Southampton dad Paul Whitlock died after fatal 78mph motorbike crash following a 'wheelie'

Daily Echo: Paul Whitlock who died after a motorbike crash. Paul Whitlock who died after a motorbike crash.

A motorcyclist lost control of his bike after performing a wheelie before crashing at 78mph, an inquest heard.

Paul Whitlock was killed when he ploughed into building site barriers while travelling at more than twice the speed limit at a Southampton industrial estate.

Southampton Coroner’s Court was told how the accident happened at Third Avenue, Millbrook, just minutes after Mr Whitlock left work at his car repair garage.

The 40-year-old dad of six died hours later in Southampton General Hospital, despite paramedics’ desperate attempts to save him.

Acting police sergeant Dan Golding read a statement from friend and colleague Michael Godfrey Payne, who saw Mr Whitlock astride his Yamaha YZF-R6.

He said: “He wheelies and once it was down, swiftly accelerated away losing control of the motorbike.”

Mr Whitlock, of Malmesbury Road, Southampton, crashed into metal fencing outside a partially completed building and careered across wasteland before landing by kerbstones while his bike was flung ten metres away.

CCTV from two nearby business did not capture the wheelie or the crash, but investigations calculated he was travelling at about 78mph and trying to control his bike along the road before he crashed.

Investigator Antony Johnson said there were no mechanical defects on the bike and the road surface was not to blame for the accident.

He added: “A major factor was travelling twice the speed limit and having pulled a wheelie.”

A pathologist’s report from Eli Jaymes revealed how Mr Whitlock suffered major head and neck injuries as a result of the accident on September 6 last year.

Police sergeant Dan Golding revealed Mr Whitlock had had a driving licence for 22 years and bike licence for 12 years and had ridden a number of high-powered motorcycles.

He said: “He failed to comply with the speed limit and has failed to maintain the standard of a careful driver. In this manner he has lost control of steering and braking when the front wheel is not in contact with the road surface.”

Recording an accidental death determination, deputy coroner Gordon Denson sympathised with Mr Whitlock’s family.

He said: “It is one of those momentary stupidities in life and my heart goes out to you.”

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11:49am Tue 15 Apr 14

rudolph_hucker says...

That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.
That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt. rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 22

12:06pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mary80 says...

Sad he died but doing a bloody wheelie at that speed was asking for trouble
Sad he died but doing a bloody wheelie at that speed was asking for trouble Mary80
  • Score: 23

12:08pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.
The six fatherless children don't count, then?
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.[/p][/quote]The six fatherless children don't count, then? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -28

12:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?
Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved? Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -11

12:19pm Tue 15 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn? miltonarcher
  • Score: 19

1:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

S Pance says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?
But it was self inflicted, as are many others.

Sad that the family suffered doe to his stupidity.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?[/p][/quote]But it was self inflicted, as are many others. Sad that the family suffered doe to his stupidity. S Pance
  • Score: 35

1:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

The Phantomerer says...

As my old Dad used to say: "Wheelie dangerous."
As my old Dad used to say: "Wheelie dangerous." The Phantomerer
  • Score: 1

1:48pm Tue 15 Apr 14

rudolph_hucker says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?
So how WASN'T it self inflicted? Might as well jump off the Itchen bridge. Do tell, I cannot wait to hear this one...
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?[/p][/quote]So how WASN'T it self inflicted? Might as well jump off the Itchen bridge. Do tell, I cannot wait to hear this one... rudolph_hucker
  • Score: 2

1:51pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mary80 says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?
He did a wheelie at 78 mph on a main road that easily could have killed far more than himself. Tragic he died but its not like he was trundling along and suddenly bam died, his actions were very foolish but nobody is saying he deserved to die that's a silly assumption to make. The man didn't deserve to die but you can't do a wheelie at that amount of speed and not expect something to happen
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?[/p][/quote]He did a wheelie at 78 mph on a main road that easily could have killed far more than himself. Tragic he died but its not like he was trundling along and suddenly bam died, his actions were very foolish but nobody is saying he deserved to die that's a silly assumption to make. The man didn't deserve to die but you can't do a wheelie at that amount of speed and not expect something to happen Mary80
  • Score: 14

2:13pm Tue 15 Apr 14

issacchunt says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate? issacchunt
  • Score: 17

2:23pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mister E says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.
The six fatherless children don't count, then?
Six very good reasons he should have thought better of it!
That said, we all do something "risky" things from time to time, that's life.
Unfortunately, he has paid the ultimate price!
Thoughts with his family.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.[/p][/quote]The six fatherless children don't count, then?[/p][/quote]Six very good reasons he should have thought better of it! That said, we all do something "risky" things from time to time, that's life. Unfortunately, he has paid the ultimate price! Thoughts with his family. Mister E
  • Score: 17

2:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Brite Spark says...

