Motorcycle Hit VW at 155 MPH
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 while making a decision on
what actions to take. In this incident the Swedish police indicate
that no actions were taken.