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Motorbike Crash Turns Into Much, Much More

Man in Kansas City suffers three accidents at once

(Newser) - There's crashing your motorbike, and then there's this. Police say a man racing his bike in Kansas City on Thursday managed to crash, shoot himself, and get hit by another vehicle at roughly the same time, KCTV5 reports. According to police, "a weapon in his waistband discharged"... More »

'Alive by the Grace of God': Allen West Gets in Nasty Accident

The former US representative was driving back from a Texas Freedom Rally in Austin

(Newser) - Former Rep. Allen West of Florida was recovering Sunday after suffering a concussion, several fractured bones and cuts in a motorcycle crash in Texas, according to a post on his Facebook page. The post said West was driving back from a rally in Austin focused on reopening the state amid... More »

Lawyer: Motorcyclist at Fault in Crash That Killed 7 Bikers

Truck driver was charged in June New Hampshire crash

(Newser) - One of the motorcyclists in a crash that killed him and six fellow bikers on a north woods New Hampshire highway was drunk and actually was the one who hit a pickup and caused the accident, the lawyer for the truck driver charged with homicide said in a document made... More »

Husband Goes After Wife's Killer—and Finds This

Rod Richardson's wife Brenda died in a hit-and-run in Southern California

(Newser) - A California man whose wife was killed in a hit-and-run may have tracked down the killer all by himself, NBC Los Angeles reports. Rod Richardson's wife Brenda, 48, died Thursday in Corona after a white Lexus hit her motorcycle the day before. For Rod and their children, the grief... More »

30 Bikers Line Up at Girl's Lemonade Stand

The Milwaukee Iron motorcycle group wanted to say thank you

(Newser) - Bikers, pull over for lemonade? Thirty of them did last weekend as a thank you to someone who cared, ABC News reports. "I had no idea how many there would be and they were so generous," said Daryn Sturch after the Milwaukee Iron motorcycle group arrived Sunday at... More »

Motorcycle Crash Claims Life of Football 'Legend'

Cedric Benson and a woman were pronounced dead at the scene

(Newser) - A former NFL running back and Texas Longhorn "legend" lost his life in a Saturday night motorcycle crash, CNN reports. Cedric Benson was only 36. He had posted an image of his BMW motorcycle on Instagram just hours before the west Austin accident, adding heart emojis and the words,... More »

He Reached for a Drink. A Moment Later, 7 Bikers Were Killed

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy faces negligent homicide charges

(Newser) - The driver of a pickup truck that crossed the center line and hit a group of motorcyclists in New Hampshire, killing seven people, was high at the time, a federal inspection report says. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, told authorities he was reaching for a drink when the collision occurred on June... More »

He Was Trying for His 5th Race Win. Then, a Fatal Hump

Carlin Dunne died Sunday 20 yards from the finish of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

(Newser) - Carlin Dunne had won the Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado four times, and in the words of the Colorado Springs Gazette , he was "only a few yards from likely wrapping up his fifth victory" at the historic race when tragedy struck. He was on the course'... More »

Truck Driver in Biker Crash Could Get Deported

Mass. license for Volodymyr Zhukovskyy ought to have been suspended after drunk driving arrest

(Newser) - The 23-year-old truck driver charged with killing seven bikers in a horrific crash in New Hampshire shouldn't have been on the road. Ukrainian national and permanent resident Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, who police say plowed into the bikers with his Dodge 2500 pickup towing a flatbed trailer, was arrested for drunken... More »

Truck Driver in Horrific New Hampshire Crash Arrested

Collision left 7 bikers dead

(Newser) - The truck driver in the horrific New Hampshire crash that left seven motorcycle drivers and passengers dead was arrested Monday, Boston.com reports. Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, 23, was driving the Dodge 2500 pickup that collided with a group of bikers Friday night in Randolph. The incident also left three people injured.... More »

NH Bikers Were on Their Way to an American Legion Event

NH flags are half-staff for crash victims

(Newser) - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has ordered flags on public buildings in the state to be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset Monday to honor victims of Friday's horrific truck-motorcycle crash . The seven motorcycle riders and passengers killed in the crash—five men and two women—were all... More »

Hundreds of Bikers Grieve 'Devastating' Fatal Crash

7 were killed in horrifying accident on Friday

(Newser) - A long-planned Blessing of the Bikes ceremony for motorcycle enthusiasts became a grief-filled memorial Sunday as hundreds converged to mourn seven bikers killed in a devastating crash with a pickup truck, the AP reports. About 400 motorcyclists gathered in Columbia, New Hampshire, for the ceremony—which is periodically held, but... More »

'Staggering' Truck-Motorcycle Crash Kills 7

New Hampshire accident involving pickup, several motorcycles also injures 3

(Newser) - Several motorcycles and a pickup truck collided on a rural, two-lane highway in New Hampshire Friday, killing seven people and injuring three others, and sending onlookers rushing to treat and help the motorists peppered along the road. New Hampshire State Police said a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup truck collided... More »

Lightning Strikes Motorcyclist on Highway

45-year-old man did not survive subsequent crash in Florida

(Newser) - A 45-year-old motorcyclist is dead after his helmet was struck by lightning as he rode in Florida Sunday afternoon, causing a crash that the man did not survive, WFTV reports. The man, who was from Charlotte, North Carolina, was on I-95 south in east-central Florida at the time, ABC News... More »

Florida Teens Killed in Accident Hours After Arriving in Peru

They were visiting country to celebrate graduation

(Newser) - A high school in Bradenton, Florida, is mourning two students who were killed in an accident while visiting Peru to celebrate their recent graduation. Albert Ales and Zachary Morris, both 18, were killed just hours after arriving in the country when a bus hit their motorcycle as they were exploring... More »

Vulture Flies Out of Ditch, Kills Couple on Motorcycle

Army veteran, wife leave behind 4 children

(Newser) - Authorities say a vulture caused a crash that killed an Army veteran and his wife as they rode a motorcycle in southern Kansas, the AP reports. The Kansas Highway Patrol says the bird came out of a ditch Saturday afternoon and struck 42-year-old Brandon Husband, of Fowler, in the head... More »

Black Cow on a Dark Road Has Deadly Results

Kansas motorcyclist dies in freak accident

(Newser) - A 59-year-old Kansas man was killed when the motorcycle he was driving Friday night collided with a black cow on a blacktopped road, reports KAKE . Kansas Highway Patrol trooper Brant Birney said there were no witnesses when James Zordel hit the cow on a paved rural road about six miles... More »

Motorcyclist Killed After Smashing Into Fridge

NJ cops trying to find who abandoned appliance on side of road

(Newser) - When winter turns to spring in New Jersey, there's always an uptick in the number of motorcycle crashes, with the two main reasons cited by state cops being "unsafe speed" and "driver inattention," NJ.com notes. Further down the list is "road/environmental factor," which... More »

NFL Player Dies Following Dirt Bike Accident

The Ravens' Tray Walker suffered serious head injuries Thursday night

(Newser) - Tray Walker, the Baltimore Ravens cornerback who was injured in a motorcycle accident Thursday night in Miami, died from his injuries Friday—less than 24 hours after the accident, Yahoo! Sports reports. According to the Baltimore Sun , the 23-year-old suffered multiple serious head injuries when the dirt bike he was... More »

Bride Killed in Crash Minutes After Wedding

Newlyweds decided to drive motorcycle to reception

(Newser) - What should have been the happiest day of Jana Miles-Burnett's life turned out to be the last one. The 40-year-old emergency dispatcher married William Burnett in a park in Buckner, Ill., on Saturday evening and was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened within minutes of their nuptials, the... More »

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