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Last Monday, a Iron Range woman was killed in a collision in Nashwauk. The motorcyclist was traveling on Hwy. 169, when a vehicle driven by a 20 year old, turned in front of her. Presently, the police are still investigating the cause.

With the weather warm enough to ride and gas prices staying high more people are driving fuel efficient alternatives. At the same time, recent reports indicate that deaths on motorcycles are rising in Minnesota. It’s important that the following be kept in mind:

1. Yield the right-of-way.

2. Start seeing motorcycles.

3. When on a motorcycle, make sure people see you.

4. When just starting to ride, make sure you have the correct training.

The road is big enough for everyone.

As with any death in a Minnesota motor vehicle collision, there are a number of issues that will need to be reviewed. My partner, Joe Crumley, addressed this topic in a recent article for the Minnesota Lawyers Trial magazine. I was interviewed last year on the same topic. In this case sorrow for the families of those involved goes out.

3 Comments

  1. Gravatar for Daniel 8791

    This is a sad reminder, that we all NEED to start looking more throughly for motorcycles especially when making a turn on to a different roadway. There really should be more training and testing for people under 25 (or everybody) when renewing their drivers licences in relation to the safety of motorcycles...You almost never hear about some careless kid turning out in front of a semi or dump truck. So I think we should get the tougher testing done, for the safety of this state & nations motorcyclists. If it costs $20 more every three years, so be it.

  2. Gravatar for Mike Bryant

    It is one of those things that should be stopped. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

  3. Gravatar for frank etc

    It is one of those things that should be stopped. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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