Lost another local rider tonight. RIP

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Hozhead, Sep 11, 2006.

  1. Hozhead

    Hozhead <img src="/images/ranks/site_founder.gif" alt="BRN

    UPDATE 8:40 p.m. ? Boise man dies in motorcycle accident on Veterans Memorial Parkway

    http://idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060911/NEWS01/60911022

    Edition Date: 09-11-2006

    A 40-year-old Boise man died Monday after his motorcycle and another car collided on Veteran?s Memorial Parkway.

    The accident was reported at 3:40 p.m. Witnesses told Garden City Police that a man on a motorcycle collided with an small compact sedan at the intersection of VMP and Adams Street.

    The man on the motorcycle was treated at the accident scene and taken to Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead, according to police reports. The driver of the sedan was not seriously injured, according to reports.

    Traffic delays were reported in the area of parkway north of Chinden Boulevard for more than two hours Monday. Traffic restrictions were removed at 6 p.m., Ada County dispatch said.

    The cause of the accident is still under investigation, and no names were released Monday, Garden City officials say.
     
  2. CBR King

    CBR King Moderator

    R.I.P so sad to see a brother rider fall
     

  3. Does anyone know if he was wearing a helmet?
     
  4. CBR King

    CBR King Moderator

    :dunno:i didnt see any thing about it
     
  5. I have always wonder if these are sport bike riders or other kinds of bike, they never state that...
     
  6. Could be wrong but...

    being a sport bike rider you kind of get a bad rap.
    Think about it we are usually younger and take a lot aof flak. but we generally wear helmets and gear.
    Next time you see a group of hogs, see how many have (real) helmets and/or gear on.
    I am willing to bet that guy, because of his age, was on a cruiser and not wearing a helmet.
     
  7. Hozhead

    Hozhead <img src="/images/ranks/site_founder.gif" alt="BRN

    One of my co-workers drove past the scene last night. She said it was a purple Harley Davidson and that the guys tennis shoes had been knocked completely off. There was blood pooled on the ground where he was laying (which was no where near his bike).
     
  8. Tanman

    Tanman Moderator

    Unfortunately the actions of one person regardless if it was a sportbike or cruiser reflects on all of us. People just read motorcycle and accident and then judge us all to be reckless and unsafe. It's just another reason to wear our gear (besides the obvious safety reasons) to show people we can be safe and courteous drivers.
     
  9. Tanman

    Tanman Moderator

    Here's an update from today's Statesman (4/2/07):

    A 34-year-old Boise woman is charged with felony vehicular manslaughter in connection with a fatal car vs. motorcycle accident on Veterans Memorial Parkway last summer.
    Anita Denise Drake was arrested and booked into the Ada County Jail Friday on an Garden City Police arrest warrant filed in connection with the accident, which resulted in the death of motorcyclist Keith Elmer Howard on Sept. 11, 2006.

    According to Garden City police reports, Howard?s motorcycle hit a compact sedan, driven by Drake, which was attempting to turn on to Adams Street from the parkway just after 3:30 p.m. that day.

    Howard, who was not wearing a helmet, died from blunt force trauma a short time after the accident at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. Drake was not seriously injured in the accident, according to reports.

    The maximum possible penalty for vehicular manslaughter is 10 years in prison. Drake will make her initial court appearance May 10.

    To see her picture and read the article click here
    http://www.idahostatesman.com/235/story/77907.html
     
  10. Kieth was my neighbor. Lived five houses down from me. I never stopped to talk to him, but always gave him a wave. I have wondered what the story was. It was sad coming home one day and seeing his funeral wreath. We dropped off some flowers for his family. He and I were the same age. He had a small daughter. The house was put up for sale shortly after the accident. Looks like it finally sold.
    Glad to see that this woman has been charged. It won't bring Keith back, but hopefully will send a message and allow closure for his family.
    You never know when it's going to happen. Live life every day. Appreciate what you have. Keep the rubber side down.
    Best wishes to his family.
    Kevin