When I was working in Cyprus a few years back, a local man showing off on his motorbike (near Frenaros) pulled a wheelie outside a school of all places - he lost control and crashed into a brother and sister on a path who were walking home together, they were about 13/15. The lad was killed instantly in front of many other children, his sister died the next day. The motorcyclist escaped without a scratch.
Motorcyclists AND car drivers, don't show off - you're playing Russian Roulette with your lives and those of others.
When I was working in Cyprus a few years back, a local man showing off on his motorbike (near Frenaros) pulled a wheelie outside a school of all places - he lost control and crashed into a brother and sister on a path who were walking home together, they were about 13/15. The lad was killed instantly in front of many other children, his sister died the next day. The motorcyclist escaped without a scratch. Motorcyclists AND car drivers, don't show off - you're playing Russian Roulette with your lives and those of others. Brite Spark
  • Score: 26

2:39pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Charlie Bucket says...

Mister E wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.
The six fatherless children don't count, then?
Six very good reasons he should have thought better of it!
That said, we all do something "risky" things from time to time, that's life.
Unfortunately, he has paid the ultimate price!
Thoughts with his family.
"Thoughts are with his family, although it serves him right"

Brilliant.
[quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.[/p][/quote]The six fatherless children don't count, then?[/p][/quote]Six very good reasons he should have thought better of it! That said, we all do something "risky" things from time to time, that's life. Unfortunately, he has paid the ultimate price! Thoughts with his family.[/p][/quote]"Thoughts are with his family, although it serves him right" Brilliant. Charlie Bucket
  • Score: -16

3:16pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mister E says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Mister E wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
rudolph_hucker wrote:
That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.
The six fatherless children don't count, then?
Six very good reasons he should have thought better of it!
That said, we all do something "risky" things from time to time, that's life.
Unfortunately, he has paid the ultimate price!
Thoughts with his family.
"Thoughts are with his family, although it serves him right"

Brilliant.
Your words, not mine!
Grow up.
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mister E[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.[/p][/quote]The six fatherless children don't count, then?[/p][/quote]Six very good reasons he should have thought better of it! That said, we all do something "risky" things from time to time, that's life. Unfortunately, he has paid the ultimate price! Thoughts with his family.[/p][/quote]"Thoughts are with his family, although it serves him right" Brilliant.[/p][/quote]Your words, not mine! Grow up. Mister E
  • Score: 6

3:37pm Tue 15 Apr 14

gwhitlock says...

As one of his children I wouldn't say you were thinking about us writing such comments . My dad loved us all he would never have our someone elses life in danger if you were at the inquest yourself you would have heard the evidence and then maybe you could comment don't believe everything you read in the paper . Our dad was a hero without him we have only eachother and his memory and you are even trying to destroy that. His younger children my younger brothers and sisters can read all this and its disgusting. Get your own lives leave ours and my dads memory alone !
As one of his children I wouldn't say you were thinking about us writing such comments . My dad loved us all he would never have our someone elses life in danger if you were at the inquest yourself you would have heard the evidence and then maybe you could comment don't believe everything you read in the paper . Our dad was a hero without him we have only eachother and his memory and you are even trying to destroy that. His younger children my younger brothers and sisters can read all this and its disgusting. Get your own lives leave ours and my dads memory alone ! gwhitlock
  • Score: 42

4:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

massimoosti says...

Stupidity on motorbikes costs lives...............
..in this case only the riders.
Stupidity on motorbikes costs lives............... ..in this case only the riders. massimoosti
  • Score: 6

4:47pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Mister E says...

gwhitlock wrote:
As one of his children I wouldn't say you were thinking about us writing such comments . My dad loved us all he would never have our someone elses life in danger if you were at the inquest yourself you would have heard the evidence and then maybe you could comment don't believe everything you read in the paper . Our dad was a hero without him we have only eachother and his memory and you are even trying to destroy that. His younger children my younger brothers and sisters can read all this and its disgusting. Get your own lives leave ours and my dads memory alone !
I whole heatedly apologise to you if any thing I posted has upset you.
That was not my intention I assure you.
[quote][p][bold]gwhitlock[/bold] wrote: As one of his children I wouldn't say you were thinking about us writing such comments . My dad loved us all he would never have our someone elses life in danger if you were at the inquest yourself you would have heard the evidence and then maybe you could comment don't believe everything you read in the paper . Our dad was a hero without him we have only eachother and his memory and you are even trying to destroy that. His younger children my younger brothers and sisters can read all this and its disgusting. Get your own lives leave ours and my dads memory alone ![/p][/quote]I whole heatedly apologise to you if any thing I posted has upset you. That was not my intention I assure you. Mister E
  • Score: 17

