Thought he might make it. - Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
VR Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Warren, Rhode Island
Posts: 265
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thought he might make it.

This rider was the nephew of a friend. They really thought he was going to pull through. The 17 year old Mercedes driver turned left directly into him as she was talking on her cell phone.

From today's Providence Journal:

Bristol man dies of injuries from motorcycle crash

01:00 AM EDT on Friday, August 5, 2005

A Bristol man injured in a motorcycle accident last week has died.

Patrick McKenna, 21, of Cliff Drive, was driving a 2002 Suzuki motorcycle southbound on County Road on July 25 at about 10:15 p.m. when he was struck by a 1989 Mercedes station wagon driven by a 17-year-old Barrington girl who was turning into a parking lot.

McKenna was thrown from his motorcycle.

"It appears at this point based on the investigation that [McKenna] had no time to react," said Barrington Detective Sgt. Dino DeCrescenzo.

McKenna spent nine days in critical condition at Rhode Island Hospital before he died yesterday.

"It's still under investigation, but at this point it doesn't appear anything rises to criminal charges," DeCrescenzo said of the young driver. "She's going to be issued some traffic charges, but nothing criminal at this point."

2007 Victory Vegas Jackpot

VR Member #1652
tps0424 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 01:39 PM
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 14,626
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Some traffic charges but nothing criminal!?!?!? How about vehicular homicide?!?!?!

Sorry to hear about your friend's nephew.

Cricket
Cricket is offline  
post #3 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 01:46 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Toe Knee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: formaly known as ba6r0ty FROM BOSTON
Posts: 9,626
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 10 Posts
Re: Thought he might make it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tps0424

"It's still under investigation, but at this point it doesn't appear anything rises to criminal charges," DeCrescenzo said of the young driver. "She's going to be issued some traffic charges, but nothing criminal at this point."
So how do you figure that?

they will admit that she was wrong and will slap her on the wrist for it but a young man dies and THAT will be overlooked?

-Tony
Toe Knee is offline  
 
post #4 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 02:04 PM
Senior VR Member
 
kitchenmagician's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BC, New Westminster
Posts: 805
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Garage
Once again, justice prevails. If you come from a family with money, (and I don't know any families whose 17 yr olds drive Mercedes that don't) you get a different brand of treatment. Add to the fact that it was "someone who knew the risks" that got killed, and you have all you need for this kind of miscarriage. Give her a traffic ticket, and send her on her way. Nice.

04 Volusia, 08 KLR 650
"Yes, I agree, it IS a lovely bike." " No, its not a Harley." "Yes, I'd be happy to take you for a ride after your boyfriend goes to work."
Life is sweet
kitchenmagician is offline  
post #5 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 03:21 PM
tlw
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,852
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
That is a very sad story that happens too often, I am very sorry to hear about this needless loss. I agree that vehicular homicide would be an appropriate charge - but that seems to be reserved for drunks.

http://www.amadirectlink.com/justice/index.asp
tlw is offline  
post #6 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 03:29 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Deland, Fl
Posts: 2,043
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I feel for this kids family. They will never get to hug their son again. This girl, while she will remmeber this for the rest of her life, will still be ablet o enjoy life. I am not saying she should see the inside of a hardcore prison or anything, but some community service would be in order, and a lot of it. It would be tragic for this girl to goto jail for a long time at the very beginning of her adult life also. Then two families would lose. Accidents happen, and all should be treated equally and not according to how much money they have. Should we judge her harder than the people that have accidents in cars just because a bike was involved? I am not saying these things to start a debate or anything like that. I just hear alot of people get up on the soap box and preach about how the person responsible will never get the justice they deserve. I would feel differently if the girl was drunk or had malicious intent, but I am sure that is not the case. Motorcycles are hard to see for anyone.

