Matthew A. Garcia

Baby critically injured in motorcycle crash while riding on Florida man’s lap, police say

CLEARWATER, Fla. – A Florida man who was driving a motorcycle with his young stepdaughter in his lap is facing several charges after she was seriously injured when he ran a stop sign and laid down his bike to avoid hitting a car, police said.

The 17-month-old girl was propelled underneath the car that Dontrell Stanley, 35, nearly hit on Thursday, Clearwater police said in a tweet. He was arrested early Friday on charges of child neglect and operating a motorcycle without a license.

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The baby was taken to Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg where she was in critical but stable condition, police said.

Stanley was also taken to a hospital for treatment.

He was booked into jail early Friday. Jail records don’t indicate whether he has

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How Technology Trends is Changing the Automotive Industry

Top 10 Automotive Industry Trends in 2021 [Updated] | 5iQ blog

Technology has come to stay in the business world. It has both its cons and pros. The major thing is to understand how your business needs technology and which type of it. Many business owners don’t know how to use technology for profit-making and expansion into their business. This can be disastrous for a business. If used well, it aids a business to have optimum profit. For a list of online tech-driven stores and shops browse on

The automotive world has seen massive improvements in its operations with the discovery and use of new technology. Cars today now have an array of tools and gadgets attached to them for an excellent customer experience. Even in repairs, vehicles also enjoy a range of technological advancements in that area. An online auto parts company like Piecesautostore uses the endless possibilities of the internet to reach out to its customers.

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State police reminds drivers of motorcycle safety, awareness

INDIANA, Pa. (WTAJ) — Pennsylvania State Police are reminding motorists to be aware of increased motorcycle traffic on roadways due to warmer weather.

In 2019, 174 motorcycle riders, drivers or passengers, were killed in crashes on Pennsylvania roads and highways. This accounted for 16% of the total 1,059 fatalities on Pennsylvania roads and highways in 2019 according to Pennsylvania Crash Facts and Statistics.

Highway safety for all motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians is a shared responsibility and troopers offers these tips for keeping motorcyclists and their passengers safe:

  • Limit distractions in your vehicle.
  • Ensure your vehicle’s headlights, taillights, and brake lights are functioning and lit when required.
  • Always take an extra moment to check for oncoming motorcycles before turning or proceeding into an intersection.
  • Talk with motorcyclists you may know about the hazards and challenges they have encountered in their travels.
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Memorial Day veterans’ motorcycle ride set to return in May, if Pentagon approves

Thousands of veterans advocates are set to renew their annual Memorial Day motorcycle ride around the National Mall next month, but they’re still waiting on Pentagon planners to respond to requests for help making the event safe amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“These people are coming no matter what,” said Joe Chenelly, national executive director of AMVETS, organizers of the Rolling to Remember rally. “This is something that means a lot to people. So we’re trying to make sure there is a safe, responsible environment for them.”

The motorcycle parade is the successor to the annual Rolling Thunder ride which was held for 32 years to draw attention to American service members still missing in action from wars overseas.

Riders in the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle procession travel through Washington, D.C. on Sunday, May 27, as part of the annual remembrance festivities in the city. (Ben Murray/Military Times)

The event was one of the largest annual veterans events in America, routinely drawing tens of thousands of riders to the National Mall each Memorial Day weekend. But organizers ended

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