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Missouri man killed in motorcycle accident near Lawrence

May 11, 2014

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One man died in an accident involving three motorcycles near Lawrence on Saturday.

The accident occurred about 5 p.m. Saturday on U.S. Route 24 in southern Jefferson County.

According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, Todd Stevenson, 47, of Gladstone, Mo., was driving his motorcycle westbound on U.S. 24. While attempting to pass on the curve near milepost 389, Stevenson’s Harley-Davidson struck a group of motorcyclists, a KHP report said.

Stevenson was transported to Stormont Vail Health Healthcare in Topeka, where he later died from his injuries.

Garrett Dougherty, 42, of Lenexa, was driving one of the struck motorcycles, according to the KHP. Dougherty was taken to the University of Kansas Medical Center with unknown injuries. His condition was unknown Sunday morning.

Shawn Galichia, 42, and Andrea Galichia, 38, both of Leavenworth, were on the third motorcycle. Both were treated on scene by EMTs and released, the KHP report said.

Comments

Julius Nolan 2 months, 2 weeks ago

No helmets, no sympathy. Just a lot of taxpayer expense.

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Patrick Rooney 2 months, 2 weeks ago

So a guy who dies with a helmet get sympathy? Man how sad your world must be....Condolences to your family!

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Julius Nolan 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Anyone who wears a helmet at least shows some concern for his life and others. The others seem to want to win a Darwin award. See what it takes to win one.

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M. Lindeman 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Julius, please before you open your mouth concerning helmets. Please look at the stats concerning highway fatalities involving riders wearing and not wearing, You will learn just like I did recently, that there is just a .03 percent differnce mortality.. So what I am thinking, unless you ride, your two cents would be best spent else where.

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Julius Nolan 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Started riding in 1972, always have worn helmet. Have several close friends over the years who's helmet probably saved their lives. Seen too many others where lack of helmet might have saved them. If people don't think they need helmet, fine, just don't think taxpayers should pay for their medical costs.

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Rae Hudspeth 2 months, 2 weeks ago

You have heard of this thing called insurance, right? Most hospital and emergency treatment calls are paid by it, not taxes.

My condolences to the family of the deceased and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.

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Greg DiVilbiss 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Tasteless and crass. It amazes me that you have so little regard for others and that you would take the time to make a comment that has no other purpose than to hurt someone else.

If you are so concerned about wasted taxpayer money then why don't you go up to Topeka in honor of this man, who you have no idea whether or not he had a helmet on or not....and lobby for helmet laws. Instead of showing us what kind of man you are here, a man who has no compassion for someone who had died. (Even if he made the mistake of no helmet).

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Julius Nolan 2 months, 2 weeks ago

"None of those involved in the accident were wearing helmets, according to the report.". Read the entire article.

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Vanessa Royer Warren 2 months, 2 weeks ago

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Julius Nolan 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Simple fact, taxpayers are paying for stupidity.

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Brock Masters 2 months, 2 weeks ago

What costs are the taxpayers paying because he didn't have a helmet on? Be specific and factual.

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Brock Masters 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Thought about this a little more. We, as taxpayers, incurred no more expenses because this accident victim was not wearing a helmet than any other accident.

Yes, there is expense related to police and emergency responders, but we would have incurred them even if he was wearing a helmet.

I, unlike you, do have sympathy, not only for the accident victim, but their family too.

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M. Lindeman 2 months, 2 weeks ago

The rider made a mistake he should have known better to do, having said that many four wheelers do just the same thing. My prayers are to those who are hurt because of the actions of a pernon in a hurry.

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Dorothy Hoyt-Reed 2 months, 2 weeks ago

Sorry to hear. I used to ride motorcycles and everyone of us agreed that they were dangerous, and that if you didn't realize that, you shouldn't be riding. Helmets may or may not help. If you are going very fast nothing is going to protect you. If you don't realize that, you shouldn't be riding.

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Sundaye Wilson 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I can tell you Andrea was wearing her helmet . Regardless Todd was a complete idiot trying to pass a fertilizer truck on a curvegoing about 70 miles an hour nearly hitting my husband and I before heading our good friend Garrett head onbefore his bike hit our other friends now our friend Garrett is in the hospital with very long recovery because of Todd being an idiot. Weather or not our friends were wearing helmets or not has nothing to do with what happened . He nearly killed us !!! I have no tears to shed for Todd. Although I am saddened for his friends and family left behind

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