Vermont Motorcyclist Dies After Crashing into Truck

A motorcyclist was killed after sideswiping a tractor trailer on Vermont roadway, according to the Post Star. The crash occurred on the afternoon of May 19 as the victim, Johnny K. Ellis, was riding his motorcycle on Route 149. The newspaper said he had been heading to Schenectady, New York, to visit a relative. Authorities believe that Ellis lost control of his Harley Davidson, causing him to drift into the opposite lane and sideswipe the rear wheels of the trailer. The impact threw Ellis from the bike, leaving him with severe internal injuries. The news report said he passed away [...]

Alabama Man Indicted in Wife’s Motorcycle Death

An Alabama man has been indicted on a murder charge in the death of his wife, who perished after riding on a motorcycle that the man was driving while intoxicated, according to reports. Richard Alan Stickles, a 52-year-old man from Hartselle, was arrested by authorities on May 17. Police said Stickles' wife, Gayla, was a passenger on his motorcycle on July 23, 2010, when it crashed into an SUV on U.S. 31. According to the Hartselle Enquirer, Gayla Stickles was thrown from the bike upon impact and died on the scene. Authorities determined that Stickles had been drinking alcohol on [...]

Man Involved in Fatal Motorcycle Crash After High Speed Chase

A man is dead after crashing his motorcycle into a police vehicle while driving 140 miles per hour on a Michigan highway, according to the Detroit Free Press. Carl Stam, a 20-year-old college student, was cruising on the freeway at around 4:20 a.m. on May 18 when a police officer noticed he was driving 104 miles per hour. The newspaper said Stam sped up after authorities tried to pull him over, and soon after crashed into another police vehicle that was attempting to join the chase. Livingston County Sheriff Bob Bezotte told the paper that Stam's speed endangered himself and [...]

Teen Killed After Crossing Paths with Other Motorcyclist

A Pennsylvania teenager was killed in a motorcycle accident after swerving his bike to avoid another motorcyclist, reported the Beaver County Times. Police told the newspaper that 18-year-old Samuel Glies of New Sewickley was traveling east along Route 108 when another vehicle suddenly came into his path. Glies reportedly put his motorcycle down on its right side before hitting the other bike in its left front panel. The paper said Glies fell off the motorcycle and was found in the westbound lane of Route 108, while the bike cruised farther ahead into a field. It is unclear as to whether [...]

Teenager Charged in Fatal Motorcycle Crash Admits to Drug Use

A 17-year-old girl has been charged with multiple offenses in connection with a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred last June, according to the Peoria Journal Star. Krystin Rennie, a Washington resident who was 16 at the time of the incident, was driving through East Peoria, Illinois, on June 16, 2010. Dale King, a motorcyclist who was riding with his wife near the intersection of East Washington Street and Campus Avenue, told East Peoria police that he was trying to pull off the road when Rennie's Ford Mustang came straight toward his bike in his lane of traffic, reported the newspaper. [...]

Man Released On Bond Following Negligent Homicide Arrest

A New Hampshire man was charged with negligent homicide in Connecticut following a motorcycle accident in September that killed a Milford resident, according to reports. Matthew Gorman of Nashua was attempting to turn his car left into a Milford fast food restaurant when he struck Craig Armstrong. The victim was driving his motorcycle in the opposite direction towards a ramp to Interstate 95 at the time of the incident. Armstrong was transported to Bridgeport Hospital for his injuries, where he died a day later. Both Gorman and another passenger in his vehicle were not injured. Gorman was arrested following an [...]

Pennsylvania Motorcyclist Involved in Critical Crash Was Not Wearing Helmet

A motorcyclist involved in a high-speed collision on a Pennsylvania roadway sustained critical injuries to his head and body, reported the website Bucks Local News. The rider, David Robinson, was going eastbound on Quarry Road in Lower Makefield Township with another motorcyclist at the time of the accident. As Robinson entered a curve in the road his bike failed to stay in its lane of travel, causing it to cross the center line into the opposite lane of traffic and hit a high embankment that runs along the north side of the road. The force, which separated Robinson from his [...]

Family Sues California City Over Motorcycle Crash

The family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a traffic accident is suing the city of Corona, California, claiming the city should be held responsible for the dangerous nature of the intersection. The Press-Enterprise reports that the civil lawsuit was filed in February by the family of Rene Paul Gougeon and contends that the city acted negligently in its maintenance of the intersection, leading to the motorcyclist's death. For its part, the city has reportedly denied the accusations and claims that the intersection was safe, pointing to the fact that there have been relatively few accidents there based on [...]

Connecticut Man Files Lawsuit After Being Injured in Motorcycle Accident

A Waterbury, Connecticut man who police say was intentionally run over by a pickup truck while he was sitting on his motorcycle in a parking lot recently filed a $1 million lawsuit against the truck driver. The Waterbury Republican American reports that David Ketchum was allegedly operating a Dodge Dakota pickup truck that drove over 53-year-old Richard Lucente while he was sitting on his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The 45-year-old Ketchum is reportedly facing assault charges in the incident, which took place in May of 2010, according to the news source. While the charges are still pending, Lucente still filed the lawsuit [...]

Motorcyclist Dies After Running Into Rear of Another Motorcycle

A California motorcyclist has been declared dead after he ran into the rear of another motorcyclist on the Santa Monica Freeway near West Los Angeles. According to the Daily Breeze, the California Highway Patrol says the crash occurred around 4:25 p.m on the eastbound side of the freeway. The Los Angeles Times reports that both motorcyclists were reported as traveling fast and weaving between lanes of traffic when a 23-year-old unidentified motorcyclist crashed into the back of the 29-year-old motorcyclist, causing both to fall off their bikes, authorities say. The motorcycle of the 29-year-old man then slid under an Acura [...]

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