5:03pm Tue 15 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

Charlie Bucket wrote:
Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?
Quite . A moment of stupidity cost him his life and his kids their father. None of the self righteous posters on here have ever done anything irresponsible or stupid....
[quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?[/p][/quote]Quite . A moment of stupidity cost him his life and his kids their father. None of the self righteous posters on here have ever done anything irresponsible or stupid.... elvisimo
  • Score: 7

5:04pm Tue 15 Apr 14

farrelly100 says...

I will just put a few things straight. I was at the inquest and this reporter came in late. It shows! Firstly paul was not doing 78mph when he done the wheelie. paul landed the wheelie before accelerating his speed. The wheelie was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. paul also took his hand of the bike to wave to his friend. This was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. The reporter says the road played NO part in the accident. The road is an industrial road not a main road as claimed above. It is in a poor state of repair but believed to be safe but bumpy when at 30mph. Pauls decision to speed to 78mph is a decision that we have to live with. many people speed every day with no consequences paul paid with his life. Pauls speed and the double bump in the road he hit caused this accident. The fact he done a wheelie at the first part of his journey has given the headline and the response this reporter wanted! Finally just incase you are still believing every word that is written in this report this reporter states paul died of head and neck injuries! paul sadly died of massive chest and abdominal injuries but close enough hey! before you comment you really should think. this man could be reporting about one of you one day lets hope he does a better job! enjoy your day ....pauls sister.
I will just put a few things straight. I was at the inquest and this reporter came in late. It shows! Firstly paul was not doing 78mph when he done the wheelie. paul landed the wheelie before accelerating his speed. The wheelie was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. paul also took his hand of the bike to wave to his friend. This was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. The reporter says the road played NO part in the accident. The road is an industrial road not a main road as claimed above. It is in a poor state of repair but believed to be safe but bumpy when at 30mph. Pauls decision to speed to 78mph is a decision that we have to live with. many people speed every day with no consequences paul paid with his life. Pauls speed and the double bump in the road he hit caused this accident. The fact he done a wheelie at the first part of his journey has given the headline and the response this reporter wanted! Finally just incase you are still believing every word that is written in this report this reporter states paul died of head and neck injuries! paul sadly died of massive chest and abdominal injuries but close enough hey! before you comment you really should think. this man could be reporting about one of you one day lets hope he does a better job! enjoy your day ....pauls sister. farrelly100
  • Score: 17

5:04pm Tue 15 Apr 14

elvisimo says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
Charlie Bucket wrote:
Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?
So how WASN'T it self inflicted? Might as well jump off the Itchen bridge. Do tell, I cannot wait to hear this one...
Can you not read. He said is was self inflicted. Can you still not wait?...
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Charlie Bucket[/bold] wrote: Can we just for once have a story about a tragic death that does NOT have endless comments basically saying the death was self-inflicted thus deserved?[/p][/quote]So how WASN'T it self inflicted? Might as well jump off the Itchen bridge. Do tell, I cannot wait to hear this one...[/p][/quote]Can you not read. He said is was self inflicted. Can you still not wait?... elvisimo
  • Score: 0

5:12pm Tue 15 Apr 14

maybushgirl says...

Well said Gabby, im sure lots of people read these stories and don't comment because they are able to keep their opinions to themselves. Gabby is a 19 year old eldest girl of six and has taken on responsibility of all the younger 5. I can see how much of an inspiration she is, arranging their birthday parties, getting them to school, making sure they are praised when they have achieved things. Of course there is much more than that that i can only imagine she has to go through what with the teenagers and the younger ones, she has given up her early adulthood years to take care of the others. No matter what her dad did he sure as hell would have loved to see her enjoy her life partying etc, he wouldn't have wanted this. Just spare a thought for Gabby, not many others would take on 5 children and do a **** good job of it too!!! Keep doing your Dad proud Gabby, the rest of your family are big time (p.s if theirs anything you ever need or want, we're here to help) Your Cousin Casey xxxxxx
Well said Gabby, im sure lots of people read these stories and don't comment because they are able to keep their opinions to themselves. Gabby is a 19 year old eldest girl of six and has taken on responsibility of all the younger 5. I can see how much of an inspiration she is, arranging their birthday parties, getting them to school, making sure they are praised when they have achieved things. Of course there is much more than that that i can only imagine she has to go through what with the teenagers and the younger ones, she has given up her early adulthood years to take care of the others. No matter what her dad did he sure as hell would have loved to see her enjoy her life partying etc, he wouldn't have wanted this. Just spare a thought for Gabby, not many others would take on 5 children and do a **** good job of it too!!! Keep doing your Dad proud Gabby, the rest of your family are big time (p.s if theirs anything you ever need or want, we're here to help) Your Cousin Casey xxxxxx maybushgirl
  • Score: 27

5:18pm Tue 15 Apr 14

SPIKEISLANDTRADER says...

