.

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Unless it’s the attention seeking maniac that blasts down my street several times a night at intervals all night long on weekends.

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Maybe don't.

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With streets that narrow it was a matter of time before a tragedy like that occurred.

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It was only a matter of time.

With drivers not accounting for narrow streets, it was only a matter of time.

With drivers driving too fast for narrow streets, it was only a matter of time.

With drivers not paying attention on narrow streets, it was only a matter of time.

With drivers allowed on narrow streets, it was only a matter of time.

(drivers including motorcyclists)

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Those are the problems. Otherwise, the Second Amendment may be broadly interpreted to guarantee the right to drive, even on "narrow streets".

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Otherwise, the Second Amendment may be broadly interpreted to guarantee the right to drive

Only if English is not your first, second, third or fourth language AND you're hallucinating.

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Motorcyclists, like bicyclists, have the the right and privilege to use the roads and all of the responsibilities that comes with it. I'm not sure what the point of your comment was... this person is in critical condition: please be as compassionate as you would if this driver was operating a non-motorized bike. Thank you.

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I have both.

The point is that narrow streets aren't the problem. The operator of the vehicle is the problem. Vehicle operators need to slow down on narrow streets, and maybe their use for motor vehicles should be limited if drivers can't behave.

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Geez, that is the second gnarly motorcycle crash in the past two months (Broadway and A Street).

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Motorcycles are inherently riskier to use than cars are. Not only can they fall off their tires for a number of reasons, which is something you have to work pretty hard to get a car to do, but they would not benefit from many of the safety improvements modern cars carry. An accident in a car that would be an inconvenience can easily cause serious injury to a biker. I worked in a bike shop during the gas-shortage-fueled bike boom of the 70s. After five years, I was disheartened by the litany of customer accidents and deaths. It made it easier to get out of that business. I had my own near catastrophes while riding, and managed to survive them with more than my share of luck. I don't ride any more. It was a lot of fun, but I could very easily have died young if things had been even slightly different.

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