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Motorcyclist 'thrown into the air' in St Budeaux crash

By Jon_Bayley  |  Posted: December 21, 2012

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A motorcyclist has suffered injuries after a collision with a car today.

Police and paramedics were called to Wolseley Road in Plymouth at 8.50am.

A police spokesman said: "A collision between a beige Audi car and a Honda motorcycle caused the motorcyclist to be thrown in the air."

The road is partially blocked and there are delays in both directions at the Fletemoor Road junction

More information as it becomes available.

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  • jabbathebutt  |  December 23 2012, 11:47PM

    your "filtering" (in other words - appearing from nowhere )is fine until you get your "filtering" wrong .... then its a stupid car driver who got your "filtering "wrong . Who the heck do you think you are to expect everyone else to dodge you ? If I knew you was coming I would have baked a cake .

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  • jabbathebutt  |  December 23 2012, 11:41PM

    And there isnt one of us on the roads that dont see idiot bikers flying around . When I see or hear that one has come a cropper I dont gloat . But at the same time .... dont feel sympathy for the idiot that only seconds before was showing off and thought he was above the rest of us . Life is a ***** ....

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  • jabbathebutt  |  December 23 2012, 11:36PM

    I forgot to mention 20 hours of flying lessons .... so sorry about that .

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  • jabbathebutt  |  December 23 2012, 11:35PM

    @the real skom ... I have had a car licence for nearly 50 years ... an ex hgv driver with contintal experience as well.... and a full bike licence even before I had a car licence . I also still have a pcv ... or is it psv . I have so many driving licences I have forgot the names of them ocver the years. I was a motorbike courier in London when I was younger ..... so dont even dare to lecture me on qualifications and stilll being alive 50 years later .

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  • The_Real_SKoM  |  December 23 2012, 11:18PM

    jabbathebutt "twisting in and out" as you call it - or filtering as we call it, is legal. I challenge your assertion that every bike you see is ridden in a stupid way - that is a ridiculous statement. This means one of two things and, to be charitable, i'd suggest your observation skills are severely lacking - which makes you one of the drivers that is a danger on the roads.

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  • jabbathebutt  |  December 23 2012, 7:19PM

    The only time I ever see a motorbike being ridden properly is when there is a group of them doing lessons . Every other single motorbike I see is being ridden in a stupid way . Thats why they choose to ride them .They want to get places quicker and twist in and out . And they are so surprised when they come unstuck when not driving properly . To keep blaming car drivers for motorbike deaths is ridiculous .

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  • The_Real_SKoM  |  December 23 2012, 4:50PM

    It isn't just Plymouth car drivers. this week in Exeter I have been forced onto the pavement by 2 cars who didn't think priority rules applied to motorbikes and drove straight at me and a van driver who sat 2 feet off my back wheel then undertook and nearly hit me (missed by a couple of inches) when I moved into a right hand filter lane. They aren't much better behaved towards other cars

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  • Foldart  |  December 22 2012, 8:45AM

    This is just another road incident between two motorists. One did something stupid and one wasn't driving defensively enough to allow them the space to be stupid. The outcome usually results in the most vulnerable one being injured. You only have to look at the statistics to realise that two wheels are a high risk form of transport.

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  • londonexile1  |  December 21 2012, 11:18PM

    I meant to add that it also applies to cars that have the same lighting, only it is twice as bad. I didnt actually say they were illegal I said they were a pain!

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  • londonexile1  |  December 21 2012, 11:12PM

    @paulmh66, must be my accent but you and others who disagreed with my comment have misunderstood my comment. I applaud all bike riders who have their lights turned on at all times and wish some car drivers would show the same courtesy when required during daylight. What I was saying is that some LED lights can throw out the same light as a car or lorry on full beam which I am sure you will agree can be blinding when it is oncoming or in your rear view/side mirror. Nuff said?

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