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Durham man killed in motorcycle wreck

Posted July 14, 2011

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— A Durham man was killed in a motorcycle wreck in Greensboro Wednesday night, police said.

Derrick Webb, 32, was traveling on his motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Wexford Drive when he ran off of the road and struck a tree, police said. He was ejected from the bike.

Webb was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where he later died.

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  • goodfellasrr Jul 18, 2011

    I mean really, this man has lost his life and now his family and friends are grieving the lost of their loved one and you all are commenting like he was in a shootout. This is the problem with the world today, people talking bout stuff they dont know nothing about. This was one of the realest dude I have ever met and he always showed love to his family and friends. Whether he was speeding or not, God saw fit for him to move on to be with him. Who are you all to judge this man. R.I.P. D Webb! You will forever be missed. Your legacy will live on though your daughter, wife, siblings, best friends(Black and Stokes), and everyone who knew you and loved you. Cool Rob!

  • hightakesha Jul 15, 2011

    I agree with the statement that we all speed at some point in our lives whether it's on 4-wheels, 2-wheels, or 18-wheels. I enjoy riding motorcycles and I consider myself to be a safe rider, but there have been times where the bike does something unpredictable and I have to brace myself for what happens next. So even though the report states he was traveling at a high rate of speed, we will never know what exactly caused the accident. And, I would not go as far as stating stupid riders are always the victim, just this past week, one of Henrico, VA lost one of their own officers in a motorcycle accident. I pray for both families and for all the riders, THROTTLE HAND UP!

  • MindOvaMatter Jul 14, 2011

    @ tonyorgkaos I like your comment. R.I.P. D. Webb. I LOVE YOU MY DUDE!!! I KNOW YOU, MOM DUKES, AND CEASE are having a blast in heaven. May GOD FOREVER shine upon your family, especially that darling lil' lady GOD allowed you to make. ONE LUV.. ### Chicken Hatch

  • RomneyRyan2012 Jul 14, 2011

    I've seen so many stupid young bike riders on the interstates around here darting in between cars going 75, 80 mph...Bikes should not be built to go past 70mph.

  • tonyorgkaos Jul 14, 2011

    WOW. A young working MAN FATHER BROTHER UNCLE and FRIEND to many has died. No matter the circumstances imagine if your daugher son mother or father read these comments. Based on some of you all comments are implying he did this purposefully. We all speed whether its late for work, trying to get home etc. Please have some respect..RIP D>WEBB you will be missed ...a overall great guy and wonderful father...

  • 426X3 Jul 14, 2011

    Speed kills. Especially on motorcycles.

  • ajoplin Jul 14, 2011

    As a year-round rider for almost 20 years, riding responsibly and defensively is the ONLY way to make it safely wherever. Yes the general public is a menace, but responsible and defensive riding is the difference in almost all cases with some exceptions. I've been down several times through uncontrollable conditions such as a slick manhole cover, a patch of gravel out in the road in a turn, a slick paint stripe from morning moisture and avoided countless other potential "accidents" caused by bad or unaware drivers. You have to anticipate ALL drivers to NOT see you and ride accordingly. Running off the road at a high rate of speed and hitting a tree on a subdivision street is all on the rider.

  • abylelab -BT- Jul 14, 2011

    I believe they should make causing an accident involving a motorcycle should be punished very severely. -abylelab

    No one caused this accident except the driver on the motorcycle. He was driving at a "at a high rate of speed on Wexford Drive when he ran off of the road and struck a tree". I agree that some other drivers may cause some motorcycle accidents but I definitely see motorcycle who dart in and out of dangerous travel patterns.
    pbearpaws

    agreed. in this case, no punishment is due, he already paid with his life.

  • pbearpaws Jul 14, 2011

    I believe they should make causing an accident involving a motorcycle should be punished very severely. -abylelab

    No one caused this accident except the driver on the motorcycle. He was driving at a "at a high rate of speed on Wexford Drive when he ran off of the road and struck a tree". I agree that some other drivers may cause some motorcycle accidents but I definitely see motorcycle who dart in and out of dangerous travel patterns.

  • abylelab -BT- Jul 14, 2011

    From the article: "He was ejected from the bike."

    Bikes are dangerous, and do not come with seat belts. Its more like he was "flung" or "catapulted" not ejected.

    I think I would like a motorcycle, but I would be too afraid to ride it around here with all the awful drivers.

    I believe they should make causing an accident involving a motorcycle should be punished very severely. If you're not paying enough attention to avoid hitting a person on a motorcycle, you're not paying enough attention to be driving, period.

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