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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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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Motorcyclist trying to ‘beat the red light’ killed in crash, Raleigh police say

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — A motorcyclist was killed in a crash on Tuesday in Raleigh after, according to police, he “sped up to try and beat the red light” at an intersection and slammed into a car.

The crash occurred just after 6 p.m. at the intersection of Falls of Neuse and Honeycutt roads, police said.

Angelo Buliro, of Raleigh, was traveling westbound on Falls of Neuse Road on his Suzuki motorcycle when he accelerated through an intersection in an attempt to “beat the red light” and slammed into a Kia sedan, according to a Raleigh Police Department crash report.

The report shows that Buliro crashed into a

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Applications open for Springfield Police Department’s first-ever motorcycle safety course

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) – You can now apply to participate in the Springfield Police Department’s new motorcycle safety training course.

The first session is set for Saturday, March 28. There are three more sessions available as well on April 18, May 23, and Sept. 12. The one-day, hands-on training course is meant for bikers with some experience to hone in on their safety techniques.

Lt. Robert Byrne with the Springfield Police Department said the course will cover a variety of topics.

“Safe motorcycle operations as far as braking and avoiding, threshold braking, maneuvering and safe acceleration,” he said. “Just extra safety tips beyond basic motorcycle operation to hopefully make the roadways that much safer.”

The program is free for motorcyclists. It is paid for by SPD in conjunction with a grant awarded by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

Springfield police created the program after seeing an increase in motorcycle

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