Eight motorcycles were struck by a dump truck in Phoenix, AZ yesterday, when the driver of the truck failed to stop for a red light. The riders were dragged some 75 yards beyond the intersection, before the bikes and truck burst into flames. Three riders were killed, and six remain in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the truck was not cited for impairment, but internet speculation alleges he was looking for paperwork at the time of the accident.
This is a horrible way to check out, so let’s use this as a reminder: if you’re on a bike that’s stopped for a red light, keep it in first gear and keep scanning your mirrors. Never assume that the driver coming up behind you is going to stop.