Did he come up on the vehicle he was attempting to pass to make the pass quicker, making it harder to see someone coming from the opposite direction near the yellow line? And while it sounds silly, did they both zig and/or zag at the same time? I've had that happen, but where we both see each other on a narrow, one-lane road, apply brakes and/or engine brake, look like we're doing synchronized riding for 3 -4 zigzags, and then finally pass each other at tractor speed to be safe. Plus, it's just harder to maneuver quickly on a big cruiser with a pillion.
Incredibly sad. But thanks for sharing it. We all need to see each one of these tragedies and try to learn whatever we can from it. Here, my first reaction is how often I am looking to avoid distracted cagers, and even as a motorcyclist myself, avoiding bikes is not what I check for first. Here, before I did anything, I'd be looking into the car to see if the driver was on a cell phone or was otherwise distracted. Of course, there's no way in heck IF someone tried to pass on a blind/near blind curve with short visibility, I'd ever do that. Although again, my first fear there would be an oncoming car or truck, not a bike.
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