Thursday, September 18, 2008

Some Stupid Sh*t

By now, you all know that I ride a motorcycle. It took two years and a gas price crisis to finally convince my wife, Karen, that it was not a stupid decision for me to get a bike (Karen is not, nor has she ever been a fan of motorcycles...she hasn't even taken a ride on my bike).

The following news article, posted in Tuesday's online Times Herald, is just the thing that makes all motorcycle enthusiasts's just more stupidity by inexperienced, thrill seeking miscreants that give us all a bad name. What's more, the guy was just a year younger than I am. He should have known better than to run that fast on the bridge:

Motorcyclist killed near Dannehower Bridge
BRIDGEPORT - A Hatfield man was killed Monday after his motorcycle crashed into a guardrail on Route 202 at the foot of the Dannehower Bridge.

Richard Casimir Werc, 43, was reportedly traveling northbound on 202 at a high rate of speed when he struck the railing adjacent to the Mascaro & Sons plant near the bridge and was thrown down an embankment, according to Bridgeport Police Department.

The Suzuki GSX-R 1300 hit the guardrail around 7:55 p.m., and witnesses told police that the cycle appeared to be going between 90 and 120 miles per hour just prior to the crash. [emphasis mine, B.]

[this is the type of bike Werc was riding.(ed.)]

After Werc was ejected from the speeding motorcycle, the Suzuki careened across the roadway, hitting the concrete barrier that divides bridge traffic, finally coming to rest on the bridge more than 500 feet from the point of impact, according to Bridgeport police Sgt. John Cane.

"There was debris all over the road," he said.

Werc's body came to rest in a wooded area 250 feet from where he struck the guardrail.

Werc drove tractor-trailer trucks for Consolidated Freight in King of Prussia, less than a mile from the crash site. Cane said the victim had been on his way home.

The accident closed down the bridge's northbound lanes from 8 to 10:45 p.m.
It's stupid sh*t like this that makes us shake our heads and wonder. Most would put this guy up for a "Darwin" award, but since I'm a firm creationist, I'd say this...two of the things that separate us from animals are inherent intelligence and the ability to reason, both of which this moron poor guy lacked profoundly.

I feel very sorry for his family. May G-d give them strength and comfort.

1 comment:

TrekMedic251 said...

I was listening to this on my scanner while driving to my friend's house in No-town.

Pretty sad. It took the PD awhile to actually FIND him.

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