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Raleigh police investigate fatal motorcycle wreck

Posted July 29, 2010

— Police are investigating a fatal motorcycle wreck that occurred on Lynn Road on Wednesday night.

Raleigh police said no other vehicles were involved.

The name of the motorcyclist has not been released.


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  • MissManda2 Jul 29, 2010

    i drove by that around 9 last night and was wondering what had happened.

  • brettphillips Jul 29, 2010

    Some should keep their pulled out of thin air scenarios to themselves.
    He was a friend and will be missed by many.

  • teachyourchildrenwell Jul 29, 2010

    I went by there last night and it appeared that the motorcycle ended up in a yard. They had the scene blocked off with yellow tape. My first thought is that it was one of the people who gather on Spring Forest on the crotch rockets since it turns into Lynn. After going be the scene, I think it was probably a Harley type bike. Prayers to the family.

  • awr117 Jul 29, 2010

    That section of Lynn is straight. I think there was another deadly motorcycle accident in that same area about 7 years ago which was also a single vehicle wreck. Speed was probably a factor.

  • WXYZ Jul 29, 2010

    The Motorcycle Saftey Foundation and the NC Motorcycle Driver's Manual teach that the most common causes of single vehicle crashes are: Excessive speed on curves, driving at night (especially with inadquate forward illunimation), collisions with animals, excessive speeds on wet pavement, excessive speed on unstable surfaces (gravel, sand, dirt etc), inadequate driving skills, little experience etc. Safely operating a motorcycle is a challenge and requires a lot more skills, knowledge (MSF course) and experience (minimum of 6k miles/year * 3 years) than operating the average car, truck or SUV. Operating a 4-wheel vehicle is really TOO EASY; and this causes many drivers to take a lot for granted, to take unreasonable risks and to be inattentive. Most wrecks involving a motorcycle occur at night; and, 2nd most often occur when a 4-wheel vehicle fails to yield right-of-way at an intersection. Motorcyclists should keep their headlight on "high" beam AT ALL TIMES during the DAY.

  • smokiejoe Jul 29, 2010

    Humm...No other vehicles involved...I don't know the road but, looking at the map shown it looks to be pretty straight.Must have been an idiot rider.But then again alot of things could have gone wrong.I don't know I wasn't there and they don't give enough details.At any rate a family lost a loved one.Just pray for them as I will.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Jul 29, 2010

    As someone who loves to ride, I'm very aware of bikes and am cautious when I see them. But when a fool on a crotch-rocket approaches me doing 80+ mph it's difficult to see it sometimes. I saw one going down 540 on his back wheel! What an idiot! I hope alcohol wasn't involved. I've seen the results of that as well...a month in intensive care.

  • Favored1 Jul 29, 2010

    My prayers go out to the families involved.

  • DeathRow-IFeelYourPain-NOT Jul 29, 2010

    Its got to be 500% safer to ride a motorcycle in a very small rural town environment rather than a larger city. I've always called them DeathCycles. But in very small towns, where there's very little traffic, they are very safe. But in a larger city, you are a sitting duck around all of these vehicles.

  • ElvisPresleyJr Jul 29, 2010

    I practically grew up on motorcycles and still ride once in a while. However, with the increased number of drunk drivers, the number of people who try and text while driving among other things, just about makes it too dangerous to even get out on the road anymore on a motorcycle. Having to constantly be watching out for the other drivers almost takes the fun out of riding anymore for me. But then again, I know how people really love their bikes and understand the risks involved and will continue to ride. I guess the older I get the less comfortable I feel about dropping a bike going down I-40 with cars and trucks going almost 90 mph.