Biker Killed In MountainFest Accident
An estimated 60,000 motorcycle riders attended this year’s MountainFest sponsored by Triple S Harley Davidson of Morgantown, WV. My observation was it was a well regulated, safety-focused event, but some circumstances such as rain showers all day and evening Saturday, July 27th were beyond the event host’s control.
Sadly, a motorcyclist attending MountainFest in Morgantown WV was killed Saturday in a highway accident.
The biker was part of a line of motorcycles leaving MountainFest along Chaplin Hill Road. Rain-slickened roads after a rainstorm caused the driver to lose control of his bike and drive into oncoming traffic where the motorcycle collided with a Dodge Neon. Police say the man was killed instantly.
The driver of the Dodge Neon was transported to Ruby Memorial Hospital with minor injuries, according to police. A passenger in the car did not sustain any injuries, and no charges are expected to be filed.
Rain was the probable cause of twelve other crashes that day, so EMS crews stayed busy. Local and State police were on top of the event and stopped several instances of reckless driving.
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Source: The Dominion Post, July 28, 2013: http://www.dominionpost.com