R I P , no matter WHY or HOW , its a sad day , that another biker dies .
R I P , no matter WHY or HOW , its a sad day , that another biker dies . SPIKEISLANDTRADER
  • Score: 23

5:20pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Nearly an OAP says...

Dear Echo reporters, sub editors and editor. Can you not see that to offer this tragic story up to the readers for posts is the height of bad taste. Standards at the Daily Echo have certainly tumbled since the days when you were owned by the Perkins family. You are now compared by many to the gutter press tabloids for your content.
Dear Echo reporters, sub editors and editor. Can you not see that to offer this tragic story up to the readers for posts is the height of bad taste. Standards at the Daily Echo have certainly tumbled since the days when you were owned by the Perkins family. You are now compared by many to the gutter press tabloids for your content. Nearly an OAP
  • Score: 12

5:22pm Tue 15 Apr 14

davesbabe says...

Well said Gabby!! I think the people that are posting vile things are disgusting! i suppose you've never made a mistake in your lives? He was mine and my husbands friend and did not deserve to die, you're very sick if the only enjoyment you get is writing vile comments that his 6 beautiful children can read, does it make you feel better about yourselves? you should be ashamed! R.I.P mate, forever missed.
Well said Gabby!! I think the people that are posting vile things are disgusting! i suppose you've never made a mistake in your lives? He was mine and my husbands friend and did not deserve to die, you're very sick if the only enjoyment you get is writing vile comments that his 6 beautiful children can read, does it make you feel better about yourselves? you should be ashamed! R.I.P mate, forever missed. davesbabe
  • Score: 19

5:37pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Huey says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
When it is too late.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]When it is too late. Huey
  • Score: -5

5:39pm Tue 15 Apr 14

Zootopian says...

farrelly100 wrote:
I will just put a few things straight. I was at the inquest and this reporter came in late. It shows! Firstly paul was not doing 78mph when he done the wheelie. paul landed the wheelie before accelerating his speed. The wheelie was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. paul also took his hand of the bike to wave to his friend. This was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. The reporter says the road played NO part in the accident. The road is an industrial road not a main road as claimed above. It is in a poor state of repair but believed to be safe but bumpy when at 30mph. Pauls decision to speed to 78mph is a decision that we have to live with. many people speed every day with no consequences paul paid with his life. Pauls speed and the double bump in the road he hit caused this accident. The fact he done a wheelie at the first part of his journey has given the headline and the response this reporter wanted! Finally just incase you are still believing every word that is written in this report this reporter states paul died of head and neck injuries! paul sadly died of massive chest and abdominal injuries but close enough hey! before you comment you really should think. this man could be reporting about one of you one day lets hope he does a better job! enjoy your day ....pauls sister.
The crash investigator and the policeman say the front wheel was "not in contact with the road" at the time of the crash and that the road surface played no part in causing the crash.

It's the police officer and the crash investigator that say what caused the accident, not the reporter. He's just reporting what they said and I guess they know best, being as they are the people who investigated the crash, so while I feel sorry for your loss, there is not much point in claiming the article is all lies.
[quote][p][bold]farrelly100[/bold] wrote: I will just put a few things straight. I was at the inquest and this reporter came in late. It shows! Firstly paul was not doing 78mph when he done the wheelie. paul landed the wheelie before accelerating his speed. The wheelie was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. paul also took his hand of the bike to wave to his friend. This was in no way PROVEN to play a part in the accident. The reporter says the road played NO part in the accident. The road is an industrial road not a main road as claimed above. It is in a poor state of repair but believed to be safe but bumpy when at 30mph. Pauls decision to speed to 78mph is a decision that we have to live with. many people speed every day with no consequences paul paid with his life. Pauls speed and the double bump in the road he hit caused this accident. The fact he done a wheelie at the first part of his journey has given the headline and the response this reporter wanted! Finally just incase you are still believing every word that is written in this report this reporter states paul died of head and neck injuries! paul sadly died of massive chest and abdominal injuries but close enough hey! before you comment you really should think. this man could be reporting about one of you one day lets hope he does a better job! enjoy your day ....pauls sister.[/p][/quote]The crash investigator and the policeman say the front wheel was "not in contact with the road" at the time of the crash and that the road surface played no part in causing the crash. It's the police officer and the crash investigator that say what caused the accident, not the reporter. He's just reporting what they said and I guess they know best, being as they are the people who investigated the crash, so while I feel sorry for your loss, there is not much point in claiming the article is all lies. Zootopian
  • Score: 5

7:48pm Tue 15 Apr 14

brucetheboss says...

