Texting Mom Accused Of Causing Head-On Crash

By John Lauritsen, WCCO-TV

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — An Eden Prairie mother is accused of texting and talking on her cell phone, with her two kids in the car, and causing a crash where she hit a motorcyclist head-on.

Amanda Elizabeth Manzanares, 20, faces six charges including criminal vehicular operation, endangerment of a child and driving without a valid license.

According to the criminal complaint, police were dispatched around 8 a.m. to the scene of a car accident involving a motorcycle and a vehicle on Oct. 7, 2010 at Excelsior Boulevard in Minnetonka.

Upon arrival, police found a motorcycle with extensive damage and the driver of the motorcycle seriously injured. The driver of the vehicle, identified as Manzanares, was stopped in the oncoming lane of traffic with her two kids — ages 1 and 3 — in the back seat of her car.

In an interview with the motorcyclist, he told police he was driving east on Excelsior when he saw a vehicle, driving west, cross the center lane, headed straight towards him. He said Manzanares’ head was down and he could only see the top of her head as she was driving.

“If you would have seen me two months ago, you couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t get out of here,” said Barry Lawrence, the motorcyclist that was hit. “Six broken ribs, collapsed lung, my heart went kaflooey. I never had heart problems before.”

An investigation revealed Manzanares’ cell phone had received and sent 13 text messages from 7:39 a.m. to 7:58 a.m. on the morning of the crash, from two different individuals. Calls from that cell phone were also made at 8:02 a.m. and 8:04 a.m.

Manzanares told police she “blacked out” and could not remember what happened at the time of the accident but said she was not on her cell phone. According to the complaint, she said she heard the phone vibrating on the floor but couldn’t reach it.

She told police she may have “blacked out” because she did not take her prescribed medication that morning and was very tired. She also admitted that she did not have a valid driver’s license and was driving her mother’s vehicle that she knew was not insured.

Manzanares’ mother said that medication her daughter was taking caused her to black out. But phone records obtained by police show she had been texting just before the accident.

“It can save your life or kill you. Just like a gun,” said Jon Cummings, an advocate for safe driving whose son was killed by a drunk driver.

Cummings said texting while driving is no different.

“For what reason? Why? Just stupid convenience? You make a mistake and you ruin a family’s life,” said Cummings, who is the founder of Minnesotans for Safe Driving.

Lawrence agrees, but says he feels bad for Manzanares because she is young and made a mistake.

“I feel sorry for her. It was a stupid decision to make. Even though I know she didn’t mean it. A lot of people make mistakes when they are young,” he said.

Lawrence said he has had two surgeries on his foot and has nearly a half million dollars in medical expenses — but he could make a full recovery.

In this case, because there was a serious injury, Manzanares is facing a felony charge along with child endangerment charges because her daughters were in the back seat of her car.

It became illegal to text and drive in Minnesota on Aug. 1, 2008.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

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  • K Wilson

    Where’s her police mugshot ? I wanna know who to look out for the next time I’m on the road driving.

    • not her brother

      josh, what is there to know? she was driving without a license and was texting on the phone, both of which are illegal. what part of illegal dont you understand? what part of she crossed over the median into oncoming traffic is unclear? i understand defending your family, but seriously, youre going to try and tell us it was “unavoidable”, or there were mitigating circumstances?

    • Tom

      Josh, While some may admire and appreciate your loyality to your sister, the FACTS are that she was doing MULTIPLE illegal activities! She also does not have a liciense to drive!!! She NEVER EVER should have been on the road in the first place!
      As far as only reporting the “bad and the ugly,” not much good out of this event except the kids in the car are ok. Learn to take responsibility for your actions and the actions of your family!!!

      • Josh Manzanares

        tom i do thank you but you have no right to post this stuff i think everyone so ready to fry the next poor person that the news can make it seem more this way but if you were in the hot seat would you want to curl things tro be said i dont think so

        • Steve

          St DOWN, and SHUT-UP Josh!!

