Orange you glad I'm a whore?
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Roswell, GA
not that i know either one of these riders, or the fact that it happened on the streets I see on occasion.. i'm posting just because of the senselessness of the accident.
don't want to start a debate with this topic, it's not my position to tell you how to ride, but for everyone's sake.. think about the circumstances.. everyone that is affected.. that includes you and I indirectly...
2 killed when motorcycles collide with car
By BILL MONTGOMERY, MIKE MORRIS
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 04/19/05
Two motorcyclists were killed late Sunday when their vehicles collided with a car on I-285 in south DeKalb County.
The dead were identified as Edward Nash, 31, of Lithonia and Travis Kelley, 28, of Stone Mountain.
Detective K. Sowell of the DeKalb police special traffic unit said witnesses reported that the two men, riding sports bikes, were among as many as eight motorcyclists traveling eastbound on I-285 east of Bouldercrest Road. Sports bikes are fast, high-performance cycles.
The 11 p.m. crash shut down the eastbound lanes of I-285 near Flat Shoals Road for several hours.
Sowell said the two were darting in and out of medium-to-light traffic at what witnesses said was high speed. "There were motorists going 70, and these two were passing them," Sowell said.
Determining the victims' exact speed will require further investigation, he said.
Both were thrown from their motorcycles, Nash after striking the rear of a Nissan Altima and spinning out of control into the median, Sowell said. The driver of the Nissan was not seriously injured. Nash was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he died.
Kelley crashed into a guardrail, was thrown 100 feet from his motorcycle and died of a broken neck at the scene, Sowell said.
There was no immediate indication that alcohol or drugs were involved in the accident, but tests are pending at the GBI Crime Lab, he said.
In August 2003, DeKalb police staged a crackdown on motorcyclists speeding on I-20 and I-285, issuing 141 citations for high speed. Five motorcycles were tracked going more than 100 mph, including a 138-mph speeder who was arrested for carrying drugs. An earlier sweep netted a rider speeding at 144 mph.
DeKalb police Sgt. Charles Dedrick said Monday that officers have not seen a recent problem with groups of speeding motorcyclists.
"More of that happens when we get closer to summer," Dedrick said. "That hasn't really been a factor — yet. But you can pretty much look for some of that [in coming months]. It's gonna happen."