Some comments on here are laughable, someone states "doing a wheelie at 78mph is dangerous,lots of things are dangerous modern bikes can wheelie at 100mph with proper technique. The wheelie didnt cause it, the people at the inquest heard the facts, as usual people read a newspaper and buy into the attitude of thr reporter.If anyone of you have never commented an offence of any kind your"informed" opinion is worth hearing. The People who presume stuff that fits nicely into their bitter minds do one! RIP PAUL
Some comments on here are laughable, someone states "doing a wheelie at 78mph is dangerous,lots of things are dangerous modern bikes can wheelie at 100mph with proper technique. The wheelie didnt cause it, the people at the inquest heard the facts, as usual people read a newspaper and buy into the attitude of thr reporter.If anyone of you have never commented an offence of any kind your"informed" opinion is worth hearing. The People who presume stuff that fits nicely into their bitter minds do one! RIP PAUL brucetheboss
  • Score: -12

8:00pm Tue 15 Apr 14

farrelly100 says...

I'm sorry but this is the reporting! The wheelie was done at the start way before the crash. They did talk about the wheel not being in contact with the ground and the state of the piece of road when he landed but this was before the crash! I can assure u when this statement was made by the crash investigator the sentence did not end at the time of the crash. I was there. He couldn't even get the injuries right I'm sorry but I guess u had to be there.
I'm sorry but this is the reporting! The wheelie was done at the start way before the crash. They did talk about the wheel not being in contact with the ground and the state of the piece of road when he landed but this was before the crash! I can assure u when this statement was made by the crash investigator the sentence did not end at the time of the crash. I was there. He couldn't even get the injuries right I'm sorry but I guess u had to be there. farrelly100
  • Score: 0

9:15pm Tue 15 Apr 14

lewissv says...

So sad. RIP mate, & my thoughts with the family. Sounds like the kids are very grown up & making their dad proud.
So sad. RIP mate, & my thoughts with the family. Sounds like the kids are very grown up & making their dad proud. lewissv
  • Score: 10

9:28pm Tue 15 Apr 14

tottonAmy says...

chinese whispers springs to mind! unless u were in the.inquest u really cant day what happened! also newspapers are hardly known for gettin the facts right! i would love for some of u guys to have a report written about u that is incorrect and see how u feel! paul was like a.brother to me and didnt have a bad bone in his body! at the end of the day we as a family no the truth and no what paul was like! gabby and farrelly100 dont listen to these narrow minded busy bodies! gabby ur doin us all proud and we all love u very much keep doin what ur doin! paul ur missed everyday xx
chinese whispers springs to mind! unless u were in the.inquest u really cant day what happened! also newspapers are hardly known for gettin the facts right! i would love for some of u guys to have a report written about u that is incorrect and see how u feel! paul was like a.brother to me and didnt have a bad bone in his body! at the end of the day we as a family no the truth and no what paul was like! gabby and farrelly100 dont listen to these narrow minded busy bodies! gabby ur doin us all proud and we all love u very much keep doin what ur doin! paul ur missed everyday xx tottonAmy
  • Score: 2

10:51pm Tue 15 Apr 14

brucetheboss says...

issacchunt wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?[/p][/quote]haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident brucetheboss
  • Score: -2

3:45am Wed 16 Apr 14

learned more from a 2 minute record than ever learned in school says...

brucetheboss wrote:
Some comments on here are laughable, someone states "doing a wheelie at 78mph is dangerous,lots of things are dangerous modern bikes can wheelie at 100mph with proper technique. The wheelie didnt cause it, the people at the inquest heard the facts, as usual people read a newspaper and buy into the attitude of thr reporter.If anyone of you have never commented an offence of any kind your"informed" opinion is worth hearing. The People who presume stuff that fits nicely into their bitter minds do one! RIP PAUL
I like BrucetheBoss
[quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: Some comments on here are laughable, someone states "doing a wheelie at 78mph is dangerous,lots of things are dangerous modern bikes can wheelie at 100mph with proper technique. The wheelie didnt cause it, the people at the inquest heard the facts, as usual people read a newspaper and buy into the attitude of thr reporter.If anyone of you have never commented an offence of any kind your"informed" opinion is worth hearing. The People who presume stuff that fits nicely into their bitter minds do one! RIP PAUL[/p][/quote]I like BrucetheBoss learned more from a 2 minute record than ever learned in school
  • Score: -3

