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Old 05-16-2006, 05:20 PM
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Just a few of the Crash stats from this past weekend......This is just a handful of the deaths....Use your heads when riding. You must always assume every car or truck that is near you is going to hit you. This thought must be in your head at all times.


Kila man dies in motorcycle crash
Montana Standard - May 16 1:17 AM
KALISPELL (AP) — A speeding motorcycle ran into the side of a car pulling onto U.S. Highway 2 just west of Kalispell Saturday afternoon, killing the driver of the motorcycle and injuring the four people in the car, Flathead County officials said.

22 Year Old Killed In Motorcycle Accident
KGBT 4 Rio Grande Valley - May 15 6:34 PM

A 22 year old loses control of his motorcycle and is killed. South Padre Island police say he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Motorcycle accident claims teenager, New Concord man
Murray Ledger & Times - May 15 5:10 PM

A motorcycle driver and his passenger were killed in a three-vehicle collision Friday evening on Ky. 121 South.

Motorcycle Crash Kills 2 Residents Of Greene County
Greene County - May 15 3:01 PM
Two Greene County residents were killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday evening on U.S. Highway 25/70 near Hot Springs, N.C

Teen critical after motorcycle crash in Shannon Hills
Benton Courier - May 15 5:07 PM
Arley Wheatley was listed in critical condition this morning at a Little Rock hospital after slamming his speeding motorcycle head-on into a stopped Shannon Hills police car shortly after 4 p.m. Monday.

Wake County deputy killed in motorcycle accident
News 14 Carolina - May 15 7:44 AM

Deputy John McClain was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a road sign on Raven Ridge Road in North Raleigh on Saturday

Soldier Killed In Motorcycle Accident Identified
KWTX-TV Waco - May 15 10:50 AM

(May 15, 2006)—Fort Hood officials Monday released the name of a soldier who was killed last week in a motorcycle accident. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Maynard Jero Hebert, 42, of Milwaukee, Wis., died Friday from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident in Harker Heigh

Lehigh Acres man crashes motorcycle, dies
WPMI 15 - May 15 5:49 AM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Lehigh Acres man died after crashing his motorcycle while fleeing Lee County Sheriff deputies. Reports say troopers began following 51-year-old James Reese after they got in a verbal exchange with him

Motorcycle crash claims 33-year-old Fort Loudon man
Public Opinion - May 15 3:43 AM
PETERS TOWNSHIP — A Fort Loudon man died Friday afternoon when the motorcycle he was riding crossed the center line in the 1200 block of Path Valley Road in Peters Township and hit two vehicles coming from the opposite direction.

Orangeburg man killed in motorcycle accident
WIS-TV Columbia - May 15 1:15 AM
(Columbia) May 13, 2006 - State troopers say a motorcycle crash killed a man in Orangeburg. Authorities tell News 10 that William Watts, 51, was riding a Harley Davidson down Highway 176 early Friday morning.

Motorcycle driver dies in collision
Fairbanks Daily News-Miner - May 15 4:16 AM

A Fairbanks man died Sunday evening after his motorcycle collided head-on with a Ford Explorer. Paul McCullough, 43, was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident near the intersection of Farmers Loop and McGrath Road at about 6 p.m. on Sunday.

Motorcycle crash kills man
The News-Press - May 14 10:16 PM
A Lehigh Acres man was killed early Sunday morning after his motorcycle crashed as he attempted to flee Lee County sheriff deputies

Pocatello Man Dies in Motorcycle Accident
KIFI-TV Idaho Falls - May 14 4:19 PM
Around 10:00 p.m. Friday night, Pocatello police responded to a motorcycle accident at the intersection of Fourth Street and Dillon

[b]Kila man killed when motorcycle runs into car
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I remember when taking the MSF basic rider course they stressed the risk you take being a biker. Even on your best day in a cage you can have an accident you didn't see coming. Being human and 52, I can't be aware of everything happening around me at every second. I'm not that good. Thats also one of the reasons I don't catch a buzz and ride anymore.
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Old 05-17-2006, 11:40 AM
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That many during 1 weekend?! Hard to believe. Be careful everyone.
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please be careful, safety tip of the day, "scan intersections while aproaching"
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Yes BE CAREFUL - a lot of these "sounded" like alcohol related as well as stupidity. Just for perspective, " About 40,000 people die every year in the U.S. in automobile accidents.
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Half of motorcycle fatalities in single vehicle crashes relate to problems negotiating a curve prior to a crash—
Almost 60 percent of motorcyclist fatalities in single vehicle crashes occur at night.

Last year, 4,008 people died in motorcycle crashes. That averages out to 80 per week nationwide

Don't ride into a corner doing 100 MPH at midnight and you cut your chances of being killed on a motorcycle in HALF.
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Lapi where do you find all these stats?
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Looks like half of these were due to rider error....as there are plenty of cagers out there who don't see us, there are a number of riders who exercise pretty poor judgement. Reminds me of the story of Arlington, TX mayor who a number of years ago bought a Harley and figured he could ride because he could ride a bicycle. The first time he was out of the driveway he failed to negotiate a turn which had gravel, was thrown 100 yards and nearly killed. A few common sense thought - a requirement to at least take a safety course. Dont we have that requirement for cars?
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Yes BE CAREFUL - a lot of these "sounded" like alcohol related as well as stupidity. Just for perspective, " About 40,000 people die every year in the U.S. in automobile accidents.
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