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Driver runs into bike - drags bike down highway for 4 miles

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by Kaer, May 30, 2006.

  1. http://www.myrtlebeachonline.com/mld/myrtlebeachonline/news/local/14692292.htm

    Driver drags bike 4 miles
    N.C. man charged with intent to kill
    By Kelly Marshall Fuller
    The Sun News

    An N.C. man was charged with assault and battery with intent to kill after a car plowed into a motorcyclist early Sunday and dragged his bike for several miles down U.S. 17 Business.

    Larry Jacobs, of Sugar Grove, N.C., was arrested in Surfside Beach after witnesses saw a car hit 27-year-old Makino Robinson from behind, then continue driving at least four miles with the motorcycle pinned beneath his car.

    Robinson, whose family lives in the Browns Ferry section of Georgetown County, managed to escape serious injury, according to Myrtle Beach police. He was tossed onto the hood of a car after he was struck, then he rolled off the vehicle.

    Robinson, who was on weekend leave from Fort Bragg, N.C., has deep bruises and severe road burns, said his father, David Robinson.

    The family cannot understand why Jacobs would strike someone and then continue dragging the motorcycle down the busy highway.

    "I didn't think that someone would go out of the way to hit someone on a motorcycle," David Robinson said.

    The incident started around 7 a.m., when Makino Robinson was riding south on Kings Highway, police said.

    Robinson had been in Myrtle Beach for the weekend, his father said.

    He had attended the Atlantic Beach Bikefest and was returning home when he couldn't locate some friends he wanted to see.

    A witness told police he saw Robinson riding in the right lane of U.S. 17 Business, near Myrtle Beach State Park.

    He saw Jacobs' car change lanes and quickly "close the gap" with the motorcycle.

    Robinson was struck from behind, then struggled not to be pulled beneath Jacobs' car, the witness said.

    Robinson "flailed about" on the hood of Jacobs' vehicle, the witness told police.

    Other witnesses heard "grinding metal," and saw sparks coming from Jacobs' speeding car.

    "It was the oddest thing I've ever seen," said Laura Rush, a district circulation manager for The Sun News. "He was flying down [U.S.] 17 Business with the bike under his car."

    Makino Robinson, who returned from Iraq last year, had just purchased his motorcycle, his father said.

    His son's wife, who is also in the military, is stationed at Pope Air Force Base, N.C., he said.

    Makino Robinson was taken to Grand Strand Regional Medical Center after the incident and was released by Sunday afternoon.
  2. There's a whole lotta weirdoes in that bloody country.
  3. damn thats bad.... whoa. wait. .jesus... While reading this someone in the office is playing the team america song !!!!! ... strangley fitting :p
  4. OMFG :shock:

    Almost makes me reconsider riding when I head over there later this year or early next year...

    After reading all of the bike hating stories from the States it makes our road relationship with cagers seem friendly :eek:
  5. That guys going to have the whole US Army out to get him :LOL:
    Serves the bastard right, atempted murder should see him locked up for quite some time. They should send him to Guantanamo.
  6. That's if he even gets charged with attempted murder... he'll probably get away with reckless driving or some crap :evil: In the states, every article I've read about reckless drivers/people injuring bike readers seem to end with the driver/person getting away with a couple of years at the most :evil:
  7. Hmm.. what would happen if this happened to someone from an Australian Military MC? Firing Range accident? :D
  8. geezuz.. thats crazy! what the hell was that guy on??

    you know it reminds me of another story i read from the grand old U.S of seppo's where some soccor mum tried to run down a scooter rider cause she thought he was dangerous.. she chased him through lights and across traffic... them seppo's be a weird breed i tell's ya!
  9. Some people are just fcuking scum. :evil:

    Lock the **** in solitary and don't bother remembering which direction you threw the key.
  10. Who knows why people do anything, but there certainly seems to be a lot of pent-up rage on the US roads these days.....
  11. There seems to be so much rage there towards motorbikes... that's only from what I read and see in video clips/news clips :evil:

    Reading stuff like that makes me be thankful that we don't put up with $hit like that here... I know there are angry & crazy people here too but with the US population being 150 times our own then u get a lot more angry/crazy people :evil: