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Old 04-29-2007, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Austin
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2222 is one of the prettiest drive in Austin with all the hills and curves and views. But today I had to witness a serious accident where a motorbike skidding off the road. The guy was very seriously injured. Anyone on two wheelers...be careful there.

 
Old 04-30-2007, 09:07 AM
 
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2222 is one of the prettiest drive in Austin with all the hills and curves and views. But today I had to witness a serious accident where a motorbike skidding off the road. The guy was very seriously injured. Anyone on two wheelers...be careful there.
You aren't talking about the fatality today right past Cooke's Automotive?
 
Old 04-30-2007, 09:11 AM
 
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No, he's talking about a motorcycle accident that happened yesterday near Mt. Bonnell Road. My husband and I drove right past it on our way home. We had just been talking about how crazy some motorcyclists drive on that road. One guy passed us earlier in the day and his bike was almost laying on the ground going around one of the curves. I'm sure it's a fun place to ride, but it sure can be dangerous.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 09:27 AM
 
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and what's with these guys not wearing helmets and tooling around in shorts????? crazy!!!!! they scare me!!!
 
Old 04-30-2007, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Austin
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You aren't talking about the fatality today right past Cooke's Automotive?
Nope. I made that post last nite. And this morning I heard about the new accident on 2222.
 
Old 04-30-2007, 01:37 PM
 
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Nope. I made that post last nite. And this morning I heard about the new accident on 2222.
Darn it, I hate when anything bad happens. I know I will hug my wife and kids tonight, and every night...

http://www.statesman.com/news/content/news/stories/local/05/01/1wreck.html (broken link)
 
Old 04-30-2007, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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It's that darn Shell station that is often the problem on 2222. It's on a slight curve, and for people trying to turn left out of Shell and go east on 2222 it is a death wish. I never ever get gas there. How tragic. My husband drove my son into school today in Steiner and it was a major backup; he knew it had to be a fatality.
 
Old 05-01-2007, 02:22 PM
 
Location: Austin TX
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There was another accident in the same place today around 11:30 a.m....a car going eastbound 2222 skidded off the road at the curve, went across the oncoming lanes an ended up hitting a tree 20 feet off the side of the road on westbound 2222.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 08:07 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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For years that stretch of road between 620 and 360 has been the deadliest place in the Austin metro area, other than the Onramps Of Death on the lower level of the I-35 stack. At least they improved those, used to be that you had to hit freeway speed in the space of about 3 car lengths while trying not to hit anyone, get hit from behind or ram into the concrete barricades. It was about as safe as entering a freeway with your eyes closed.
 
Old 08-11-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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I am a transplant from the west coast and I can safely say that I have never observed a more dangerous situation than the curved, high speed roads in and around Austin. What's more concerning is the lack of a creative solution in preventing fatalities on roads like 2222 and especially the 620 and 71 where the speed limit is 65. Just from an analysis of stopping speed distance on hills and curves, I am wondering why there has not been any logical intervention...is it economic or do our trauma hospitals need organ donations from our motoring public?! What's up?
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