Regular readers will remember the story of Ruben Carrill, Jr. who was “bumped” by a car on the freeway and slid, with his motorcycle, ending up underneath a dump truck that was fully loaded. There is a link to his story in that post along with a link to information on devices that could prevent a rider from sliding underneath a big rig.
In case anyone thinks Ruben’s accident was one-of-a-kind, let me share the story of April E. Stirton, a 26 year old woman who was hit by the back wheels of an F550 truck, lost control of her motorcycle on a Hollywood freeway, and slid underneath the wheels of a tow truck. She then slid over 100 feet underneath the truck before ending up wedged under the wheels of the truck.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics responding to the accident which happened on April 7, 2010 at about 7:40 a.m.
April was a stunt woman and had performed stunts in a number of television programs including CSI Miami. Ride safe, Vrumble