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Biker dies in 100-mph joy ride
The Winter Garden motorcyclist hit a car whose driver is now in critical condition.

By Henry Pierson Curtis | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted November 20, 2004

Motorcycle crashes. (ORLANDO SENTINEL)
Nov 20, 2004

Jonathan Morton's last stunt killed him.

After popping wheelies and blowing through a school crosswalk at more than 100 mph, the 21-year-old motorcyclist crashed Friday morning on Ivey Lane in west Orlando.

The Winter Garden man hurtled, then bounced and skidded 190 feet.

His high-performance machine exploded in flames behind him, as did the car he struck -- driven by an elderly motorist, who remained in critical condition late Friday.

"At impact, he probably flew 100 feet in the air," said Orlando Master Police Officer Ernie Payne, as brooms and shovels cleaned away the last fragments of the hopped-up Suzuki motorcycle. "That's how fast he was going."


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"Officially, what happened will be listed as a traffic crash because police say the term "accident" does not apply."

WOW. Almost a bit harsh. Sorry to read these things and dislike to hear about it. We have to always think safety first.
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
Biker dies in 100-mph joy ride
The Winter Garden motorcyclist hit a car whose driver is now in critical condition.

By Henry Pierson Curtis | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted November 20, 2004

Motorcycle crashes. (ORLANDO SENTINEL)
Nov 20, 2004

Jonathan Morton's last stunt killed him.

His high-performance machine exploded in flames behind him, as did the car he struck -- driven by an elderly motorist, who remained in critical condition late Friday.

as brooms and shovels cleaned away the last fragments of the hopped-up Suzuki motorcycle. "That's how fast he was going."


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What do you think that Suzuki was hopped up on, Angel dust, PCP, Coke or maybe it was smokin' crack?
 

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yup..we cant forget to mentioned the: souped up this, or hopped up that, or built for speed machine not fit for public roads... :puke: :puke:
 

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Seemed like the wrong speed, at the wrong time, at the wrong place, in front of the wrong person, but this raises a question. It appears that Jones, the 82-year-old driver, pulled a left turn in front of the motorcyclist. If it is a 35-MPH zone, and the motorcyclist is going 40, and the driver pulls a left in front of the motorcyclist, who is at fault? What if the biker is doing 100?
 

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left turns are a trajedy in the making for a biker...granted you have a better chance of surving if ur only doing 40..but still, I wonder if the driver will get tagged at all for some kinda offense.....
 

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left turns are a trajedy in the making for a biker...granted you have a better chance of surving if ur only doing 40..but still, I wonder if the driver will get tagged at all for some kinda offense.....
The driver will not get tagged...guaranteed. I hate to see bikers like us get slammed but this kid f'd up. If it was a school crossing...then it was most likely a 25mph zone. The old man won't get jack. Not to mention a school crosswalk in the morning. I'd like to hear more about this but if what I'm hearing and guessing is true, then I've got ZERO tolerance for doing that stuff in school zones, neighborhoods, etc. I know, speaking like a true dad. It's stuff like this that send all of our insurances through the roof and gives us a bad name. Now I'm not sitting here saying I don't ever screw off but come on...you have to be smarter about when and where you do it.
 

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I'm with Chev on this one.

And to answer someone else's question, if the motorcyclist is doing 40 in a 30 and someone turns in front of him, I'd say it's the cagers fault. BUT, when the guy is doing 100 on the bike, it's definitely the bikers fault. Think about it. You're used to vehicles doing a certain speed in an area and you know how much time you have to turn based on how far away they are. Generally, you have people going 40 in a 30 and you still know whether or not you can turn. But when someone is doing over 3 times the speed limit, you don't realize how fast they're going to get to your position.

So, in my opinion, this was definitely the fault of the rider. He was being stupid. End of story.
 

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I'm with Chev on this one.

And to answer someone else's question, if the motorcyclist is doing 40 in a 30 and someone turns in front of him, I'd say it's the cagers fault. BUT, when the guy is doing 100 on the bike, it's definitely the bikes fault. Think about it. You're used to vehicles doing a certain speed in an area and you know how much time you have to turn based on how far away they are. Generally, you have people going 40 in a 30 and you still know whether or not you can turn. But when someone is doing over 3 times the speed limit, you don't realize how fast they're going to get to your position.