4:06am Wed 16 Apr 14

ratface75 says...

unbelievable does it matter how this man died!!!!! whether its car, bike horse roller skates, death is death, apart from nearest & dearest, the rest ya should hold ya heads in shame!!!!!!!! if that was my dad I would be devastated. and seein the sh@t you half wits write would not help me, bunch of tw@t's
unbelievable does it matter how this man died!!!!! whether its car, bike horse roller skates, death is death, apart from nearest & dearest, the rest ya should hold ya heads in shame!!!!!!!! if that was my dad I would be devastated. and seein the sh@t you half wits write would not help me, bunch of tw@t's ratface75
  • Score: 9

7:25am Wed 16 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

issacchunt wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
Very dangerous having a small brain like yours.
[quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?[/p][/quote]Very dangerous having a small brain like yours. miltonarcher
  • Score: 2

7:27am Wed 16 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

brucetheboss wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident
Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .
[quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?[/p][/quote]haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident[/p][/quote]Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras . miltonarcher
  • Score: 2

7:42am Wed 16 Apr 14

mikeyt says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Similarly, overheard two motorbike owners talking about the best stretches of motorway to get away with riding at 140 miles an hour! TW@TS!
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Similarly, overheard two motorbike owners talking about the best stretches of motorway to get away with riding at 140 miles an hour! TW@TS! mikeyt
  • Score: 3

8:56am Wed 16 Apr 14

brucetheboss says...

miltonarcher wrote:
brucetheboss wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident
Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .
Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?[/p][/quote]haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident[/p][/quote]Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .[/p][/quote]Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates. brucetheboss
  • Score: -4

10:12am Wed 16 Apr 14

krisscbr600 says...

bunch of idiots that have no clue about biking making all these comments no one said Rossi was a idiot wheeling at 140mph did they we all chose to make our decisions not what other people want us to do.
just like no one forced you to read all this nonsense and believe a silly reporter but looks like you have RIP PAUL may we never forget you but forget theses idiots.

Having been as close to Paul as I was I believe that he wouldn't of done this if he didn't believe it ok to the road is shocking and if you where to go look you will see why this happened.

so keep you comments to your self.
bunch of idiots that have no clue about biking making all these comments no one said Rossi was a idiot wheeling at 140mph did they we all chose to make our decisions not what other people want us to do. just like no one forced you to read all this nonsense and believe a silly reporter but looks like you have RIP PAUL may we never forget you but forget theses idiots. Having been as close to Paul as I was I believe that he wouldn't of done this if he didn't believe it ok to the road is shocking and if you where to go look you will see why this happened. so keep you comments to your self. krisscbr600
  • Score: -4

1:02pm Wed 16 Apr 14

The Phantomerer says...

krisscbr600 wrote:
bunch of idiots that have no clue about biking making all these comments no one said Rossi was a idiot wheeling at 140mph did they we all chose to make our decisions not what other people want us to do.
just like no one forced you to read all this nonsense and believe a silly reporter but looks like you have RIP PAUL may we never forget you but forget theses idiots.

Having been as close to Paul as I was I believe that he wouldn't of done this if he didn't believe it ok to the road is shocking and if you where to go look you will see why this happened.

so keep you comments to your self.
Did Rossi perform his wheelie at 140 MPH on a public road? If so he is an idiot and I condemn his foolish actions.
[quote][p][bold]krisscbr600[/bold] wrote: bunch of idiots that have no clue about biking making all these comments no one said Rossi was a idiot wheeling at 140mph did they we all chose to make our decisions not what other people want us to do. just like no one forced you to read all this nonsense and believe a silly reporter but looks like you have RIP PAUL may we never forget you but forget theses idiots. Having been as close to Paul as I was I believe that he wouldn't of done this if he didn't believe it ok to the road is shocking and if you where to go look you will see why this happened. so keep you comments to your self.[/p][/quote]Did Rossi perform his wheelie at 140 MPH on a public road? If so he is an idiot and I condemn his foolish actions. The Phantomerer
  • Score: 4

2:54pm Wed 16 Apr 14

krisscbr600 says...

