A March 19 motorcycle crash in St. Joseph ended in a fatality highlighting how things can go wrong for riders, who are showing up more on roads with the warming temperatures.
The rider in that case died after colliding with an SUV. He was wearing a helmet but no other protective gear, St. Joseph Police Sgt. Casey Guyer said. The man’s speed was a factor in the crash, but the case remains under investigation, Guyer said.
Any measures a motorcyclist can take to increase safety are important, St. Joseph Health and Safety Council Traffic Safety Coordinator John Christensen said.
“It’s a small-profile vehicle, a little harder to see, and if they go down it’s a totally different circumstance,” he said. “If you run over a golf-ball sized rock with your SUV, it’s one circumstance. If you hit a golf-ball sized rock on the road riding a motorcycle, totally different set