Look at these photos and then read what happened at the end of the
pictures - very scary!
A picture is worth a thousand words.
The Honda rider was traveling at such a "very high speed", his
reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this accident. Swedish Police
estimate a speed of ~250 KM/h (155mph) before the bike hit the slow
moving car side-on at an intersection. At that speed, they predicted that
the rider's reaction time (once the vehicle came into view) wasn't
sufficient enough for him to even apply the brakes. The car had two passengers
and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them. The Volkswagen
actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 10 feet from where
the collision took place.
All three involved (two in car and rider) were killed instantly. This
graphic demonstration was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair by
the Swedish Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the display
also noted that the rider had only recently obtained his license.
At 250 KM (155 mph) the operator is traveling at 227 feet per second.
With normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT of 1.6 seconds the above
operator would have traveled over 363 feet (21 yards more than the length of a
football field) while making a decision on what actions to take. In
this incident the Swedish police indicate that no actions were taken.
Thanks Richard W.