The Phantomerer wrote:
krisscbr600 wrote:
bunch of idiots that have no clue about biking making all these comments no one said Rossi was a idiot wheeling at 140mph did they we all chose to make our decisions not what other people want us to do.
just like no one forced you to read all this nonsense and believe a silly reporter but looks like you have RIP PAUL may we never forget you but forget theses idiots.

Having been as close to Paul as I was I believe that he wouldn't of done this if he didn't believe it ok to the road is shocking and if you where to go look you will see why this happened.

so keep you comments to your self.
Did Rossi perform his wheelie at 140 MPH on a public road? If so he is an idiot and I condemn his foolish actions.
I understand this but as I said its our own choices and we should not be judge from people that have no clue
[quote][p][bold]The Phantomerer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]krisscbr600[/bold] wrote: bunch of idiots that have no clue about biking making all these comments no one said Rossi was a idiot wheeling at 140mph did they we all chose to make our decisions not what other people want us to do. just like no one forced you to read all this nonsense and believe a silly reporter but looks like you have RIP PAUL may we never forget you but forget theses idiots. Having been as close to Paul as I was I believe that he wouldn't of done this if he didn't believe it ok to the road is shocking and if you where to go look you will see why this happened. so keep you comments to your self.[/p][/quote]Did Rossi perform his wheelie at 140 MPH on a public road? If so he is an idiot and I condemn his foolish actions.[/p][/quote]I understand this but as I said its our own choices and we should not be judge from people that have no clue krisscbr600
  • Score: -3

3:57pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Dr Martin says...

I don't think it is fair to call people who have commented on this story as idiots, we are all entitled to express our views on any given story
As I understand it the rider was doing 78 mph (on a 30 mph road I assume) and a some point pulled a wheelie, so after doing both of these dangerous acts he crashes and paid the ultimate price
.........but hey that's his choice
I don't think it is fair to call people who have commented on this story as idiots, we are all entitled to express our views on any given story As I understand it the rider was doing 78 mph (on a 30 mph road I assume) and a some point pulled a wheelie, so after doing both of these dangerous acts he crashes and paid the ultimate price .........but hey that's his choice Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

4:22pm Wed 16 Apr 14

RomseyKeith says...

If the Reporter has got the facts wrong, and has alleged or bloated elements for a piece of sensationalist journalism which hurts the family and friends of this poor biker, then please go public.
Complain in writing to the Echo.
Complain to other organisations.
Do not let these people get you down at a very stressful and vulnerable time.
Sorry for your loss.
If the Reporter has got the facts wrong, and has alleged or bloated elements for a piece of sensationalist journalism which hurts the family and friends of this poor biker, then please go public. Complain in writing to the Echo. Complain to other organisations. Do not let these people get you down at a very stressful and vulnerable time. Sorry for your loss. RomseyKeith
  • Score: 11

7:37pm Wed 16 Apr 14

Stubs says...

This is not a a thing to wheelie in the street.
This is not a a thing to wheelie in the street. Stubs
  • Score: 1

9:23pm Wed 16 Apr 14

brucetheboss says...

learned more from a 2 minute record than ever learned in school wrote:
brucetheboss wrote:
Some comments on here are laughable, someone states "doing a wheelie at 78mph is dangerous,lots of things are dangerous modern bikes can wheelie at 100mph with proper technique. The wheelie didnt cause it, the people at the inquest heard the facts, as usual people read a newspaper and buy into the attitude of thr reporter.If anyone of you have never commented an offence of any kind your"informed" opinion is worth hearing. The People who presume stuff that fits nicely into their bitter minds do one! RIP PAUL
I like BrucetheBoss
cheers :)
[quote][p][bold]learned more from a 2 minute record than ever learned in school[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: Some comments on here are laughable, someone states "doing a wheelie at 78mph is dangerous,lots of things are dangerous modern bikes can wheelie at 100mph with proper technique. The wheelie didnt cause it, the people at the inquest heard the facts, as usual people read a newspaper and buy into the attitude of thr reporter.If anyone of you have never commented an offence of any kind your"informed" opinion is worth hearing. The People who presume stuff that fits nicely into their bitter minds do one! RIP PAUL[/p][/quote]I like BrucetheBoss[/p][/quote]cheers :) brucetheboss
  • Score: -4

8:21am Thu 17 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

brucetheboss wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
brucetheboss wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident
Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .
Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates.
Your plate is illegal , end of. How many points on your licence, or have you been lucky and not been caught speeding?
[quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?[/p][/quote]haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident[/p][/quote]Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .[/p][/quote]Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates.[/p][/quote]Your plate is illegal , end of. How many points on your licence, or have you been lucky and not been caught speeding? miltonarcher
  • Score: 1