          • APPLE


            • ?

              Apple, it isn’t slander if it’s true.

              • Ron Burgundy

                If I am not mistaken I think a slader is an old wooden ship from the civil war era!

              • Kim

                APPLE, I’m sure thats a real name……and what is slader. who gets to pay the 300 K for the cycle rider she hit?

            • Tony

              What an interesting “REAL” name you have…. Apple.

        • Ann


        • Tony

          i wouldn’t be in the hotseat….i don’t text and drive….oh, and i have a drivers license and insurance……live by the law or leave.

        • Connie

          Josh, we understand you are looking out for your sister, but…do you realize she is lucky she is not charged with the death of this man? What are these so-called medications she is on that could make her black out (I would think that alone would keep my from driving around town with my KIDS in the car)? She blacked out but “heard” the vibrating phone? Sorry, but your sister is only trying to save her rear by making up these phony excuses. Fortunately for us, the cops have heard this nonsense before.

        • RetroDude

          Josh, you’re a moron, just like your ignorant sister.

    • Grandma


      I couldn’t agree with you more. Fry her A______! That’s what needs to happen so that maybe, just maybe, the next person will say “Ya know, I don;t want to end up serving years in prison like Amanda Manzanares!”

      • BeckyGray

        The man didn’t die and will make a full recovery. She should be punished fairly not receive the death penalty. You sound stuipid as h e l l. This isn’t a capital murder case. Karma is a bytch and I hope you never make a mistake.

    • Rusty Shackelford

      Look for ANY woman, besides, I would be more concerned with byciclists.

      • Stan Charleston

        Rusty Shackelford, that is an awesome albeit fake name, I love it!

  • markH

    There are already devices that block cell phone signals in motor vehicles but the cost to manufacturers is too great, and the buying public does not want to pay for something that they perceive (falsely) as “someone else’s problem.” The federal government must mandate these devices (as they do seatbelts, airbags, etc) in ALL vehicles because one thing is now crystal clear-the public will continue to use mobile communication devices in their cars as long as they will function.

    • SB

      You can easily shield the passsenger compatrment of car from EM waves and pretty cheaply, too. It’s the same thing as a microwave oven. The thing is that no consumer would ever buy such a vehicle seeing as how connected we all are now. And I will give you one example why cell phones are an important tool in cars: calling in suspected drunk drivers! I’ve done it, and I hope you would do the same. You just have to use common sense, of which this lady obviously has none. Keep it safe out there people.

    • whatever

      Unless there is a way for it not to block 911 calls a system like that will never be introduced.

  • Craig

    Wow – she is really screwed. Sounds like she decided to try and break as many laws as possible at the same time while driving. Lucky the kids weren’t hurt and lucky the motorcyclist wasn’t killed. Sounds like a total cop-out and taking no responsibility for her actions with the Medication excuse. Why does she have no license? What about the lawsuits she is sure to be facing for being such an idiot? Is she an Illegal as well?I am really looking forward to further details about this and hope they throw the book at her. People – HANG UP AND DRIVE for cripes sakes.

  • red

    guilty what in the…..? is she 20, 2 kids, no license, OMG stay away from me

  • RR

    Start lining up the lawyers, sounds like plenty of material for a lawsuit or two. Too bad he probably won;t get anything without any insurance involved.

  • LAS

    Nice, No license, no insurance 2 babies in the car… obviously a lack of good judgement. I hope they throw the book at her and use her as an example. People need to put the phone down and pay attention to what they are doing or they should be charged with assualt with a deadly weapon.

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  • Fed up

    I hope they throw the book at her and her mother for letting an unlicensed driver take her vehicle. As a motorcyclist, this kind of thing is completely and utterly unacceptable. Lock her up for a long time and take her kids, she obviously unfit to be a mother.

    • Bum Back

      yeah —- require her to be licensed as a mom too. lol
      1987 – on my Kawasaki. Broadsided by a mother. She was 36. Drunk. I have 2 rods in my back. She had no insurance.
      Being licensed didn’t do much there either. ;-)
      You cannot legislate stupid nor license it either.

