Published on April 28th, 2012 | by Steven Hodson


BMW Being Sued After Motorcycle Gave Him A Permanent Erection

While you form all those gutter minded jokes and this poor guy’s expense I must remind you that priapism – a condition that can cause men to find themselves with an erection that lasts long past the healthy limit of four hours – is a serious health issue.

An issue that a man in California was brought on after a two hour ride on a BMW motorcycle, which had a third-party seat installed on it by the dealer and lead to this lawsuit where the gentleman is seeking damages for lost wages, personal injury, medical expenses, product liability, and negligent infliction of emotional distress.

Here is the pertinent part of his complaint:

 “Plaintiff was riding his 1993 BMW motorcycle equipped with a Corbin-Pacific seat. The ride lasted approximately two hours each way to plaintiff’s destination, after which plaintiff developed a severe case of priapism (a persistent, lasting erection). Plaintiff alleges that this condition was caused by the ridge-like seat on his motorcycle, negligently designed, manufactured and/or installed by defendants.

“Plaintiff now suffers from priapism (a long lasting erection), and has been experiencing continuing problems since his motorcycle ride. He is now unable to engage in sexual activity, which is causing him substantial emotional and mental anguish. Plaintiff is distraught and distressed because of this. Defendants, and each of them, are liable to plaintiff due [to] their negligent design, manufacture and/or installation of the seat on plaintiff’s motorcycle.”

Oh the jokes …

via Jalopnik / Courthouse News



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Steven has been around the tech world long enough to see most of the stuff we think of cool happen before which leads to a certain bit of cynicism that has contributed to him being known as the cranky old fart of the Internet. Besides sharing some of the goodness that he finds with you here at 42x you can also find him curating some digital goodness at Winextra (tech type stuff) and Rotten Gumdrops (for your daily dose of WTF).

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