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Two fatal motorcycle crashes within 24 hours prompts concern

Because gas prices are high, more people are choosing to drive their motorcycle than their car.

It’s prompting a call from the New Mexico Motorcycle Organization for people to slow down and watch out. A message to both vehicles and motorcyclists on the roads.

“It is not just another crash, it’s the loss of another loved one,“ said Raymond Gallegos, chairman of the New Mexico Motorcycle Rights Organization. 

“These are family members, these are fathers, sons, brothers, daughters, that their life has been taken,” said Gallegos. “So it’s devastating families not just immediate family but to the community, to all of us.”

Every year it’s a problem. But Gallegos said this year that problem is worse. From the organization’s tally, the state has already surpassed the number of motorcycle fatalities from this time last year.  According to their count, he said we’ve already lost 34 New Mexicans this year.

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Fatal motorcycle accident, Cleveland police search for information on SUV that left scene

CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) – Cleveland police search for SUV that fled the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash Saturday afternoon near Woodland Avenue and East 47th Street.

The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. “I’ve never seen anyone leave this Earth like that,” one witness said. The victim’s name is being withheld by authorities pending family notification.

At approximately 1 p.m., a rider on a Kawasaki motorcycle was traveling westbound on Woodland Avenue when they lost control and was thrown from the motorcycle, according to Cleveland police. A dark SUV was traveling eastbound and the motorcycle may have been thrown into the driver’s side.

People near the scene of the accident described the frantic and confused moments following the impact.

“Tears, people crying,” another witness said. “Broke them up pretty bad, really bad.”

It is unknown what caused the motorcyclist to lose control.

The unknown SUV may have stopped

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Fatal motorcycle crashes on the rise in Washington, data shows

TACOMA — There have been 755 motorcycle-involved wrecks in Washington this year, 34 of which were fatal, according to state Department of Transportation data.

Six of those fatal crashes and 40 of the state’s 250 wrecks that were thought to involve serious injuries happened in Pierce County this year, according to WSDOT’s Crash Data Portal.

The past two years were particularly deadly for motorcyclists in the state.

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission put out a news release in May, National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, about an increase in fatal wrecks in 2019 and 2020.

“We are concerned about the high number of motorcycle rider deaths and we know that we can all work to prevent these deaths,” Shelly Baldwin, director of the commission, said in the release. “Drivers can watch out for motorcyclists. Riders can improve their skills through training. All of us can respect speed limits and ride and

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Witness to fatal motorcycle crash said driver lost control, vehicle flipped – The Advocate-Messenger

A fatal motorcycle wreck in Boyle County on Thursday night resulted in the death of Ryan Turner, 29, of Harrodsburg.

Boyle County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Chris Stratton said witness Steven Turner, who was a fellow motorcyclist, along with Ryan Turner when the accident happened, said Ryan Turner was attempting to pass a car when his motorcycle began wobbling, and then he hit the curb and wrecked.

“He was thrown,” Stratton said. “The motorcycle flipped several times.”

Boyle County Deputy Coroner and Director of Emergency Management Mike Wilder said EMS was dispatched to the scene at 9:46 p.m.

The accident took place just 100 yards west of the “Welcome to Perryville” sign on U.S. Highway 150 West, so it happened just outside of Perryville city limits, said Perryville Fire Department Chief Anthony Young.

Stratton said when responders got to the scene they found Ryan Turner lying in the grass about

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