THE REF or ‘The Transportable High-End Rider Education Facility’ a 40-foot trailer that used to provide motorcycle education and prevention of accidents was featured at the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival. Rain did not those who wanted to improve their skills from attending and participating in THE REF provided by grants from the NHTSA that states that only 4 percent of registered vehicles in Wisconsin but are involved in 15 to 20 percent of traffic fatalities. THE REF highlights DOT’s 5 = Zero campaign and carries around three training motorcycles to give an introduction to riding.
While a man and his wife were waiting at an intersection on the way to a pizza restaurant he noticed yellow caution tape, a scattered boot, and motorcycle bits and pieces shattered scattered all over the ground. He overheard a mention of the fleeing perpetrator being a female and distracted by a cellphone. In the paper the next day he read that the motorcyclists did not die but was in critical condition. He thought to himself all because of using a cellphone while behind the wheel.
The company Ducati is recalling their 2012 to 2013 Panigale motorcycles that were made from March 16, 2012 to July 12, 2012. The motorcycles are being recalled, because the bowden cable cover over the exhaust could melt or burn and cause a fire or smoke and harm or injure someone.
Kawasaki is recalling certain 2008-2012 Concours 14 (ZG1400 A/B/C/D) motorcycles. A gap between the brake pedal and guard can cause small stones or debris to become trapped and create brake drag, causing the rear brake to overhead and causing damage to the rear brake and possibly causing it to lock up or fail. Kawasaki will begin notifying owners on or around July 30, 2012 will replace the master cylinder rod and remove the brake guard free of charge.
Saturday, a motorcyclist collided in Monroe County, said the county’s Emergency Operations Center. The wreck resulted in one fatality of a 63-year-old man. The wreck happened along Route 3 near Sweet Springs. Several emergency crews responded to the scene of the wreck including the sheriff’s department, state police, and EMS, according to news reports.
A motorcycle and Jeep collided on Route 144 Saturday, according to Maryland State Police. Both the driver and passenger of the motorcycle succumbed to their injuries at the scene of the wreck. An investigation is currently underway. The victims in the Jeep were treated at the Western Maryland Regional Medical Center. Preliminary investigations are revealing that the Jeep Cherokee failed to yield the right-of-way to the motorcyclist, which hit the driver’s side of the Jeep after skidding. The crash scene remains under careful investigation, according to news reports.
Saturday, a motorcyclist crashed after he tried passing two vehicles by driving in-between them. The wreck happened on I-83 at the York Road exit. The 19-year-old motorcyclist was heading north when he tried passing the cars. He hit the back of one of the cars then slammed into the guardrail and slipped down an embankment. Witnesses say he was driving aggressively, according to news reports. The driver succumbed to his injuries.
The Hyundai company is requesting your assistance in this matter. They are seeking all owners of a Hyundai that was bought from January 24, 2012 to June 21,2012 with the year of the car being from 2012 and 2013, to please bring your car into the dealership due to a malfunction with the passenger air bags deploying. This recall is for your safety and your passengers, please don’t dismiss this as this could mean life or death.
A motorcycle crash resulted in the death of a man from Suffolk while he was riding his Suzuki Hayabusa along I-64 recently. The wreck happened around 5pm on an exit ramp, according to Virginia State Police. He lost control of his motorcycle due to trying to take an exit and possibly speeding. The driver was ejected from the motorcycle. He was identified by police authorities as a 39-year-old man from Suffolk, according to news reports.
A motorcycle crash in Virginia ended in tragedy when a man from Rhode Island and his wife crashed into a passenger vehicle. The 76-year-old man was pronounced dead in a local hospital, according to state police. His 75-year-old wife was killed at the scene of the wreck, which took place in Waynesboro, Virginia. The 17-year-old driver and two passengers were treated for injuries. According to news reports, the driver of the automobile did not obey a stop sign.
As a personal injury lawyer, I hope nobody else was harmed in this wreck, and my thoughts are with those harmed. I hope everyone heals fully and quickly from their injuries.