This motorcycle Accident As A New Reminder To Always Check That Blind Spot

Shot on March 15, 2017 on the I-880 southbound in Milpitasin California, this terrifying accident is a reminder to all automobilists to check your blind spot before attempting any maneuver. Even more true when lane splitting is authorized like in California. The biker survived. But, please be always aware of your surroundings.

15 Responses to “This motorcycle Accident As A New Reminder To Always Check That Blind Spot”

  1. 1 Nick Basel Mar 23rd, 2017 at 8:57 am

    Wow. It happens so fast.

  2. 2 John Brazen Mar 23rd, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Anticipate the worst…

  3. 3 John Mar 23rd, 2017 at 10:47 am


  4. 4 Git Real Mar 23rd, 2017 at 11:38 am


    Stupid is as stupid does.

    Git Real

  5. 5 bigjimslade Mar 23rd, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    It should also be a warning to us as riders, just because you can lane split doesn’t mean someone won’t pull in front of you, be cautious, watch the cars closely, heck this has happened to me in my truck in a turning lane where some idiot doesn’t check behind them, just expect that nobody is checking their six as everyone is only interested in what gets them where they want to go all others be damned .

    Glad he’s ok.

  6. 6 wheel time Mar 23rd, 2017 at 8:06 pm

    yeah, glad he’s alive
    the terribly typical blind spot accident : (

    & i don’t know rules over there but some might find interesting, worth noting and thinking about…

    in Queensland Australia… lane splitting is legal but many rules under the legislation.
    Only allowed to do when traffic is stopped or almost stopped and maximum bike speed of 30kph (18mph) yes, seems a bit slow but it’s a little safer.
    If caught riding/ breaking rules of legislation it’s a $360 fine and loss of 3 license points… pretty stiff penalty though lots of guys here risk it by speeding etc…this can make other riders almost as dangerous as the cars in traffic… can’t trust anyone! I’m not against so called speeding or hooning/ wheelies and all that stuff but there is a time and a place, ride to the conditions & stay safe people…

  7. 7 R Hammon Mar 24th, 2017 at 7:11 am

    Lane splitting may be legal in some places, but it is stupid in all places.

  8. 8 Chris Mar 24th, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Crappy music!

  9. 9 Zundap Mar 24th, 2017 at 9:38 am

    Excessive rate of speed by the biker. Even though I feel the car cut him off if the biker had been traveling at a reasonable speed he could have easily made it around the car.

  10. 10 Oddman Mar 24th, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    As someone who’s been lane-splitting in California for the past 11 years, it is my opinion that this was 100% the rider’s fault. When there is a fast moving lane, next to a slow moving lane, the chances of a car hopping over without warning are extremely high. He didn’t have an escape plan, and got a lesson in the Laws of physics.

    He already paid the price for riding foolishly. Writing down silly laws and robbing him won’t help anybody.

    If you think lane-splitting is stupid, then go get in your cage. This is a motorcycle blog.

  11. 11 the slob Mar 25th, 2017 at 6:24 am

    he shudda just stayed behind the rap music guy in the HOV lane..that lane was moving along pretty good..lane splitting shud only be done when all lanes are creeping in my opinion

  12. 12 Birdman Mar 26th, 2017 at 9:46 am

    I agree. Shoulda stayed behind HOV ride. He was moving pretty good, but we don’t know all the facts. It’s a tough call…

  13. 13 Stephen Mar 27th, 2017 at 4:21 pm

    I know that part of the 880 S well as I used to commute to San Jose from Union City for work and I would not lane split unless the traffic was a parking lot (which is always around 8AM weekdays) even then I would think twice and probably stay in the diamond lane. The road is always busy and the surface is quite uneven in places, it’s just not the road to split lanes on. Just because you can lane split does not mean you should.

    I’m back in Sydney now and we can lane split when the trafic is stopped but the cagers are an agressive bunch of dopes down under and I would not trust them for a second. I have seen too many drivers either move the car over so you can’t get through or open the car door on you so as to cause you to crash into them.

  14. 14 nicker Mar 27th, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    This has NOTHING to do with lane splitting.
    But it has everything to do with a VERY bad riding strategy.
    When you decide to squirt through spaces where your not expected you can expect to get smacked.

    Correctly adjusted, a side mirror should be ste to see cars in the drivers left side blind spot, not down the white line.

    The rider would have to be expecting a driver to look in the mirror at just the right time to see him just as he’s crossing back in front of the camera car.

    Absolutely stupid…. this is a break-in biker….PERIOD.


  15. 15 B.D. Mar 28th, 2017 at 11:16 am

    I would never go that fast when traffic in the next lane is going that slow – it’s just begging for shit like this to happen. Also, when the bike pulls into the diamond lane, he should have gone for the left side of the lane to give him a little margin for error.

    Couldn’t see if the Pontiac used its signal, but it was changing lanes when there really wasn’t room to do it safely, even if the bike wasn’t there.

    Still, thank God this rider was wearing his helmet, otherwise he would’ve been fucked up!

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