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    3 motorcyclists killed in Chicago area

    This past weekend 3 motorcyclists were killed in the Chicago area.

    One was killed while riding the Dan Ryan Expressway when he lost
    control of his bike and struck the back of the car in front of him.

    Two others (male,26 with female passenger,23) were killed in Wheeling
    at 3AM after they had been pursued by police. The pursuit had been
    terminated and later the police (from a different town) were called to a
    crash scene involving the same motorcycle. It seems the motorcycle had
    struck a utility box on the side of the road at a high rate of speed.

    I hate reading stories like these. I feel sorry for the families and loved
    ones.
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    That poor woman on the back must have been terrified till the end...
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    Quote Originally Posted by glenfiddich View Post
    That poor woman on the back must have been terrified till the end...
    Yea. She was surely a victim. High speed chases are hardly ever good policy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott C View Post
    This past weekend 3 motorcyclists were killed in the Chicago area.

    One was killed while riding the Dan Ryan Expressway when he lost
    control of his bike and struck the back of the car in front of him.

    Two others (male,26 with female passenger,23) were killed in Wheeling
    at 3AM after they had been pursued by police. The pursuit had been
    terminated and later the police (from a different town) were called to a
    crash scene involving the same motorcycle. It seems the motorcycle had
    struck a utility box on the side of the road at a high rate of speed.

    I hate reading stories like these. I feel sorry for the families and loved
    ones.
    Lets see,
    You hate reading these stories, but you think the rest of us like them ?
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    Ace...Yes I hate reading thses stories because I hated responding to alot of fatal bike accidents and then making the notifications to the families if the victims lived in my district.
    I wrote the post as a way of saying be careful and maybe I should have added that, but since you seem to speak ("the rest of us" ) for everyone and the subject matter does not
    meet with your approval, I will not post another one. I will leave that to the many others who have written the same exact stories of which I have read oh, about a dozen or so.
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    You hate reading these stories, but you think the rest of us like them ?

    They do serve a purpose.. . ..
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