So, in my opinion, this was definitely the fault of the rider. He was being stupid. End of story.
Definitely. I agree. You wouldn't expect 100mph motorcycle in a 30 or 40 or 20 or whatever the hell the speed limit was in that area.
 

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The driver will not get tagged...guaranteed. I hate to see bikers like us get slammed but this kid f'd up. If it was a school crossing...then it was most likely a 25mph zone. The old man won't get jack. Not to mention a school crosswalk in the morning. I'd like to hear more about this but if what I'm hearing and guessing is true, then I've got ZERO tolerance for doing that stuff in school zones, neighborhoods, etc. I know, speaking like a true dad. It's stuff like this that send all of our insurances through the roof and gives us a bad name. Now I'm not sitting here saying I don't ever screw off but come on...you have to be smarter about when and where you do it.
:iagree: :iagree: Unfortunately, unlike most cases, this was definitely the bikers fault. What irritates me is not that he was going so fast, but that it was in a school zone. He's lucky he's the only one who died....it could've been several children as innocent bystanders. Stupid squids :cursin: :bash:
 

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Here's a good quote for the non-helmet arseholes!!

Motorcycle deaths have more than doubled to 339 in Florida since the state repealed its mandatory-helmet law in 2000, records show. Highway-safety experts say it is impossible to tell without more detailed records if the increase in deaths is because of an increase in recklessness.

But this guy was obviously a squid!!
 

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its unfortunate that the drivers in other cases never seem to catch any flack and its always the biker who was the bad one. in cases like this, it was the biker being an a$$, in a highly public area, and not thinking. either way, everybody loses in a situation like this..
 

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I really don't want to get myself to stired up over this load of dung article and case...but I'm sick and tired of the sportbike guys getting their **** put out on display!!

So obviously I hit the nail right on the head! This guy was a newbie squid!! And puts another mark on the face of the sportbike world! Thanks alot a$$hole!!! Guy like this give people like WOS bad names...When I'm doin 170 down highway 30 in PA I'm at least in control...

Oh, and don't give me the "..feeling that I'm in control..." speech that Tom Cruise got in Days of Thunder... This arsehole in this crash shouldn't have been on a sportbike! He should have been on a Hog!!! or better yet inside a cage where he couldn't hurt himself as easily!! DAMMIT I HATE PEOPLE!!!
 

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its unfortunate that the drivers in other cases never seem to catch any flack and its always the biker who was the bad one. in cases like this, it was the biker being an a$$, in a highly public area, and not thinking. either way, everybody loses in a situation like this..

Reporting a story about Aunt Bluehair turning in front of a biker and killing him doesn't sell papers or advertising like reporting about the outlaw, speed freak, hop head on his souped up crotch rocket running into her! Of course, as long as squids keep putting the spotlight on all of us...
 

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F'in hysterical BumbleBee. I can just see that suzuki snorting lines in the garage or raiding the Kitchen for snacks when the midnight munchies kick in after smokin' a fatty. Oh yeah, and the odds of hitting a Blue Hair in Florida in the winter when all of our Michigan Blue Hairs flee their in this time of the year, Hell, you can't even drive on the sidewalk and avoid hitting a blue hair. They are blindly going where no cars are meant to go.
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
Biker dies in 100-mph joy ride
The Winter Garden motorcyclist hit a car whose driver is now in critical condition.

By Henry Pierson Curtis | Sentinel Staff Writer
Posted November 20, 2004

Motorcycle crashes. (ORLANDO SENTINEL)
Nov 20, 2004

Jonathan Morton's last stunt killed him.

After popping wheelies and blowing through a school crosswalk at more than 100 mph, the 21-year-old motorcyclist crashed Friday morning on Ivey Lane in west Orlando.

The Winter Garden man hurtled, then bounced and skidded 190 feet.

His high-performance machine exploded in flames behind him, as did the car he struck -- driven by an elderly motorist, who remained in critical condition late Friday.

"At impact, he probably flew 100 feet in the air," said Orlando Master Police Officer Ernie Payne, as brooms and shovels cleaned away the last fragments of the hopped-up Suzuki motorcycle. "That's how fast he was going."


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What a dickbreath:smash:
 

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Dickbreath???
Yeah, you know, like polesmoker? Or skinflute player?
 

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thanks to squids like this..we all pay..from bad press to higher insurance rates..these souped up bikes built for speed just never seem to catch a break!! :puke:
 
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