Recent Motorcycle Accident Theme
Safety experts see common theme in recent
By: Associated Press
"LACONIA, N.H. --It's just a narrow yellow line,
but crossing it has proved deadly for motorcycle
riders during this year's Bike Week.
Police say bikers crossing the center line into
oncoming traffic contributed to six of the nine
deaths over the past week and a number of other
"People are crossing over that center line on
corners and colliding head-on," said Peter
Thomson, coordinator of the New Hampshire
Highway Safety Agency.
That was certainly the case in Stoddard on June
10, when a rider crossed the line and collided
with a Jeep Cherokee that lost control and
rolled over into several other bikers. Three
This past Friday, a rider caught his foot peg on
the pavement while turning and slid into the
path of five other bikes. That rider died and
four other bikers were injured, one seriously.
The nine deaths so far this year during Bike
Week "are approaching the high side" Thomson
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