http://idahostatesman.com/apps/pbcs...0913/NEWS01/609130326&SearchID=73256930378297 Motorcycle accidents up in Ada Patrick Orr Idaho Statesman The Idaho Statesman | Edition Date: 09-13-2006 A 40-year-old Boise man whose motorcycle collided with a car on Veterans Memorial Parkway Monday was the ninth person to die in an Ada County motorcycle accident so far this year, Ada County Coroner Erwin Sonnenberg said Tuesday. Keith Elmer Howard was wearing a helmet but sustained massive chest trauma and was pronounced dead at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center about a half-hour after the crash, Sonnenberg said. The coroner said he is in the midst of compiling a report on motorcycle deaths, and his initial impression is that this is the most fatal motorcycle accidents Ada County has had in one year. Eleven motorcycle deaths have been listed in Ada County so far in 2006, he said, but that includes two people who died in Ada County hospitals from injuries suffered in Canyon County crashes. Sonnenberg hopes his completed report might offer answers about why fatal motorcycle accidents appear to be on the rise in Ada County. Statistics for previous years were not available Tuesday. Howard's motorcycle hit a compact sedan after it pulled in front of him on the parkway at 3:40 p.m. Monday, according to coroner's reports. The driver of the sedan was not seriously injured, according to reports. The cause of the accident is still under investigation and no citations had been issued by Tuesday, Garden City Det. Tom Patterson said.