Motorcycle Accident - News and information from around the US

Riding a motorcycle can be one of the most exciting things that people have a chance to do, but being on a small, fast, unenclosed two wheel vehicle can often lead to serious injuries when a motorcycle gets into a collision.

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Friday, July 18, 2014
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Shreveport police have identified a Mississippi man who lost his life following a motorcycle crash last Friday afternoon in south Shreveport.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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State police say a motorcycle driver has been charged with riding drunk and manslaughter after a crash that killed his passenger.

They say Dennis Conklin of Williamson has been charged with second-degree vehicular manslaughter and driving while intoxicated following an investigation of the wreck that left 46-year-old Mary Nolan of Rochester dead.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
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A man is dead after a late-night motorcycle crash in Murfreesboro.

According to The Daily News Journal, 41-year-old Mareo J. Estrello was riding his Harley down Halls Hill Pike when he veered off the road and crashed near Adams Lane around 11 p.m. Sunday.

There is still no word on what caused the crash.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is leading the investigation, which is ongoing.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014

A York County motorcyclist has been identified as the victim of Sunday morning's fatal crash on Route 30 in Lancaster County's West Hempfield Township.

The Lancaster County coroner said Stephen Elicker, 29, of Spring Grove, died at the scene of the 2:13 a.m. accident, according to published reports. Another 26-year-old motorcyclist from Seven Valleys was severely injured in the crash, police said.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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Police have identified a Shelton woman as the victim in a fatal motorcycle accident on Bank Street Saturday afternoon.

Donna Starzecki, 51, was leaving from 951 Bank Street to head westbound about 1:15 p.m. when struck a box truck, police said.

Police said Starzecki was taken to Lawrence & Memorial Hospital with serious injuries. She died shortly after arrival. Police said she was wearing a helmet when the accident happened.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
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A mistake turned fatal Sunday afternoon on the Dan Ryan Expressway, when a driver cut off an off-duty police officer who was riding a motorcycle.

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports 28-year-old Officer Tito Rodriguez – who was a new recruit still serving as a probationary officer, with less than 18 months on the job – was heading south on the Dan Ryan near 69th Street when he collided with a car.

Rodriguez’s childhood friend and roommate Roger Steele was shattered by his loss.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
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A Lincoln woman has died after being involved in a motorcycle vs. SUV crash.

Police have identified the victim as 21-year-old Jessie McCain.

Lincoln police say rescue crews were called to the intersection of Cotner Boulevard and O Street just after 11 p.m. Saturday. Capt. Michon Morrow says McCain was a passenger on a motorcycle that was traveling eastbound on O Street when the driver, 21-year-old Tyler Wilson, ran a red light and hit a Jeep Liberty preparing to turn west.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014

A woman was killed and a man injured when their motorcycle crashed Saturday morning on Interstate 90 in Springfield Township, police said.

The crash occurred at about 10:35 a.m. in the eastbound lanes near mile marker 5.

State police at Girard identified the victim as Wendy C. Bradley, 42, of Akron, N.Y. She was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

Police said Bradley was a passenger on a motorcycle driven by Michael P. Bradley, 55, of Akron, N.Y.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

One person was killed Friday after a vehicle accident in south Charlotte involving a motorcycle and a car.

The incident happened around 8 p.m. Friday night near the intersection of Wendover Road and Marvin Road.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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As police released new information on the hit and run driver who killed a motorcyclist, the victim’s heartbroken husband shared his story on Friday.

Gayle Jackowski, 58, died Wednesday when the motorcycle she was on was hit by a driver who just kept going.

Her husband of 39 years says she died in his arms, alongside Interstate 70 in Pickerington.

In the peaceful, rolling hills of Belmont County, family isn't just defined by bloodline.

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