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Motorcyclist rides 2 km unaware of losing right leg


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Yikes...they should send this guy an honorary Iron Butt Association plate frame.

 

SHIZUOKA, Japan, Aug. 14 (AP) - (Kyodo)—A 54-year-old man continued to drive a large motorcycle about 2 kilometers Monday after hitting the center divider on a national highway and losing his right leg below the knee in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture, police said Tuesday. Kazuo Osada, a salaried worker, was unaware of the loss of his leg until he drove the distance apparently because his attention was focused on the strong pain he felt from the crash, the police said.

 

The police said Osada failed to negotiate a left turn and hit the center divider in a west-bound lane of Route 1's Hamana bypass in Hamamatsu at around 6:30 a.m. Monday.

 

Osada, who was on his way to Gifu Prefecture in a group of about 10 friends, did not fall in the accident and continued the ride before noticing part of his leg was missing, the police said.

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Kazuo Osada, a salaried worker, was unaware of the loss of his leg until he drove the distance apparently because his attention was focused on the strong pain he felt from the crash, the police said.

 

Less than two months ago a heated discussions took place on this DB about what, if anything, does victim's/defendant's occupation have to do with anything in the reporting of traffic accidents.

 

And most if the time it has no relevance at all, but reporters seem to think that a some kind of a label or a category HAS TO be applied on the anonymous person. They would love to report the name, but since the name is not available almost ANYTHING else will do.

 

Like in this case "a salaried worker"... we all really need to know that this poor guy wasn't on hourly wage.

 

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Mikko

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