    • Josh Manzanares

      your a terrible person thats not right in the head so this happen to you and you want someone to say this crazy stuff about your mom i think not she a good person and was not texting they have the phone for like 67 months and now there chargeing her they just wan t to make that money the corut the cops heyt look at my i caught there making a a big deal that the guy who gotr hurt did not want to press charges hmm look at that all the cops then you can post what you want becuse you hide behind it all all of you if this has nothing to do with you which it dose not then stay out of it you know better than anyone else

      • Mindy

        Josh, I get that you want to stand up for your sister. But you might not understand how the law works. It can take awhile for all facts to be brought before a grand jury. You don’t know that she was not texting. You or your family was not in the car with her. She should have never been driving because she had no license, right there she broke the law. I don’t see your family saying sorry to the guy she hurt and has all these medical bills. I don’t see your family saying let us help. You sister needs to grow up and learn from her mistakes. Other drivers with kids or with out kids have every right to be mad at her and your family. What if she would have killed some one or killed her own kids?? Your family is lashing out at people for having a opinion. I am a valid driver with kids and I would want the book thrown at her if she killed or hurt my family. But I would also be able to in time forgive. Everyone is human and everyone makes mistakes. It is how we deal with these mistakes that make us a better person.

      • Josh Manzanares

        i have some great parents thanks.So what if cannot write a proper sentence. A lot of people can’t., Your not god who will judge me at the end are you no one is. So all yall can keep your commits to yourself

        • M B

          No Josh, we’re not God.

          However, if you want to be taken seriously, you need to take the time to learn to communicate effectively. People evaluate your credibility based on how clearly and effectively you can communicate to others. If you’re not even willing to do that, how can we take anything you have to say with anything but a grain of salt? Yes, that reality stinks and it may even sting a bit, but rationalizing it as “I dun need 2 speek well, their gunna understand me anyway” is just being lazy.

          It will be easy enough to prove whether she was on the phone when the Police subpoena the wireless carrier for times of calls and texts. If there’s either at the time of the accident, she’s guilty.

          Also, no matter how wonderful she may be, and no matter how painful it may be to hear otherwise, if she’s driving with 1) No license 2) no insurance 3) not her car 4) with young kids AND phoning and texting, she’s being horribly irresponsible and has little concern for others. Both to her kids in the car and to the other drivers on the road. There was a reason her license was revoked (or never granted) in the first place.

        • Parents

          Then apparently none of it stuck…

          • apple

            what i learn in school has nothing to due with my parents and i will have kids someday! I hope that god can forgive all of these people of like you for the lies and deceit about people who you don’t know the whole story!!! thanks

            • Jim

              Yes unfortunately you will have lots and lots of kids.

            • Tony

              Apple…..you’re a real fruit. Why don’t you pack your bags and head south with Josh

      • Tony

        This has everything to do with all of us. Any one of us could have been the one she ran into. And if you don’t want people responding to your comments…..don’t make any.

    • Scott

      She will never make it to court. She will flee back across the border for a while then hop the fence again somewhere else with a new name.

      • me

        I don’t think she’s Canadian.

  • Ed

    HF 68, the ABATE of Minnesota supported legislation that increases the penalty for careless driving resulting in death, passed the Minnesota House Public Safety Committee on Wednesday, January 26, and was referred to the Judiciary Policy and Finance Committee. On February 10th, the bill was heard and held over for inclusion in the Judiciary omnibus bill. This is a very positive development, lets hope it passes.

  • Kent

    Will Racism ever end?

    • Nope

      Are you serioulsy asking that? NO…no it wont. Its like asking if murders will ever stop. Humans are fearful, selfish, self-destructive creatures. As long as there is diversity, there will be discrimination.

