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Bike with 3 riders crashes into minivan; 2 in coma


A motorbike carrying two men and a woman crashed into a minivan in Yukuhashi, Fukuoka Prefecture, on Saturday, leaving two of the bike riders in a coma.

According to police, the accident occurred at around 12:30 a.m. at an intersection with no traffic lights. Fuji TV reported that the bike riders were sent flying by the collision. A 31-year-old man and a 20-year-old woman were taken to hospital with severe head injuries and remain in a coma, police said. The third bike rider, a 30-year-old man, received light injuries.

The two men in the minivan were not injured, police said.

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Helmets on cyclists can prevent this result!

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Is the circus in town or something....sheer stupidity

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More information on the bike. 3 on a bike is illegal. Even 2 on a scooter is illegal unless the scooter is rigged for 2 with a certain size engine. And yes, helmets must be worn by law.

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Novice Riders(less than 1yr owning a licence) can't have a Pillion Rider regardless of bike size or type.

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Clearly Bosozoku. I bet if any of them had been wearing helmets, it would have been these half-sized ones, work backwards and flung way over to the back, with the strap around the throat.

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noriyosan: "Helmets on cyclists can prevent this result!"

They may have had helmets, but my guess is that if they did they were wearing them with the strap pulling on the neck while the helmets hung off the back of their heads so as not to mess up their quaffed, bleached hair. In any case, as Jack mentioned, what they were doing was illegal, and I hope that if they wake up they are charged. You see too much of this these days, with police doing little or nothing, and I'm surprised we don't hear about more accidents like this.

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Sadly, the driver will probably face jail time.

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The most comfortable thing in my car beyond the seats is the insurance policy in the glove compartment that says "unlimited"protection.

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I just hope that never happens.

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dont you guys think that 2 out of 3 riders being on their death bed is punishment enough? I know if that happened to my friends I would be more affected by the accident itself than any jailtime you'd give me.

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My guess is that these were of the bosozoku variety, flagrantly violating several traffic laws. The van driver is likely the one victimized in this accident. Three on ONE bike is NEVER a good idea regardless of laws. Sad for the two in a coma. The onus is on the bike's driver IMO.

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The two men in the minivan were not injured, police said.


Thank goodness but the minivan received damages.

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I hope acolhol was involved, then the autorities have the power to have the idiot's license stripped and evoked for life. three less thugs off our streets.

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Two men in their 30's and one 20 year old woman riding one bike. Our teachers in elementary school used to always say "It's all fun and games until someone gets hurt." They should have listened to their teacher.

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Hopefully they will cover any repairs to minivan and compensation to people , its great that stupidity sometimes punished appropriately.

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noriyosan73Aug. 17, 2014 - 09:20AM JST

Helmets on cyclists can prevent this result!

Helmets will only prevent the skull from cracking open. The brains inside the skull are like Big Pucchi pudding (sorry for the weird allusion). A helmet will only help in low velocity crashes, and if there is enough velocity, the pudding inside the container will end up being mush.

Jack SternAug. 17, 2014 - 09:53AM JST

And yes, helmets must be worn by law.

And yes, helmets should be worn by common sense. At any rate, most motor bikes are only meant to carry 2 people, so we know that at least one of these boneheads didn't have a helmet (since no one carries 3 helmets)... not that a helmet would have helped in this situation anyway.

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