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Absolute madness on a Motorcycle 170mph on cornish roads and yes one crashes

Frederick Bowden, aged 42, from Helston, was convicted of dangerous driving at Truro Crown Court, Cornwall on 11 June 2009. His conviction follows a fatal collision on 13 July 2008 when fellow motorcyclist Andrew Prowse, 45, lost control of his bike and was killed as he and Bowden rode along the A30 near Loggans Moor, Hayle.
At the time of the crash Bowden was filming from his bike using a tank mounted camera. The footage shows Bowden reaching speeds in excess of 160mph as he travelled along country lanes and dual carriageways before the horrific crash which was captured on camera.
Bowden was given a 51 week sentence suspended for two years and disqualified from driving for three years.
After the case, Supt Tim Swarbrick said he believed that this was the fastest speed ever recorded in Devon and Cornwall and added:

"I would appeal for all motorists to adhere to the speed limit.
"Watching this video was not pleasant viewing and the subsequent incident was a tragedy for everyone, not least the traffic officers who had to attend the collision.
"At that speed, there is just no time to react and what we have seen on the video is truly shocking. The footage shows the bike carrying out dangerous overtaking manouvres, contravening white lines and actions which force other motorists to move out of the way.

"Other drivers being overtaken during this journey made comments that one or both of these motorcyclists may die - sadly this proved to be the case."

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Added: Jul-19-2013 Occurred On: Jul-19-2013
By: anglosaxonwarlord
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  • These dumbfucks ruin the reputation of all bikers. That's a pity! I love easy going cruising. All those reckless adrenalin-seeking retards should be taken off the roads one way or another.

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  • It looks like the car pulled out on him, he came off the bike, the bike hit the farside barrier and he landed right in the path of the oncoming van. No fucking sympathy, he (or the bike) could have gone through a car windscreen and killed a whole family. Good riddance. Prick.

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  • Local newspaper article:

    156mph biker filmed death crash of friend

    A MOTORCYCLIST who chased and filmed his best friend at speeds of more than 170mph before he was killed in a road smash has walked free from court.
    Fred Bowden, 42, strapped a camera to his bike and followed Andrew Prowse, 46, as the pair broke the speed limit 30 times in 20 minutes.

    Bowden filmed his best mate for 25 miles until he clipped a hatchback car on his Kawasaki ZX10R and was thrown under an oncoming camper More..

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    • @WasNotWas
      left all the other drives traumatized...sad

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    • @WasNotWas "Mr Prowse died instantly after his legs and head were ripped off"
      Jesus christ I thought the crash was bad but not that horrific. I can see why other drivers were traumatized.

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    • @WasNotWas
      How did he still keep his license after being caught speeding 30 times?

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  • 0% sympathy in me for this feckin' idiot.

    Also, leave it to the track.

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    • @Alotta_Snackbars How much is your internet sympathy via comments in liveleak worth? More than a penny I hope

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    • @Claus Rio Actually with the rate of inflation on Liveleak comment sympathy I'm averaging around .4% of it's total worth...

      So whichever way you look at it, I'm still at c00.00. Which is lucky really, this guy deserved to meet his end that day before he took out more than just himself.

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    • @Alotta_Snackbars Man are u fucked, I would't say he deserved it but he was certainly asking for it.

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    • @00swag Surely if he was asking for it he was deserving of it? If you're willing to put yourself in that level of danger that's fine, but when you drag innocent and unexpecting people into that with you, then I guess your morals soon go out the window.

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    • @Alotta_Snackbars and you have never done anything wrong.were you a school prefect as well ? Mr Perfect.

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  • Gotta love vids you cant fast forward. Fuck. Bullshit vid. Move along.

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  • I ride a 1000cc bike ... and I'm 51.
    In 33 years of riding I have had near misses and indeed fallen off ... but I cannot understand how / why riders of similar age think they can ride the way this pair of cunts did ... endangering others and ultimately (1 for now) dying. Car drivers, lorry drivers, camper vans and families are NOT impressed by idiots on 180hp crotch rockets in stupid sweaty 1 piece leathers ... TAKE IT TO A TRACK DAY GUYS!

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  • Sorry to see it happen. But if you ride like that all day long in traffic. Then it is going to happen. Having fun is one thing but doing this and hoping the others will give you lead way is dumb.

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  • A fairly satisfactory outcome.

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  • I can still go faster in my wheelchair

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  • Poor van driver, the biker got what he deserved!

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    • @cavern Thats what pisses me off so much about arseholes like these two. If they just planted themselves into a wall or off a cliff then not a real big problem (except for the poor emergency crews) but now that van driver is going to live with that for the rest of his life, even though it wasn't his fault and he couldn't have avoided it if he tried.

      Finally, suspended sentence? Bloody hell judge!

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  • You piss into the wind enough times, you eventually get piss in your face.

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  • Just be grateful supercars are not cheap.

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  • Sad.

    For the people who had to deal with his death.

    Can't easily own a handgun in England, but if ya want to buy something that both allows and encourages you to become a cruise missile with enough kinetic energy to kill everyone in a minivan..No Problem!

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  • This is very close to my home, Mostly At anytime this route is very busy with slow moving traffic, Holiday makers with children in very many cars, Caravans, Motorhomes ect. Devon & Cornwall have some of the most beautiful, peaceful & tranquil beauty areas in the country, We are almost number 1 on the holiday destinations in the UK, Nobody comes here to drive like a total FOOL, why would you want to drive here like a fool when you can drive your bike like a looney at any racing circuit du More..

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    • @thefatman Where you at boss? Im redruth way. lol

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    • @willantz Hello buddy, I am devon, Tiverton, I took my kids to Penzance just last Thursday, I pop up and down the A30 quite often... Its a real Shame this happens just far to often, We had a couple of loonatics come past us quite close to this section too, I understand the frill of speed but there is driving fast and there is driving like a frill seeker... peace to you buddy

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    • @thefatman Indeed, there is a time and a place.

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  • Bike should mean freedom, not stupidity.

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  • Fucking twats like this that give bikers a bad name, you fuck about at speeds like that with no thought for other road users or even pedestrians then you deserve what you get.

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  • I like bikes and I like speed but what do you expect? Couple of assholes right there. Think if they hit someone at 170, total disregard for everyone and only thinking of themselves. Go on a secure track if you want to drive like that and not risk the lives of others. No one looks at your bike and thinks "oh cool! they are driving so fast!" They worry that if they didn't see you they could get hurt. It rages me out lol

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  • Absolute bellends. I don't wish death on anyone, but if it had to happen then at least it was the speeder and not some poor bastard on his way to the shops or some shit.
    And 51 weeks suspended!! wtf is wrong with the system? I call someone a ***** and they'll chuck me in prison for hate speech. I jeopardise dozens of lives and I get a suspended

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  • Does anyone feel bad for him? I sure as hell don't

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  • Ride like lightning and you'll crash like thunder

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  • The dumbass crashing was the best part.

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  • What a pair of complete tools.

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  • Don't understand why anyone would have sympathy for the guy. Yeah he died but he caused an 8 car pileup through his reckless and stupid behavior.

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