    • NRA Member

      Nope – not in good ol’ USA.
      Whats funny, or actually not I guess, is I know who she is. And she’s is a white Minnesota gal, not a swede but lilly white. I’d bet english descent

      funny eh!

    • Dee

      Racism! What racism?? She is young and stupid thats not racism. Charge her and the mother, she let her use the car. What about that poor man on the motrocycle he deserves some kind of JUSTICE!!

    • Debbie

      Seriously?????? We have a black president!!! I am so sick of hearing black people throw out the racism card. There is racist people of every color who are racist towards someone. Do you hear anyone else complaining????? Didn’t think so!!!!

      • Dubious Debbie

        OMG Debbie will you shut the F.. up. I don’t see or read black. If that’s what comes to your dirty lil’ mind first thing then yep …. you are a racist, lower than a dog in heat walking around freely tossing the stuff at anything that wants it.
        Did I say I dislike you? If not I meant to

      • shannon

        Just because we have a black president doesn’t mean that racism is on hiatus. I’m white and I am more sick and tired of the broadly generalizing racist comments that have nothing to do with the story at hand.

        You can’t even say for sure that the person whose comment you responded to is black.



    • shannon

      Really! Proven fact? Show me where it is stated that this is fact!

    • Me

      Wow, you conducted this study where? Mexico? Because that’s where Mexicans are. Don’t equeate Hispanic with Mexican. It isn’t the same.

    • brother

      you dont like mexicans why dont you put your whole name scared to be judge?

      • Lyla

        Oh boy. Another victim. There’s plenty of hypocrites to go around, probably including you too. The victim mentality always has to point out the faults of others then paint themselves as the perfect little angel. It gets old.

    • Tony

      No, it won’t. It’s a fact…..unfortunate, but still a fact.

  • DeathToOffenders

    I get so mad when i drive and see these women (and men too) on their cell phones, texting and chatting away. So oblivious to the dangers of losing concentration, even for a couple seconds, while operating a moving vehicle at 65mph. They are either too stupid to realize the danger they are causing or too caviler to care. Either way, these people need to be eliminated from the gene pool.

    • Josh Manzanares

      wow you must be white or the worst person in this earth evil is your name what its the devil? to eliminated from the gene pool? wait hitler said the same thing you would make great friends dont leave a post so harsh that would make someone end there life your a bad person!! i would love to meet you and throw the book at your for telling someone should be offed. in court and haVE behind bars for such threats!!!

      • apple

        What you said is . Either way, these people need to be eliminated from the gene pool. that makes you right in the head? yes i do speak english and your the devil in the flesh

        • Breaking the Law = Punishment

          Wow. I love how you both consistently talk about not how people should not judge this woman for violating the law and causing severe injury to someone, but yet you call someone else “the devil” and equate him to Hitler. She broke the law plain and simple. When people break the law, they deserve to be punished accordingly. It’s how society works. Perhaps if you attended high school you would have taken a government class and learned that we have a judicial system and legislation that addresses situations such as this.

          Since you are on a computer typing your responses, I’d suggest writing in a Word document first and clicking the spell check button. Not really that hard and yes, spelling is important throughout all life situations so you might want to work on writing a proper sentence so people take you seriously.

        • Ann

          WTH, Josh and Apple
          Instead of being on this blog and running your mouths off, you should both be in school, Its like a puzzle trying to figure out what your trying to say. Are you people from down South? Sounds like it!!!!!!!!
          By the way, your Sister needs to spend some time behind bars and think about what she did. Maybe they will have a typing class for her.

          • Trisha Gentry

            It sounds to me like Josh and Apple are the same person. Josh doesn’t have anyone to agree with him, so he started replying to his own comments with another name so it looks like his ridiculous comments are justified.

  • KracktUp Kooks

    Eden Prairie is no longer known for their Soccer Moms, rather now they have their Texting Moms.
    sorry – hard to resiste soccer moms. I know – she was a texting soccer mom. Me bad

  • KY

    Stupid – yep
    Evil? doubtful
    Your comments – damn evil

  • I Agree...kinda

    Ummm….guess she’s white. Where you gonna deport her to…England?

