What happens when you hit a car at 60 mph

Discussion in 'General Questions' started by smyrna5, Jun 30, 2008.

  1. smyrna5

    smyrna5 New Member

    I doubt many of you can go that fast, but I thought I would share this experience my son had this morning on his motorcycle, when he hit a car on the highway going about 60 mph. The car was not moving. Thank God for protective clothing.


    Trikeman is my nick over on the AZ forum btw.

  2. JemmaUK

    JemmaUK Guest

    I am so glad your son is OK - or at least only a little banged about.

    I am sure everyone on here sends their best wishes for his recovery and your peace of mind... build him an MB that might slow him down a little :)

    I think the helmet pictures were the ones that affected me most. I, as soon as I have any spare money will be investing in a bike helmet suitable for the speeds I ride (30 or so) - bones can mend, brains cannot..

    best regards

    Jemma xx
  3. loquin

    loquin Active Member

    Yup. The gear died a good death.

    Glad to hear that he wasn't seriously hurt.
  4. sojudave

    sojudave Guest

    wow. I'm glad that he wasn't hurt any worse than he was. It was good that he didn't lay the bike down. Often times, that's not a good decision.
  5. SirJakesus

    SirJakesus Guest

    The highway scares the shat out of me when I'm on my MC. Glad he's alright, he got really lucky considering the speeds involved.
  6. Accender

    Accender Member

    Glad you son is OK!
    Even at 20mph you need a GOOD helmet and gloves.
    It is not the road rash at low speeds (but the impact) if there is one.

    Be safe folks

  7. duivendyk

    duivendyk Guest

    He was very,very lucky, to escape major injury,when riding his motorcycle my son had someone pull onto the road just ahead with no place to go,he catapulted over the hood and ended up with broken femur but fortunately escaped head injuries,wore leathers, gloves &full face helmet.Crowded major highways are death traps ,I avoid them like the plague when on my MC.
  8. semboyan

    semboyan New Member

    It is depend on which side did you hit the car. If you hit the front. It might be worst.