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Motorcycle accidents, body in the river keep Mandan, Minot law enforcement busy over the weekend

It was a busy weekend for authorities in the Minot and Mandan areas.

First, during the evening of April 9th, a 53-year-old Bismarck man died after apparently crashing his motorcycle into the passenger side of a vehicle crossing Memorial Highway at Third Street in Mandan.

Police said the man was transported to St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck where he was pronounced dead. The driver of the car was not injured in the crash.

Then, around 6:20 p.m. on April 10th, a 41-year-old Minot man was driving west on East Burdick Expressway in Minot when, according to police, he apparently lost control of his motorcycle, struck the guardrail and was ejected on the north side of the roadway.

He was initially transported to Trinity Hospital and then transferred to another medical facility out of state. His condition is unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, the Morton County Sheriff’s Office continues to investigate

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Six killed in motorcycle-related accidents during Daytona Bike Week

Six people died in accidents involving motorcycles during Bike Week, authorities said.

Also, many bikers suffered serious injuries and were taken as trauma alerts to Halifax Health Medial Center, officials said.

In addition to the six deaths, Bike Week this year, March 5-14 saw multiple motorcycle riders seriously injured in accidents.

Injury and trauma-case figures were not yet available Tuesday morning, but Halifax Health Medical Center spokesman John Guthrie said: “It may be a record-breaking week, unfortunately.”

The fifth Bike Week death occurred in Daytona Beach at 5:27 a.m. on Sunday, the last day of the event. The victim was a 39-year-old woman from Seabrook, New Hampshire, said Daytona Beach police spokesman Messod Bendayan.

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