Month: February 2021

Biker without helmet died in fiery crash in Lexington, SC

A motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday in a crash on a Lexington road, according to South Carolina Highway Patrol.

The two-vehicle collision happened at about 5 p.m. on Boiling Springs Road, said Master Trooper David Jones. It was near the intersection with Longview Street, outside the Red Bank area.

Both a 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van and a 1992 Yamaha motorcycle were heading north on Boiling Springs Road when the wreck occurred, according to Jones.

The van slowed to turn into a private driveway and the motorcycle crashed into it from behind before going up in flames, Jones said.

The motorcycle rider was not wearing a helmet and died at the scene, according to Jones.

The Lexington County Coroner’s Office will publicly identify the motorcycle rider after notifying the next of kin.

The van driver was wearing a seat belt and was not hurt, Jones said.

No other injuries were

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400 escape, 25 dead after Haiti prison breakout

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haitian authorities announced Friday that more than 400 inmates escaped and 25 people died in a prison breakout, making it the country’s largest and deadliest one in a decade, with the prison director and a powerful gang leader among those killed.

Some believe Thursday’s jailbreak at the Croix-des-Bouquets Civil Prison in northeast Port-au-Prince was to free gang leader Arnel Joseph, who had been Haiti’s most wanted fugitive until his 2019 arrest on charges including rape, kidnapping and murder.

Joseph was riding on a motorcycle through the Artibonite area in the town of L’Estère on Friday a day after his escape when he was spotted at a checkpoint, police spokesman Gary Desrosiers told The Associated Press. He said Joseph pulled out a gun and died in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Joseph ruled Village de Dieu, or Village of God, a shantytown in downtown Port-au-Prince, and

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Royal Enfield Meteor 350 takes home Indian Motorcycle of the Year award

a motorcycle parked on the side of a road: Royal Enfield Meteor 350

Royal Enfield Meteor 350

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 has won the prestigious Indian Motorcycle of the Year 2021 (IMOTY 2021) award. Other contenders vying for the coveted prize were the Hero Passion Pro, Hero Glamour, Hero Xtreme 160R, Honda Hornet 2.0, Bajaj Dominar 250, Husqvarna Svartpilen 250 and the KTM 390 Adventure.

Launched in India on November 6, 2020, the Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is available in three variants — Fireball, Stellar and Supernova. Below are the variant-wise prices (ex-showroom, Delhi) of the cruiser.

~ Meteor 350 Fireball – Rs 1,78,744

~ Meteor 350 Stellar – Rs 1,84,337

~ Meteor 350 Supernova – Rs 1,93,656

The Royal Enfield Meteor 350 is equipped with features like a halogen headlamp with LED DRL, chrome turn indicators, windshield, LED taillamp and twin-seat with backrest. There is a twin-pod instrument cluster. While the larger pod houses an analogue speedometer and an LCD giving

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