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Sergeant Dylan Bryan reported to Historic City News that last night’s fatal crash on US-1 north of I-95 should serve as a sobering reminder of the added risks of bikers who will be in town as part of bike week activities and spring break.
Florida Highway Patrol and Fire Rescue personnel responded to the scene of the two-motorcycle vs. truck crash at approximately 9:00 p.m. Thursday evening. One rescue, one engine, one heavy rescue squad, and a battalion chief responded from St Johns County Fire Rescue, according to Matthew Sara.
When first responders arrived, they discovered a small moving truck, a 2011 International 400 Series, completely blocking the northbound lanes of US-1. According to the traffic homicide investigator, the driver, 29-year-old Philip Smith of St Augustine, was backing into a private driveway when the crash occurred.
Two motorcycles, a 2005 Harley Davidson driven by 51-year-old Leon Laquay of Seymour, Connecticut, and a 2010 Harley Davidson driven by 49-year-old James Convertito of Sheldon, Connecticut, were traveling north on US-1 in the outside lane.
Laquay was traveling ahead of Convertito, the incident report said. Laquay told investigators that he swerved to the left to avoid
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A motorcyclist was airlifted with life-threatening injuries after a crash in Cocoa.
The crash was first reported just after 1 p.m. near Roundtree Drive, just north of the Beachline Expressway.
Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sgt. Kim Montes said a 2000 Kawasaki motorcycle and 1999 Dodge sport utility vehicle were involved in the wreck. Troopers continue to investigate who is at fault in the incident.
A 47-year-old Cocoa man on the motorcycle was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center in critical condition, Montes said. The driver of the SUV, Eimad Tabidi, 51, of Cocoa, was injured but apparently not taken to a hospital, she aid.
All lanes of the highway were closed for a time while police were on scene and medical helicopter landed to pick up the motorcyclist. They had been opened by 3 p.m.
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A motorcyclist was airlifted to Holmes Regional Medical Center tonight after a crash on U.S. 1 in Rockledge. Southbound lanes of the highway were closed for about two hours, but have since reopened.
The wreck occurred about 7:45 pm at Florida Avenue.
Rockledge police Lt. Donna Seyferth said a vehicle was turning southbound from Florida Avenue on the highway and was hit by the motorcycle.
“He hit the passenger side,” Seyferth said.
The motorcyclist appeared to be in stable condition, police said.
A day of charitable fun ended in tragedy last night, with the death of a motorcyclist heading home from the Toy Run.
Clinton “Chingy” Hess, a business owner from Mitchells Plain, was declared dead by paramedics after his motorcycle and a blue Toyota sedan collided on Lansdowne Road, near Philippi police station.
Hess died at the scene.
“Our officers responded to the scene. I cannot at this point speculate as to the cause and circumstances of the crash, but a case of culpable homicide has been opened,” said Lieutenant Lance Goliath, spokesman for Philippi police.
Hess had attended a gathering of about 15 000 bikers at Maynardville Park in Wynberg as part of this year’s Toy Run, the largest
The surviving members of SUICIDE SILENCE will play a special show on December 21 at the Fox theater in Pomona, California as a tribute to their late singer, Mitch Lucker, who died November 1, after sustaining injuries in a motorcycle crash in Huntington Beach on Halloween night. All proceeds from the event will go towards the education of Mitch’s five-year-old daughter, Kenadee Lucker. The concert announcement was made last night (Saturday, November 24) during the sixth annual California Metalfest at the NOS Events Center in San Bernardino, California.
Speaking to the audience, SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun said (see video below), “We fucking lost our brother; I’m sure you all know that. We all miss him more than anything in the fucking world.”
He continued, “I think something that is really important to us is that we consider SUICIDE SILENCE a family — as far as the band goes, as far as any crew member we’ve ever had, anybody that’s ever worked for us, and the fans… Everyone is family; that is the greatest thing that’s ever happened to us and we’re so grateful to be a part of this.
“This is the most difficult thing we’ve ever had to deal with.;
The proud home of Spanish sherry, Jerez de la Frontera, is in the financial dregs, waste bins burning in the streets last week in the latest sign of labor strife.
Known for its wine cellars and equestrian arts, this southern city is trying to dig itself out of deep debts and find a new economic engine in the mid of a Spanish recession.
“Here everything is outsized. We created a bubble over 25 years and then it exploded,” said the deputy mayor, Antonio Saldana, in a city hall that houses a peaceful Andalusian patio.
In May last year, voters in this southern city of narrow alleys, known as one of the cradles of the Andalusian gypsy flamenco dance, gave power to the right-leaning Popular Party, which runs the country.
Taking over from the Socialists and, before them, 23 years of uninterrupted rule by left-wing Andalusian nationalist mayor Pedro Pacheco, the new team immediately denounced the state of the city’s public finances.
Throughout Spain, a 2008 property crash, which brought an end to a decade-long construction boom and sent the national unemployment rate soaring to 25 percent, has wrecked public finances.
However, as even its own leaders admit, this city of 210,000 residents has a particularly sorry
A 62-year-old Ardmore man was airlifted from the scene of a late afternoon deer/motorcycle crash Wednesday on U.S. Highway 77, one mile north of Ardmore.
The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said Robert Philips was taken to OU Medical Center with multiple injuries following the 4:36 p.m. accident. He was admitted to the metro hospital in what was described as stable condition.
The patrol said Philips was southbound on the highway when the motorcycle collided with a deer standing in the road.
Philips was wearing a helmet.
Capt. Ronnie Hampton, Commander OHP Troop F, headquartered in Ardmore, said the accident is one of the “first injury collisions” in Troop F this fall involving a deer in the roadway.
Posted: Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:45 pm
Woman dies in motorcycle crash
Shuhei Nakamoto, vice president of Honda Racing Corporation and formerly a senior member of the company’s ill-fated F1 project, claims Honda is always fair with its MotoGP rivals – unlike Ferrari in F1.
Honda is the dominant MotoGP participant in terms of resources, contribution and history. Yamaha and Ducati are the other current premier-class manufacturers.
During a joint interview alongside HRC president Tetsuo Suzuki for LCR Honda’s Inspire magazine, Nakamoto pointed out the effort Honda makes to support the sport – especially in the Moto2 and Moto3 classes.
“Personally, I love both MotoGP and F1 in the same quantities. I am very proud to work at HRC because our company is able to support competitions and offer a great and lasting contribution to the future of the motorcycle racing world.
“Establishing the Moto3 class and providing engines for the Moto2 class are good examples for how much we can do.
“At F1, Ferrari has absolute authority. To be honest, we suffered a lot in that period. In MotoGP, in fact, Honda is in a similarly strong position but we like to be fair with our rivals. If we