A picture is worth a thousand words.
The Honda rider was travelling at such a "very
high speed", his reaction time was not sufficient enough to avoid this
accident. Swedish Police estimate a speed of ~250 KM/h (155mph) before the
bike hit the slow moving car side-on at an intersection. At that speed, they
predicted that the rider's reaction time (once the vehicle came into view) wasn't
sufficient enough for him to even apply the brakes. The car had two
passengers and the bike rider was found INSIDE the car with them. The
Volkswagen actually flipped over from the force of impact and landed 10 feet
from where the collision took place.
All three involved (two in car and rider) were killed instantly. This graphic
demonstration was placed at the Stockholm Motorcycle Fair by the Swedish
Police and Road Safety Department. The sign above the display also noted that
the rider had only recently obtained his license.
At 250 KM (155 mph) the operator is travelling at
69.4 metres per second (227 feet per second). With normal reaction time to SEE-DECIDE-REACT of 1.6
seconds the above operator would have travelled
over 110 metres (363 feet) while making a decision on what actions to take. In this
incident the Swedish police indicate that no actions were taken.