    • LoveItOrLeaveIt

      Josh Manzanares sais: “wow you must be white” to another commenter. THAT infers he (therefore, his sister, too) is NOT white. Thus, the person saying he knows her may well be lying. That’s how it sounds to me.

  • Sue

    You should need a license to spread them

  • Mary

    Who are you people? Is she Hispanic, do you know? Do you know if she is guilty of what she is accused of? How dare you slander someone you don’t know. Remember those are the charges filed doesn’t mean she is guilty of anything. Are you evil now for having an accident? I would love for someone to accuse someone in your family of something when it isn’t true and see how many comments come your way. She is a wonderful mom and person. She has never been in trouble for anything her entire life. The news is just a bunch of headlines to grab the readers attention. I am glad that when we have to account for all of our actions in life, that all you get to be judged as you have judged Amanda

    • Mary is a JOKE

      SHUT UP MARY….no people aren’t evil for having an accident.

      But they are EVIL for driving without a license and insurance…and crossing the center median and hitting a motorcyclist oncoming because she was on here phone….THESE ARE FACTS…you cannot twist them!! Are they not true? Did she really have a license?

      She maybe a nice person, but she is NOT a good mom. She could have killed her kids because she was too selfish to hang up the phone!!!

      Agreed: the racist comments are not ok

      • White

        I didn’t know the difference between good and evil was having or not having car insurence or a license. I better stop going to Church now and call Gecio. Unless you were there or GOD how do you know the fact? Where you there? Did Jesus talk to you and tell you the facts? Let me know

        • Trisha Gentry

          The difference between good and evil is irrelevant in this case. The fact is she is irresponsible and put herself, her children, and everyone else in danger because she made poor decisions. She knew she didn’t have a license – she shouldn’t have been driving. She knew the car she shouldn’t have been driving was not insured – she admitted this fact, and again, she should not have been driving. The no-phone-while-driving law has been in effect in Minnesota for over two and a half years, so she knew about that, too. This was not an “accident,” it was a string of terrible, conscious decisions, and she needs to answer for them.

    • Tony

      The only reason she has not been in trouble is luck. This is just the first time she got caught up in something stupid she did. Of course she’s responsible. How do you see the road to drive when you keep your eyes so tightly closed?

  • Mitteness

    Hey Josh Manzanares,
    Is English your first language? Your comment consisted of one long “run on” sentence without any capitalization or punctuation.
    What level of education did you complete?????
    PS: Your “sister” does not have a valid driver’s license and she should NOT be driving any vehicle.

    • White

      It’s funny to me that first you attack a woman that you don’t know. And now you attack someone trying to protect his sister. I don’t see how that has anything to do with what’s going on right now nor the situation at hand. How do you know someone with a valid driver’s license wasn’t in the car with her? Because it wasn’t reported as the “facts”. How many people have have been in the lime light of the news reporting the facts got out of jail because they were innocent?

      • Ben Perrier

        Its very honorable of you to stick up for your friend( Amanda) but YOU need to get a serious reality check. The facts are quite obvious.

        Just admit she did wrong and BROKE the LAW and is now going to PAY dearly for it and all your crying fowl WON”T help change that! Instead you and Josh and the rest of her family should be helping her over come HER stupid and Illegal act!

  • v

    Throw her AND her mother in the clink and TAKE THE CHILDREN AWAY to spare them a lifetime of being subjected to stupidity and poor judgment. Unreal.

    • Ann

      I agree 100%

  • Enlighten

    Wouldn’t it be interesting to know WHY SHE DIDN’T HAVE A VALID LICENSE in the first place….Come on Mary, Josh…enlighten us.

  • Darren

    First thing i noticed about this news story was the fact that it mentioned that the motorcycle was damaged, that was said before the victim was injured. Guess they care more about the motorcycle, must have been a nice ride.

