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Posted by: thepinetree on 03/14/2019 10:18 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 03/15/2019 10:15 AM
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Lane Change Takes Life of Ceres Resident Joshua Cody Boykin on Hwy 120 (Updated)

Jamestown, CA...On March 13, 2019 at approximately 6:25 pm, 25 year old Turlock resident, Jeffery Smith, was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Tahoe traveling westbound on State Route 120 west of O’Byrnes Ferry Road at approximately 50-55 mph, in a line of vehicles. A 45 year old Ceres resident Joshua Cody Boykin was riding a 2016 Yamaha R1 motorcycle traveling approximately 50-55 mph, a few vehicles to the rear of Smith’s Tahoe. After eastbound traffic passed, the 45 year old rider moved his motorcycle into the eastbound lane and began to pass slower moving vehicles in front of him. As the motorcycle was pulling alongside the Tahoe, Smith moved to the left and began to enter the eastbound lane. Smith’s Tahoe struck the motorcycle, causing the Yamaha to travel to the left, across the eastbound lane and onto the shoulder.




The motorcycle traveled up an embankment and became airborne. The 45 year old rider was ejected and landed in the dirt and grass shoulder. The motorcycle tumbled across the top of the embankment and came to rest on the shoulder, south of the rider. Smith stopped his vehicle on the south shoulder, west of the collision scene. Smith and his passenger, 24 year old Turlock resident, Anycze Munson, were using the vehicle’s seatbelts and did not sustain any injuries. The 45 year old rider was wearing a full face helmet but tragically died on scene.

Alcohol and/or drugs are not suspected to have been a factor in this collision.

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Posted on: 2019-03-14 11:28:32   By: Anonymous
 
Oh man imagine getting ready to pass slower moving vehicles, hitting the gas and not doing the correct procedures of NOT looking over your shoulder to pass and killing someone? I've done just that numerous times but was lucky to have not hurt someone.
Sorry to hear this happened.
Condolences to the family and friends of the motorcycle rider.
And sorrow to the guy who has to live with knowing he should of... A simple procedure that most people fail to do every time.

PS: I guess this is why many motorcycle riders break the law by *bleep*ing with their mufflers and then act like jerk-offs on the streets (that and the guys have little penis syndrome)


RIP

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    Posted on: 2019-03-14 12:30:09   By: Anonymous
     
    I’ve “had” 7 motorcycles and ridden over 100,000 miles. Had this happen to me more than once. If on two wheels, gotta expect the unexpected more than normal. Being on a 1000cc Yamaha R1, not easy to do the speed limit. White knuckles is a understatement!!!!

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      Re: 1000cc Yamaha or whatever you call it
      Posted on: 2019-03-14 16:14:50   By: Anonymous
       
      Too bad what happened and yes you can do the speed limit if you put your mind to it. Some people just have to be in a rush any more and this iswhat causes accident. I have some of these "rice burner crotch rockets" come down my residential street sometimes in excess speeds. I heard one coming up the adjacent road once and I stood right in the middle of my narrow street in front of my house while he was approaching and he had to slow down but pissed. So WHAT I tell myself. Plus there is a stop sign around the bend not far from my house. He never drove down my street again! If he would have hit me he would be in the wrong because I am a pedestrian and in my neck of the woods there are no sidewalks, the streets are narrow around here plus there are kids who sometimes play on the street. So I say slow the F down! Doesn't matter-truck, car, motorcycle-just slow down. Better to be slower than sorry.

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        Re: 1000cc Yamaha or whatever you call it
        Posted on: 2019-03-14 19:37:26   By: Anonymous
         
        Idiot. You're right, if he would have hit you it would have been his fault. . . And you would be dead. Great way to prove your point idiot.

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          Re: 1000cc Yamaha or whatever you call it-to Re: response to idiot/\/\
          Posted on: 2019-03-15 06:15:48   By: Anonymous
           
          So do YOU drive a bike like that? Do you observe the speed limit and practice safe defensive driving? I don't think I'm the idiot here-I don't have a bike, but I also see both sides here and that is my own conclusion on this. Thank you

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    Posted on: 2019-03-14 12:38:13   By: Anonymous
     
    That’s what I was thinking. I’m definitely going to be extra sure to check over my shoulder before I go to pass. I think this is good reminder to always look. RIP to the rider and I’m very sad for his newborn son.

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      Posted on: 2019-03-14 15:08:45   By: Anonymous
       
      Everyone get a ticket... 55 mph.....no one should have been passing.

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        Posted on: 2019-03-14 15:30:56   By: Anonymous
         
        Ha ha, everyone on this mountain should drive in the Bay Area now and then. It tunes up your motor skills and if not, it’ll get your attention. Yes, we are complaced and content but, stuck on stupid just don’t work. Either your or someone else will pay the price, possibly your life. I’ve had to pass when I had no choice!!! Think about it.

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          Posted on: 2019-03-14 16:55:07   By: Anonymous
           
          MOTORCYCLES=DEATH SENTENCE

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            Posted on: 2019-03-14 17:59:00   By: Anonymous
             
            Read the comments you dumb idiots. Maybe, it’ll save your life along with another persons.

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    Posted on: 2019-03-14 19:38:57   By: Anonymous
     
    Way to sympathize with the dumbass driver who was negligent, broke the law and killed someone.

    You're awesome. . .

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      Posted on: 2019-03-14 19:44:42   By: Anonymous
       
      It doesn't matter, if the dumbass didn't own a motorcycle he would still be alive today, don't you get it?

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2019-03-14 20:31:29   By: Anonymous
         
        If the 25 year old would have learned to drive he would still be alive. Don't YOU get it?

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          Posted on: 2019-03-14 21:15:05   By: Anonymous
           
          You don't have any protection on a motorcycle from IDIOT motorists therefore you take your own life in the hands of other motorists. Now do you get it?

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      Posted on: 2019-03-15 05:04:10   By: Anonymous
       
      Nothing like making a safe lane change. What if it were a CHP motorcycle with lights on only?
      Just because someone is speeding one still has to make a SAFE LANE CHANGE.

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        Posted on: 2019-03-15 08:48:32   By: Anonymous
         
        Thump Thump

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No Subject
Posted on: 2019-03-15 12:08:34   By: Anonymous
 
The Shooter should receive Noble Peace Prize.

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    Posted on: 2019-03-15 18:02:27   By: Anonymous
     
    Obviously, not many folks get the picture. Don’t have a life and, don’t want one. May the spiderwebb enclose you and keep you happy.

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