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A motorcycle rider was killed Tuesday afternoon about 4:30 p.m. at 23rd and Iowa streets. The cyclist, who was wearing a helmet was struck by a semi-truck as he tried to make a turn.


Melanie Birge 9 years, 9 months ago

I hope family was told before this pic was released. Two to many, and more will come if people don't watch out for one another on these roads. People please Think......

OnlyTheOne 9 years, 9 months ago

That's no newbie bike. I wanna see the accident report on this one.

John Spencer 9 years, 9 months ago

I have to disagree with the 'noobie bike' comment. Any bike big or small can be bought by someone with no experience and driven.

Michial Coffman 9 years, 9 months ago

That is true but most new riders do not know how or want to attempt a bike this large. The sight of the accident made my skin crawl nervous about riding home. MY prayers are with his family. A tragic loss

BrianR 9 years, 9 months ago

"That's no newbie bike. I wanna see the accident report on this one."Try Googling "baby - boomer - motorcycle - death" or something like it and you'll find that relatively inexperienced riders with money are buying all the motorcycle they can buy and getting hurt or killed. Taking a motorcycle class is good but doesn't take the place of experience. I've been riding for almost 40 years and still don't know EVERYTHING.

goldwing 9 years, 9 months ago

I know of people who want a big bike for their first. Not too wise as large bikes are much more powerful and heavier and require experience. I have two large bikes and I have been riding for 42 years. They are fun and enjoyable to ride, but you can NEVER let your defences down while on them. Unlike a car, its just you, whatever hits you and the road. In the end, you will get the worst of it. With gas prices going up and up, I can see a lot more bikes with new riders on the road with us. Seeing an accident like this chills me to the bone. My prayers are with the family of the biker.

short_stuff999 9 years, 9 months ago

My heart goes out to "everyone" from the biker to the truck driver, the police to the paramedics, the firefighters to the coroner and anyone who may have witnessed or came upon this tragic accident as well as the others that have happened in the past several days! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

kolosci0308 9 years, 9 months ago

I (as the victims next door neighbor) can tell you that Doug was not a new rider, he had been riding for years and years. This was NOT his first bike, nor was it his only bike. I can not believe the picture that is on here or the news clipping that they have on the other article, at least this picture that is posted on here doesn't show him laying in the street with the sheet/tarp over him and his helmet in pieces near him, but geeze I was not expecting to see that. I just hope that his family is notified soon. As of 10pm last night, no one other than us were notified of his death since he was not married or have children. Our local police department here in Indiana notified us.

marine88 9 years, 9 months ago

Just getting my motorcycle license today makes me a little nervous now. Being a commuter to work I have already had to watch out for drivers cutting in front and not signaling.

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