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Three Riders Dead, Six Critical After Dump Truck Plows Into Group

Posted in Crashes, General, Motorcycle, Newsworthy, Safety by Kurt Ernst | March 26th, 2010 | 4 Responses |

Photo: ABC15

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.

Source: ABC15.com

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4 Responses

  1. DaveMofo says:

    Prayers and best wishes for all involved, including family. Truly a tragedy.

  2. Nephilim says:

    I drive by that stretch of Carefree Highway every time I head North of town to hit some Jeep Trails. The worthless asshole of a dump truck driver was high on meth when he plowed over those poor folks. He also has a string of traffic citations for unsafe driving and/or vehicle safety issues. It pisses me off that he’s only being charged with manslaughter. Taking meth then strapping yourself into ANY vehicle let alone a massive dump truck meets my criteria for premeditated first-degree murder.

  3. Kurt says:

    Nephilim, I agree 100%. Too bad we can’t waive the “cruel and unusual punishment” thing, because I’m sure the victims families and friends could be very creative.