Spiker: Really sorry to hear a story like this, please accept my prayers and condolences and also convey them to the family. People in cars who also ride see motorcycles. Many people in cars who don't ride DON'T see motorcycles. It's an unfortunate fact. Two weeks ago I wasn't 4 blocks from my house when I saw a woman in a minivan sitting on a cross street up ahead of me. She waited 'til I was within 40 yards, and while staring directly at my face pulled right out in front of me. I had already figured this was gonna happen, I was already on both brakes just in case, then she gives an "apologetic" wave out the window, that makes it OK in her mind. You can't be defensive enough when you're on two wheels. I got my first bike in 1966 and have never been without one since, I figure I've seen just about everything people do when you're on one. Sorry about the rambling, once again my heartfelt condolences to you and his family.