9:09am Thu 17 Apr 14

brucetheboss says...

miltonarcher wrote:
brucetheboss wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
brucetheboss wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident
Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .
Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates.
Your plate is illegal , end of. How many points on your licence, or have you been lucky and not been caught speeding?
miltonarcher..have some class about you leave it! you seem to be a simple soul eg. small no. plate = i must speed????. Hope you never do jury service
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?[/p][/quote]haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident[/p][/quote]Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .[/p][/quote]Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates.[/p][/quote]Your plate is illegal , end of. How many points on your licence, or have you been lucky and not been caught speeding?[/p][/quote]miltonarcher..have some class about you leave it! you seem to be a simple soul eg. small no. plate = i must speed????. Hope you never do jury service brucetheboss
  • Score: -2

9:51pm Thu 17 Apr 14

brucetheboss says...

rudolph_hucker wrote:
That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.
ignorant fool is you
[quote][p][bold]rudolph_hucker[/bold] wrote: That's where showing off on a motorbike gets you. Glad no one else was hurt.[/p][/quote]ignorant fool is you brucetheboss
  • Score: -2

10:21am Fri 18 Apr 14

miltonarcher says...

brucetheboss wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
brucetheboss wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
brucetheboss wrote:
issacchunt wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?
Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?
haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident
Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .
Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates.
Your plate is illegal , end of. How many points on your licence, or have you been lucky and not been caught speeding?
miltonarcher..have some class about you leave it! you seem to be a simple soul eg. small no. plate = i must speed????. Hope you never do jury service
Really classy, sticking an illegal plate on your bike. Why the small plate? Of course you think it makes you look cool, you seem to be a simple soul if you think that.
[quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]brucetheboss[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]issacchunt[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Witnessed a biker on the M3 today, estimated speed 120mph, tiny number plate on the rear. When will they learn?[/p][/quote]Yep, very dangerous having a small number plate?[/p][/quote]haha..small no. plate is sure to cause an accident[/p][/quote]Possibly, the small number plate is illegal and an attempt to avoid being caught by speed cameras .[/p][/quote]Possibly but yet another presumption based on your perspections, i have a small no. plate on my Bike as it looks better on the Bike.I have had many police behind me and have never been pulled over. If you drive a car try driving on any motorway you will see cars in the fast lane doing way over 70mph and they have normal sizes plates.[/p][/quote]Your plate is illegal , end of. How many points on your licence, or have you been lucky and not been caught speeding?[/p][/quote]miltonarcher..have some class about you leave it! you seem to be a simple soul eg. small no. plate = i must speed????. Hope you never do jury service[/p][/quote]Really classy, sticking an illegal plate on your bike. Why the small plate? Of course you think it makes you look cool, you seem to be a simple soul if you think that. miltonarcher
  • Score: 1

10:38pm Fri 18 Apr 14

brucetheboss says...

you just dont get it do u?
you just dont get it do u? brucetheboss
  • Score: -2

12:49pm Sun 20 Apr 14

Lwhitlock says...

I don't understand why you lot are all arguing over something that has nothing to do with of course if you was in the duration we are and this is coming for the 4th youngest child being 15 and waking up to reading these post are not on I don't think it's fair for any of us family to see you didn't know him like we did therefore you don't understand the pain we feel I thing you should take it in to consecration that are life has been shocking enough to lose are dads we are all in grieving mode still these comments are sickening and you wouldn't truely understand what it feels like unless it was one of you family members keep you thoughts to your self it's the best thing you can do now we shouldn't have to explain as selfs to you, you knew nothing about Are dad so why don't you stop taking about him like you are it's fescues ting he's still are dad even if he's not here we shouldn't have to else the hateful comments
I don't understand why you lot are all arguing over something that has nothing to do with of course if you was in the duration we are and this is coming for the 4th youngest child being 15 and waking up to reading these post are not on I don't think it's fair for any of us family to see you didn't know him like we did therefore you don't understand the pain we feel I thing you should take it in to consecration that are life has been shocking enough to lose are dads we are all in grieving mode still these comments are sickening and you wouldn't truely understand what it feels like unless it was one of you family members keep you thoughts to your self it's the best thing you can do now we shouldn't have to explain as selfs to you, you knew nothing about Are dad so why don't you stop taking about him like you are it's fescues ting he's still are dad even if he's not here we shouldn't have to else the hateful comments Lwhitlock
  • Score: -1

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