Accident Involving Truck and Motorcycle on Cap. Circle NE.

By: Eyewitness News Email
By: Eyewitness News Email

Tallahassee, Florida - September 14, 2011 - 2:00pm -

Eyewitness News was at the scene of an accident involving a truck and motorcycle on Capital Circle NE, just north of Miccosukee, in Tallahassee.

The motorcyclist was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The truck stopped to let someone out to merge with traffic, when the motorcycle rear-ended the truck. The biker was wearing a helmet.

The truck has no damage, and driver of truck is fine.

Traffic is starting to return to normal.

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  • by Anonymous on Sep 15, 2011 at 05:36 AM
    "You idiot! Obviously you have never ridden a motorcycle. Motorcycles are way lighter than cars, less moving mass, and have very good braking systems. Motorcycles can stop a lot quicker than cars can." To a point. But most bikes don't have anti locking brake systems, so if your brakes lock you have to let off and reapply them. You're also leaving another bit out in your assessment- What stops a bike? Friction between tire surface and road. And there is a whole LOT less of that on a bike than on a car.
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      by Tally on Sep 15, 2011 at 06:53 PM in reply to
      I am not forgetting anything. When you have less mass to stop moving, such as a lighter motorcycle, then you need less surface contact friction (tire surface against the pavement). Motorcycle tires may very well yield more surface friction per contact area than car tires would. True, not many motorcycles have anti-lock brakes. However, anti-lock isn't necessary to achieve short stop distances.
  • by Tally on Sep 14, 2011 at 10:33 PM
    Stopping moving traffic isn't being courteous. It is being stupid. Why impede flowing traffic to allow a vehicle to enter the flow of traffic? Let them wait until oncoming traffic has stopped for a traffic light or wait for an opening in the traffic. Too many people try to be "courteous" and cause unnecessary accidents for others around them.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 at 06:22 PM
    Wow! How hard is it to read? The truck let another vehicle in "to merge with traffic". Nothing was said about a passenger being let out. It's nice to know that the motorcyclist will be ok.
  • by izitjustme? Location: CCNE on Sep 14, 2011 at 03:40 PM
    The truck was stopped to let another driver merge into traffic. The biker was either following to close, too fast for conditions, or(most likely) not paying attention. Any crash is bad,no matter who's right or wrong. I'm sure the road rash will make for a safer driver.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 at 03:00 PM
    The truck driver was rear-ended. That means the motorcycle operator was not paying attention to traffic conditions. If anyone has to slow down or stop it is the following vehicles responsibility to be aware of the action.
  • by ian Location: grifols on Sep 14, 2011 at 02:55 PM
    I don't think the story mentioned anything about citations whatsoever. the motorcyclist was the only person who committed an infraction, and i am willing to bet he learned his lesson about following too closely...
  • by teto Location: leon on Sep 14, 2011 at 02:28 PM
    harley jokes anybody?
  • by nole82 Location: New York formerly Tallahassee on Sep 14, 2011 at 02:07 PM
    When letting a passenger out of a vehicle on any road it is necessary to pull off the road and signal accordingly. You don't just stop on the pavement anywhere you want. More detail is needed to get a fuller story.
  • by Crimson Brotha Location: tallahassee on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:28 PM
    The driver of the truck is an idiot for stopping in the middle of the road. The biker is stupid for not paying more attention to the road. They will both get citations. Be aware of your surroundings and condition yourself to react. Have an escape plan.
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      by uhhh no on Sep 14, 2011 at 02:17 PM in reply to Crimson Brotha
      what exactly do you suppose the driver of the truck would be cited with? I can't find any statutory reference that states that it is a traffic violation to stop. Can you?
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        by Anonymous on Sep 14, 2011 at 05:58 PM in reply to uhhh no
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          by Anon on Sep 15, 2011 at 10:34 AM in reply to
          it is "impeding." However, I doubt seriously the driver of the truck just up and slammed on brakes to let the person out. Likely, traffic was slowing already and the driver of the truck was being courteous (I know... unTHINKable in this town!!) and let the person out so they wouldn't get blocked in by one of the many RUDE drivers in this town. There is no mention of it in the story, so, it is unlikely that the driver of the truck was ticketed for impeding traffic because it would have been mere seconds that traffice was even slowed, were it not for the motorcycle driver failing to yield. The driver of the motorcycle should have been, though, because traffic WAS impeded after the wreck and that lane had to be diverted.
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      by god would have a hard time driveing in the hilly city. on Sep 14, 2011 at 02:25 PM in reply to Crimson Brotha
      thanks mr. perfet
  • by Duh Location: Earth on Sep 14, 2011 at 01:25 PM
    The way motorcyclists and bicyclists drive in Tallahassee, none of these stories surprise me anymore...
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      by you know on Sep 14, 2011 at 02:26 PM in reply to Duh
      thanks mr. perfet
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