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Motorcylist killed in wreck on Aviation Parkway

Posted June 21, 2010

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— A motorcyclist was killed late Sunday on Aviation Parkway near Interstate 540.

Cary police said the man’s motorcycle hit the guardrail around 11 p.m. He died at the scene.

Police have not released the man’s name or what caused the wreck.


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  • aerrickson2 Jun 21, 2010

    "Life is measured not by how many breaths you take, but by how many experiences take your breath away"
    WXYZ - I love that sentiment. As the wife of a longtime responsible cyclist - this is the way I console myself when I worry about him. Very sad day for this family.

  • babbleon Jun 21, 2010

    My sympathy to the family.

    RE: Insensitive / helmet / etc: people try to push tragedy away by setting up rules so that tragedy can't happen. Be patient with them, they're scared of the reminder of our mortality. But in the end, we're all going to die. It's how we live that matters.

  • blueangelchild2001 Jun 21, 2010

    Sorry for your loss, hairyknuckle. You and his other family and friends will be in our prayers!

  • cbarnett Jun 21, 2010

    Oddly enough, I saw a guy riding a motorcycle one day and he was actually talking on a cell phone. Don't know how he heard a word but he did have a bit of a time changing gears.

  • WXYZ Jun 21, 2010

    Well, first: Condolences to the bereaved. 2. I hope alcohol was not involved. 3. I hope he died doing what he wanted to do and was fully aware of the risks involved. 4. As a long time motorcyclist, I believe that driving in anything other than bright sunshine is foolish---i.e. NEVER ride near or after dark. 5. MC'ing is a hobby, which is always risky, even in the best of circumstances, and should always be done with utmost caution. 6. Life is measured not by how many breaths you take, but by how many experiences take your breath away. LIVE TO RIDE AND RIDE TO LIVE.

  • garnertoy Jun 21, 2010

    HairyKnuckle you and his family and other friends are in my prayers

  • JustOneGodLessThanU Jun 21, 2010

    ignore jackieflash, he is clearly a petulant, ignorant child, who, when confronted with differing opinions, knows only violence.

  • hollylama Jun 21, 2010

    He lost control of the bike and hit the guardrail....driver error. Prayers for the Lost!

  • pUnKiSh Jun 21, 2010

    Right - drivers of cars and trucks cannot guarantee the actions of another driver on the road - therefore they should ALL be outlawed.

    And since when can a poster get away with putting threats out like "let's take it outside into the parking lot"? Everyone can have their opinions, but this guy has inferred violence on GOLO. Unbelievable.......

  • gailplatt68 Jun 21, 2010

    yes outside is where you should go with it because this is not the time or place for that foolishness!
    Hairyknuckle...take care of yourself and we will remember the family in our prayers!