    And as I have said before, I would rather be on the road with someone that had 3 or 4 beers in a few hours then half the people on the road who text,eat,drink,put on makeup, talk to their kids in the back seat, etc.

    • Josh Manzanares

      so you must be the one that drinks and drives darren

  • Donthate

    Shame on you all! Just because she lives in poverty and can’t afford car insurance, driving school, or a bluetooth that you can say this accident was her fault! Innocent until proven guilty! She was probably trying to get to the National Hiring Day at McDonalds and now this!?! BTW, She doesn’t have her license in protest of the proposed law that she would need it to vote. The motorcyclist is required to have insurance to protect himself against under and uninsured also!

    • Hate Hate Hate

      You are so dumb i dont even know where to begin!!!

      If she cannot afford car insurance…she shouldnt drive..PERIOD. Millions of poor people get around just fine without car insurance…..its called public transportation.

      2nd, if she is so poor…why did she have 2 kids before her 21st birthday? Again, not real smart on her part.

      3rd, that is not true about her protesting the a law. She got her license SUSPENDED!!!

      4th, i doubt even McDonalds would want the human trash that is this woman to work there. And plus, the woman with no money, no career, no license, no insurance…suddenly got the motivation to go apply at McDonalds….yeah right.

    • Tom

      Really? Really….. If she wsa “so poor,” how could she afford a cell phone. Let me guess you bleeding heart, it was the motorcyclist fault for being in HER way. Oh yeah, the Motorcyclist is lucky to be alive but yet its his fault and he is required to have his insurance cover the costs.

      • JM

        If she can afford a cell phone…she can afford insurance. If you’re mature enough to have two kids you’re mature enough to know you don’t drive without a valid license and you only drive when you have insurance. PERIOD!

      • JM

        I hope the motorcyclist sues. If she’s in school now and according to her brother has potential to be a decent human being….then she should be making money. I hope he sues and I hope she pays for this for the rest of her life.

        My husband was run over on his motorcycle by a woman with no insurance. She now lives in TX and is evading the cops…even 10 years later. What’s really cool is our insurance company is still after her 10 years later. That’s awesome! She needs to pay for her actions!

        • Head trauma

          JM, my friend was hit by a guy who ran a red light and who had no insurance and no assets. She has permanent brain damage and can no longer work; she’s 30 years old. Her insurance only covered the medical expenses and the value of the car. The guy got a fine for running a red light, that’s it! Some of the top lawyers in the city said it was pointless to try to sue someone with no assets (house, car, job). So, she will have to live off disability and social security for the rest of her life. We are very grateful she survived, but based on what happened to my friend, I doubt this guy is going to get any compensation other than medical. I hope he can recover and continue working to support himself. I’m really curious to see how this case pans out, but lets all learn from this: Put the phone down if your vehicle is in motion. Sometimes I’ll send a text when I’m stopped at a light. Is that also illegal/dangerous? Just wondering

          • ?

            Yes, texting while at a light is illegal.

            • Head trauma

              Thanks, I won’t be doing that anymore!

    • artist

      Ah, excuse me, But I don’t think the word “poverty” exists anywhere in Eden Prairie. And next, -no license, no insurance, she has no damn right to do more than walk down the sidewalk. If she hadnt been on the road in the first place, the accident never would have occured!

      • ?

        EP resident here. You’re wrong. Don’t be fooled by the million dollar mansions. Not only are there poor people in EP but it’s a growing demographic. My own home was $200k. Yes, yes, I live on the poor street in EP. I kid, there are two poor streets.

  • Spelling and Grammer 101 didn't well all take that???

    !@#$@*@&#*$(@)$*$* is all I got from Josh’s post. Spelling and grammer 101 is a basic tool(maybe try Word). I guess this all makes cents now!!! Yes I spent sense wrong on purpose.

  • cyclist

    “gooshgalongasota means always live in the moment”
    josh, if youre living in moment, i hope youre at least paying attention to the road.

