Police identify 19-year-old biker killed in Missouri crash
UPDATE: the biker has been identified, Riley W. Fly, 19, of Rogersville, Mo., died in the crash.
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One friend posted on Facebook saying,
We have had such love pour out to us within 24 hours, as hard as it is to even process this still. we have created a memorial fund for Riley .
We appreciate the endless love for our guy and the never ending support in this time for us.
Please know we are doing our best to keep everyone informed on top of dealing with our own heart break. We have alot to plan for this guy, he deserves the best memorial .
Thank you again
The Fly Family . — with Riley Fly.”
Another example of “I didn’t see him” apparently in Springfield Missouri. Police say a biker was killed Monday when an SUV turned onto a road. The report doesn’t say it, but you can clearly see from the images that the SUV turned left in front of the motorcycle.
Meantime police there are urging drivers to look twice for motorcycles, according to the local TV station.
Officers with the Springfield Police Department say the warmer weather has led to more bikers on the roads.
“As you know, the sun is out, and we’re getting warmer weather,” said Lt. Nelson Kibby with the Springfield Police Department. “So we’re going to have motorcycles out. Already this morning, there’s been motorcycles everywhere. You’ve got to pay attention to everybody, and that goes both ways. Motorcycle drivers, you got to pay attention as well.”
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Riley W. Fly, 19, of Rogersville, Mo., died in the crash.
Cars turning left in front of motorcycles is the single-biggest cause of death and injury among bikers. Riley W. Fly, 19, of Rogersville, Mo., died in the crash.
The Left Turn Problem
It’s the number one factor in motorcycle accidents and fatalities. According to data from The U.S. Department of Transportation, 53% of crossing-path crashes involve left turns, while only 6% involve right turns. That’s almost 10 times as many crashes!