My condolences to family of the fallen rider, May he rest in peace.
swagfu is offline  
post #7 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 03:57 PM
Senior VR Member
 
ICBlues's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Edmonton, AB CANADA
Posts: 315
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
[quote="swagfu"]I would feel differently if the girl was drunk or had malicious intent, but I am sure that is not the case. Motorcycles are hard to see for anyone. [\quote]

I think we need to re-iterate.....C.E.L.L.P.H.O.N.E......those things are pretty much a motorcyclists enemy as much as a drunk driver or road rage. Even in my cage I witness on a daily basis the stupid driving of those yacking on cell phones. Just yesterday as I drove by a guy on a phone trying to take my lane away from me (he cant cause I drive a big a$$ Jeep) I shouted through his open window to "HANG UP THE FRIGGIN PHONE". On my cycle, I'm that much angrier at those on phones because they are basically taking my life into their hands. That one second they get too engrossed in their conversation could kill me. I think I'm allowed to be mad at that. I don't think any conversation can be that important that it can't wait until your pulled over or home. Or are they just bored? Listen to the radio then. I have enough to watch out for, thanks.

Sorry for the rant but this topic really hits me hard for personal reasons. My thoughts go out the his family and friends.

I am Canadian
I am female
I am wearing a flannel thong while sipping Tim Horton's coffee as I watch reruns of Beachcombers waiting for the summer snowstorm to pass so I can go riding for another 10 minutes before the rain comes.
ICBlues is offline  
post #8 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 04:03 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Deland, Fl
Posts: 2,043
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
[quote="ICBlues"]
Quote:
Originally Posted by swagfu
I would feel differently if the girl was drunk or had malicious intent, but I am sure that is not the case. Motorcycles are hard to see for anyone. [\quote]

I think we need to re-iterate.....C.E.L.L.P.H.O.N.E......those things are pretty much a motorcyclists enemy as much as a drunk driver or road rage.
I tend to agree about cellphones, but they are not illegal to talk on while driving except for a few places. They should be. I do think at 17, it should be illegal everywhere to talk on the cell phone. Good point ICBlues.
swagfu is offline  
The Following User Says Thank You to swagfu For This Useful Post:
mochanic (08-23-2015)
post #9 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 04:06 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Toe Knee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: formaly known as ba6r0ty FROM BOSTON
Posts: 9,626
Thanks: 9
Thanked 17 Times in 10 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by swagfu
I feel for this kids family. They will never get to hug their son again. This girl, while she will remmeber this for the rest of her life, will still be ablet o enjoy life. I am not saying she should see the inside of a hardcore prison or anything, but some community service would be in order, and a lot of it. It would be tragic for this girl to goto jail for a long time at the very beginning of her adult life also. Then two families would lose. Accidents happen, and all should be treated equally and not according to how much money they have. Should we judge her harder than the people that have accidents in cars just because a bike was involved? I am not saying these things to start a debate or anything like that. I just hear alot of people get up on the soap box and preach about how the person responsible will never get the justice they deserve. I would feel differently if the girl was drunk or had malicious intent, but I am sure that is not the case. Motorcycles are hard to see for anyone.

My condolences to family of the fallen rider, May he rest in peace.


I think that because the person killed was on a bike does indeed strike a cord with me but the young lady's actions caused someone's DEATH!
It sounds as if she was not paying attention and on the cellphone...I won't wish her to spend a long time in prison but community service is far too lenient as well.

-Tony
Toe Knee is offline  
post #10 of 30 (permalink) Old 08-05-2005, 04:11 PM
Senior VR Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Deland, Fl
Posts: 2,043
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
What would you consider fair? I am not a lawyer or in the legal profession anyway, so I do not readily know all the penalties available.


I was thinking that she could talk to schools and such so that other kids would have a chance to learn the risks. Of course that is on top of removing driving privleges and such. She would have to think about it everyday and talk about it openly. I can't imagine the pain of reliving that all the time. Can you?
swagfu is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Suzuki Volusia Forums : Intruder Volusia and Boulevard Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome