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Big Ben motorcycle in accident

Postby Bowser on Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:57 am

according to breaking news from my wife...

on tv.. forget which channel...

Ben's motorcycle was in accident on 10th Street bridge (think that was the one), no word if he was driving, cause of accident, or injuries.
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Re: Big Ben motorcycle in accident

Postby penny lane on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:01 pm

Bowser wrote:according to breaking news from my wife...

on tv.. forget which channel...

Ben's motorcycle was in accident on 10th Street bridge (think that was the one), no word if he was driving, cause of accident, or injuries.


heard this on Junker & Crowe. pittsburgh tribune may have gotten
something on their site.
can't find a link to the news yet...
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Link to wtae...

Postby sj? on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:05 pm

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Postby Bowser on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:12 pm

he's in trauma unit at Mercy, head went through windshield.
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Postby ville5 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:15 pm

Bowser wrote:he's in trauma unit at Mercy, head went through windshield.

Had no helmet on. :roll:
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Postby ville5 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:17 pm

34456.3 in reply to 34456.2

Steelers: Big Ben Injured In Motorcycle Accident
(KDKA) PITTSBURGH The Pittsburgh Steelers have now confirmed that Ben Roethlisberger was injured in a motorcycle accident on Second Avenue, near the intersection with the 10th Street Bridge.

The accident happened around 11:30am.

According to an eyewitness, he was not wearing a helmet when he flew over the handlebars and hit his head on the windshield of a car. The witness tells KDKA he said his name was Ben and seemed groggy.

She says he was bleeding from his head.

He has been taken to Mercy Hospital.

At this point, officials are not yet commenting on the victim's condition.
Prayers are with ya big guy.
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Postby Jesse on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:19 pm

Car that he struck was an out of state vehichle. They have identified the driver.
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Postby Pitts on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:27 pm

What a shame. This article posted to Pittsburgh Live on Friday seems kind of prophetic at this time: http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/spo ... etail.html
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Postby Ben Klingston on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:43 pm

Jesse wrote:Car that he struck was an out of state vehichle. They have identified the driver.


If the car registers to Cleveland, Cincy, or Baltimore, I declare an official conspiracy.

Hope everything is minor in nature and it 'knocks some sense into him' so he starts wearing a helmet. Natural Selection is tough.
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Postby Fast B on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:43 pm

Jesse wrote:Car that he struck was an out of state vehichle. They have identified the driver.


Apparently she made an illegal left as well, which was why they were both in the intersection.
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Postby FallenHero96 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:49 pm

I still think you should have the choice to wear a helmet or not, but this is why you wear a helmet kids :(
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Postby jmh470 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:53 pm

What a shocker. I totally didn't see this coming. :roll:
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Postby Stoosh on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:54 pm

From Junker & Crow just about three minutes ago...

Eyewitness told WTAE that he had a pretty good-sized cut on his head. He may have broken a couple of teeth and might have possibly broken or dislocated his jaw. He was conscious and talking to paramedics, but did seem a bit dazed or disoriented. He apparently hit the car, went over the bike, hit his head on the windshield and then rolled off the car.

Apparently, it was a low-impact and relatively low-speed accident.

First caller to Junker & Crow after Benz reported that Ben was involved goes, "Well, I guess da Stillers are gonna be pretty pi$$ed off, huh? I mean, if dis goes bad for Big Ben, he ain't gonna be able to play kworterback for dem dis year, huh?"

Junker & Crow hung up on him, thank God. This is why I hate yinzers.

I could care less about what this means for the Steelers. I just hope the guy is OK.
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Postby ville5 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:55 pm

Fast B wrote:
Jesse wrote:Car that he struck was an out of state vehichle. They have identified the driver.


Apparently she made an illegal left as well, which was why they were both in the intersection.

I'll bet she was on a #$!#@$ $#%#%^# cell phone too.
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Postby The Snapshot on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:56 pm

FallenHero96 wrote:I still think you should have the choice to wear a helmet or not, but this is why you wear a helmet kids :(


No, this is why he should not be riding a bike period. Stupid, stupid, stupid risk when you consider the reality of how many bikers are killed or severely injured by cars that are at total fault.

He can ride all he wants after he is retired, at which point he will still be in his 30's.

How amazing is it that this has been a story last year already, and now this happens.....the helmet thing is ridiculous, because his helmet will not protect the rest of his body when something like this happens.

Bad drivers do NOT see bikes, and bikers die through no fault of their own.
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Postby Jesse on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:57 pm

Fast B wrote:
Jesse wrote:Car that he struck was an out of state vehichle. They have identified the driver.


Apparently she made an illegal left as well, which was why they were both in the intersection.


That means he had the green light on the 10th st bridge, and she veered left to merge illegally.

According to eyewitness reports there were no skid marks at the scene. I hope he didn't hit the car full speed.
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Postby Diddy on Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:57 pm

jmh470 wrote:What a shocker. I totally didn't see this coming. :roll:


Neither did Ben.
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Postby PittsburghSportsFan on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:00 pm

Diddy wrote:
jmh470 wrote:What a shocker. I totally didn't see this coming. :roll:


Neither did Ben.


Obviously Terry Bradshaw did........
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Postby FallenHero96 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:00 pm

The Snapshot wrote:
FallenHero96 wrote:I still think you should have the choice to wear a helmet or not, but this is why you wear a helmet kids :(


No, this is why he should not be riding a bike period. Stupid, stupid, stupid risk when you consider the reality of how many bikers are killed or severely injured by cars that are at total fault.

He can ride all he wants after he is retired, at which point he will still be in his 30's.

How amazing is it that this has been a story last year already, and now this happens.....the helmet thing is ridiculous, because his helmet will not protect the rest of his body when something like this happens.

Bad drivers do NOT see bikes, and bikers die through no fault of their own.


I will agree that a man in his position should be extra careful not to take unneccessary risks like riding a motorcycle. But ultimately, you cannot keep a man from himself.
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Postby Pitts on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:08 pm

FallenHero96 wrote:
The Snapshot wrote:
FallenHero96 wrote:I still think you should have the choice to wear a helmet or not, but this is why you wear a helmet kids :(


No, this is why he should not be riding a bike period. Stupid, stupid, stupid risk when you consider the reality of how many bikers are killed or severely injured by cars that are at total fault.

He can ride all he wants after he is retired, at which point he will still be in his 30's.

How amazing is it that this has been a story last year already, and now this happens.....the helmet thing is ridiculous, because his helmet will not protect the rest of his body when something like this happens.

Bad drivers do NOT see bikes, and bikers die through no fault of their own.


I will agree that a man in his position should be extra careful not to take unneccessary risks like riding a motorcycle. But ultimately, you cannot keep a man from himself.

No, he should realize that he is a top-flight quarterback coming off a Superbowl win in only his 2nd season and has an extremely bright future ahead yeat. Stupid things like riding a bike downtown, without a helmet too boot, is just plain dumb as rock. Just don't do it.
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Postby DelPen on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:11 pm

Any truth to the rumor that the woman was Carson palmer's mom? :D
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Postby FallenHero96 on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:14 pm

Pitts wrote:
FallenHero96 wrote:
The Snapshot wrote:
FallenHero96 wrote:I still think you should have the choice to wear a helmet or not, but this is why you wear a helmet kids :(


No, this is why he should not be riding a bike period. Stupid, stupid, stupid risk when you consider the reality of how many bikers are killed or severely injured by cars that are at total fault.

He can ride all he wants after he is retired, at which point he will still be in his 30's.

How amazing is it that this has been a story last year already, and now this happens.....the helmet thing is ridiculous, because his helmet will not protect the rest of his body when something like this happens.

Bad drivers do NOT see bikes, and bikers die through no fault of their own.


I will agree that a man in his position should be extra careful not to take unneccessary risks like riding a motorcycle. But ultimately, you cannot keep a man from himself.

No, he should realize that he is a top-flight quarterback coming off a Superbowl win in only his 2nd season and has an extremely bright future ahead yeat. Stupid things like riding a bike downtown, without a helmet too boot, is just plain dumb as rock. Just don't do it.


Yes, that is pretty much what I just said.
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Postby penny lane on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:18 pm

Stoosh wrote:From Junker & Crow just about three minutes ago...

Eyewitness told WTAE that he had a pretty good-sized cut on his head. He may have broken a couple of teeth and might have possibly broken or dislocated his jaw. He was conscious and talking to paramedics, but did seem a bit dazed or disoriented. He apparently hit the car, went over the bike, hit his head on the windshield and then rolled off the car.

Apparently, it was a low-impact and relatively low-speed accident.

First caller to Junker & Crow after Benz reported that Ben was involved goes, "Well, I guess da Stillers are gonna be pretty pi$$ed off, huh? I mean, if dis goes bad for Big Ben, he ain't gonna be able to play kworterback for dem dis year, huh?"

Junker & Crow hung up on him, thank God. This is why I hate yinzers.

I could care less about what this means for the Steelers. I just hope the guy is OK.


certainly not defending this pill, but that conversation could take place
in anywhere usa. don't belive pittsburgh has cornered the market
on stupidity.
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Postby Sigwolf on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:20 pm

Stoosh wrote:Apparently, it was a low-impact and relatively low-speed accident.




From the pictures I've seen, if that cracked and indented windshield was indeed caused by his head hitting it, this was *far* from low-impact...
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Postby DelPen on Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:26 pm

Sigwolf wrote:
Stoosh wrote:Apparently, it was a low-impact and relatively low-speed accident.




From the pictures I've seen, if that cracked and indented windshield was indeed caused by his head hitting it, this was *far* from low-impact...


Windsheilds are designed to do that with minimal force.
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