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A picture is worth a thousand words.
The Honda rider was travelling at such a "very high speed", his reaction
Time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. Swedish Police
Estimate a speed of ~250 KM/h (155mph) before the bike hit the slow
Moving car side-on at an intersection. At that speed, they predicted
That the rider's reaction time (once the vehicle came into view) wasn't
Sufficient enough for him to even apply the brakes. The car had two
Passengers and the bike rider were found INSIDE the car with them. The
Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 10
Feet from where the collision took place.

All three involved (two in car and rider) were killed instantly. This graphic
Demonstration was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair by the
Swedish Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the display
Also noted that the rider had only recently obtained his license.
At 250 KM (155 mph) the operator is travelling at 227 feet per second.
With normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT of 1.6 seconds the
Above operator would have travelled over 363 feet while making a
Decision on what actions to take. In this incident the Swedish police
Indicate that no actions were taken.
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It's an old picture that has circulated on the RC30 board quite a while ago. It's amazing how hard that impact was and as a recently ex RC30 owner, it was a terrible shame and waste of an RC30.

That is quiet scary to look at and I can't believe that the rider was found inside the car:eek I don't think I'll ever see anything as severe as that for a long long time.

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