Death and motorcycles

Human error is invariably implicated in all the ways humans get injured or killed

Overdrive April 21, 2016 14:56:33 IST
Death and motorcycles

I got a call from a newspaper reporter yesterday. “We’re writing an article on people dying on superbikes...” Why? “Well, there’s this girl, Veenu Paliwal, who’s died and we thought we’d examine why superbikes are killing riders.” I didn’t know Veenu Paliwal. The glowing obituaries in my social feeds suggest she was amazing. It’s sad that she isn’t here any more. A motorcyclist who can no longer ride, by choice, family, injury or death is the saddest thing I can imagine. The absolute finality of death makes it the most...

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