    • Josh Manzanares

      to who this is means i know you so plases pick up the phone and say it i love to chat

      • Tony

        i would love to talk to you on the phone, give me your number

      • cyclist

        i have no idea who you are, i just googled your name and your facebook prof popped up.

        all i know is that i get hit almost daily by chicks on cellphones blowing either red lights, or stop signs, and its getting really old.

        driving is a privilege…remember that

      • G. Mibalzitch

        Huked on fonix werked fer me

  • Still Waiting Josh....Mary

    Hey Josh still waiting on enlightenment…..

  • White

    Racism at its finest. “Throw the book at her” you say. “Deport her”.. Its funny how quick people tend to want to stone someone for their actions. And I’m sure most of the people leaving these nasty comments are the good old fashion Christians. Or the Good Ole boys and girls. Rednecks with a little money in their pockets. But let me say one thing. This WOMAN is a great mother. Working a full time job and a full time student. Doing a lot more then a lot of 20 somethings now a days. But that will never matter to shallow minded people with so much time on their hands then to pass judgement on a person whom they don’t know.. (Let he who is without sin throw the first stone) Before you judge someone make sure your life is 100% on point. If not…. Let’s work on us before judging someones life and situation.

    • Fed up

      Well, I, for one, stated to throw the book at her. And I’m racist how? By saying she should be held fully accountable for her actions? Get real, you’re right, she is doing a lot more than most 20 somethings, for example, attempted manslaughter, gross wrecklessness, and a massive lack of judgement. For you to be upset that this kind of thing really pisses another motorcyclist off, go ahead and get on a motorcycle, see how careless driving is a REAL TRHEAT CONSTANTLY. And yes, some of the comments made could be construed as racism, which I’m not an advocate for. As far as I’m concerned, her race makes no difference in this story. Instead of defending such a SELFISH person, maybe you could learn from your “friend” here. BTW, if you knew this person, why didn’t you make any attempt to stop her from driving?

      • White

        I’ve seen just as many careless motorcyclist. Speeding! Going through traffic like madmen and madwomen! So its a REAL THREAT CONSTANTLY FOR EVERYONE! Not just the cyclist. Get a grip on reality. Depending on whos behind the wheel or the bars is whos making the situation a constant threat. Again, pass judegement when your 100% sin free. If your that scared of the REAL CONSTANT THREAT while on your bike… PARK IT! But take your fears out on someone else.

        • Fed up

          Oh, and I should point out that, unless her vehicle had some type of unpreventable failure that caused her to go into oncoming traffic, she is at fault here, that is not even in question. That is, unless, the biker crossed the centerline. So, regardless of what happed with the driver, she is to blame for the biker’s injuries. So why do you believe that people here are wrong to judge for that aspect of this. Reality is that too many people growing up these days take no accountablilty for their actions, and with “friends” like White here, I can see why.

        • Fed up

          Wow white, your ignorance is pretty thick, huh? As far as your comment goes, yes, I’m am 100%, so what? Your logic is I should not drive because I am concerned that a situation like this occured? I didn’t say that all people on motorcycles are saints and drive within the law, heck, I probably get more upset than you do to see idiots on bikes flying in and out of traffic, speeding, ect. So what? That doesn’t take any validity from the fact that I’m concerned about distracted drivers in cars while on by motorcycle. Also, people who ride motorcycles USUALLY understand what their chances are in a crash of any type, much less another vehicle. Remember, those who protect criminals are just as bad as the criminals.

    • Minnesota Nice

      I understand you going on the defensive, it would seem that most agree she did something very wrong by these posts. I am sure she will have her day in court to let her side come out. however, like everyone else….your name calling also is uncalled for……your statements about “these shallow minded people”, “good old fashion christians” “good ole boys” and “rednecks”…..is hypocritical, and you judging others, or at the very least, stereotyping others, as you condem others for doing exactly that!, in your last 2 sentences. and yes, i agree …lets work on us ..maybe a bit more..shall we.

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