Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Update on motorcycle fatalities

Another motorcycle fatality yesterday means we're now at our highest death rate for motorcycle accidents this decade, and the year is just barely half over. I blogged about it last week. Ten people have now died in Kansas City motorcycle crashes.

A 53-year-old Kansas City man crashed at 3:39 p.m. July 21 at 112th St. and North Congress. Investigation revealed that the victim had been southbound on Congress on a motorcycle when the driver of an SUV pulled out eastbound from a stop sign in an attempt to turn left onto northbound Congress. The victim struck the left side of the SUV, and was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. He died a short time later.

As a motorcycle rider myself, I urge you to please be careful out there.

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