Thursday (yesterday) afternoon, a good portion of I-27 north bound was at a stand still due to a motorcycle VS motor vehicle accident.  Daniel L Baus, a 33 year old man out of St Charles, IL, was driving his 2005 Suzuki 1200 Bandit motorcycle when he lost control and struck a Chevy S-10 Blazer, he was then transported to an Amarillo hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Amarillo police releases the official report today:

"On March 21, 2013 at approximately 2:13 pm Officers were sent on a major crash in the 2900 block of I-27 in the northbound lanes.  Upon their arrival they discovered a 2005 Suzuki 1200 Bandit motorcycle driven by Daniel L Baus, WM, 33 of St Charles, IL had lost control of his bike.  His bike struck a 1997 Chevy S-10 Blazer driven by Jose L Cortes-Martinez, WM, 33 of Amarillo.  Cortes-Martinez and other traffic had stopped in the roadway due to a collision approximately one block north.  It appears that Baus didn’t see the traffic congestion in front of him.  He lost control of the Suzuki as he was braking.  He was thrown from the bike and received life threatening injuries.  I-27 was down to one lane for northbound traffic for about 2 hours.  Baus was transported to a local area hospital.  The incident is being investigated by the Traffic Investigations Squad of the Amarillo Police Dept"

If I could add to this, all my friends and every single person I see driving these "crotch-rockets" drive them WAY to fast!  While my thoughts and prayers go out to Daniel, I hope everyone can learn from this.  Including motor vehicle drivers!

As a fellow motorist, it's your job to make sure you observe the "share the road" campaign!  It's not as easy to spot a motorcycle on the road like it is another motor vehicle.

So to everyone that drives a fast motorcycle, I'm saying, take the time to smell the roses when you're driving.  Bugs hurt when they hit your face at fast speeds anyways!  And to the other motorists, take the time to look twice and make sure you're not about to take an unsuspecting male or female on a motorcycle out.

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