The road was one way, two lanes. She slowed and pulled over to the far left, over the yellow line and against the concrete median. The man in the motorcycle hit her about 30 seconds later going well over the speed limit. His wife, behind him on her own cycle, and doing the speed limit, was able to stop.
Suppose it wasn't ducks but a moose?
When I was 9 my brother and I went with Dad and his buddy and buddy's kid up to a lake about 130 miles out of Winnipeg. On the way back, we hit a moose. No seat belts in those days. We're lucky to have made it out alive. The car was a wreck. No ambulance way out there, so the police took us all back to Winnipeg.
Had we been going a little slower we could have missed it, or stopped for it.
The interesting thing here is, suppose the police had seen her, and pulled up behind her, then got out of his car to give her a ticket and just then a motorcycle slammed into the back of his cruiser....