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    Senior Member VStarRider's Avatar
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    What happens after a cager hits a rider?

    I have often wondered this.

    I have even contemplated emailing one of the local news stations to do a special report on it.

    So, let's say a cager does what happens too often ... pulls in front of an oncoming motorcycle, and the rider collides with the car and is seriously injured or dies.

    What happens to cagers in this situation? Has a driver ever been charged with involuntary manslaughter or other severe crime? What happens if the cager only has $25K/$50K liability?

    Anyone know any of the answers to these questions, or additional details?
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    Too many variables and outcomes, depending on the situation and local

    I’d rather not think of something like this to discuss as idle chat... that is just me
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    Yesterday was my 4th year anniversary of getting hit by a cager. He was 83, had the minimum insurance as you mentioned, and to this day, I have no clue what happened to him. He was cited at the scene by police and that's the last I heard. I can only hope he at least lost his license. It's a good thing I had decent insurance to cover most things his didn't.
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    You all Must be REAl bikers to use the word cager .......like you all don't own one.
    Again, as usual, most blame a thing rather than the real problem.
    people.
    Cagers = Stupid GD people.
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    Not sure anyone was 'blaming' anyone or anything in this hypothetical. Simply asking a question. Geesh, what crawled out of your Wheaties?
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    Mostly the term cagers....is so hypocritical, and so used by wannabees.

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    I don't like the label "cagers" either, but we all know what it means.

    I'll add a little to me initial post in this thread. Most vehicles operators that violate a motorcycles right of way usually are just cited with the traffic violation. I think it's because the intent or malice to intentionally cause harm to a motorcyclist simply cannot be proven. So bodily harm charges (manslaughter, etc) are not levied against them.
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    I got run over once...Yup, he did not see me.
    I was in the right, all most dead right.
    But the lesson learned and learned the hard way!
    I have not ever presumed a thing since then.
    Every driveway, bush, an intersection is hiding a potential killer.
    I now am the most invisible M/C on the road.
    I just presume they do not see me, and they will do the wrong things
    I cringe when I watch others ride..through intersections, never ever looking....
    If you want morbid entertainment-go to the coffee shop near a corner....
    Take a window seat-
    Watch the number of motorcycles going through..never paying one bit of attn to the situation.
    Learn your lesson if you can

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    Quote Originally Posted by thumper 549 View Post
    I got run over once...Yup, he did not see me.
    I was in the right, all most dead right.
    But the lesson learned and learned the hard way!
    I have not ever presumed a thing since then.
    Every driveway, bush, an intersection is hiding a potential killer.
    I now am the most invisible M/C on the road.
    I just presume they do not see me, and they will do the wrong things
    I cringe when I watch others ride..through intersections, never ever looking....
    If you want morbid entertainment-go to the coffee shop near a corner....
    Take a window seat-
    Watch the number of motorcycles going through..never paying one bit of attn to the situation.
    Learn your lesson if you can
    So true.

    I almost got whacked the other day. I was driving past a long line of vehicles that were stopped in the other direction; and suddenly a car just popped out perpendicular to the line of them; right in front of me. Thank goodness i HAD enough space to brake and avoid T-boning the vehicle as it turned in front of me and continued in the same direction I was going.

    Never, ever, nonchalantly speed past a line of stalled cars (in either direction)
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    I forgot, the driver of this "Cage" that almost killed me- got a ticket, failure to yield the right of way.
    BFD
    Truly M/C laws should be changed.
    But the neon bubble gum chewing, pink hat arseholes have no clue.
    Politicians do not ride bikes, they are chauffeured.
    We as a unit have to wake up and petition for the law.
    ABATE is worthless...
    This rat did not just dent a fender.
    He about killed me!
    A ticket for yielding the right of way for banging another car is just fine..everyone goes on with life.
    Running over a M/C is now not quite the same thing.
    He should have been sighted with assault with a vehicle.
    An accident means unforeseen circumstances-
    His action was more of negligence to pay attn to what he was going.

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