MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — A half a dozen deaths involving motorcycles have been reported as Daytona Beach’s annual Bike Week came to a close over the weekend.
In addition, multiple bikers suffered serious injuries in crashes and were taken to the hospital as trauma alerts, The Daytona Beach News-Journal reported.READ MORE: Retired Police Major Explains How Miami-Dade Officers Are Trained Not To Mix Up Handgun & Taser
All of the injury and trauma figures haven’t been tallied, but Halifax Health Medical Center spokesman John Guthrie told the newspaper “it may be a record-breaking week, unfortunately.”
On Sunday, the final day of Bike Week, a 39-year-old woman from Seabrook, New Hampshire, was killed when the motorcycle she was a passenger on was rear-ended by another vehicle, said Daytona Beach police spokesman Messod Bendayan.READ MORE: With J&J's Single-Shot Paused, Medical Expert Says People Shouldn’t ‘Try To Skimp At This Stage’ When It Comes To 2nd Dose Of Pfizer Or Moderna
Early the next morning, motorists found a 42-year-old motorcyclist dead in a roadway following a single-motorcycle crash, police said.
Other deaths during the event included a 57-year-old man who lost control of his motorcycle on March 5; a 33-year-old rider killed March 10; a 59-year-old man from Signal Hill, California, killed March 11; and a South Carolina man killed March 14.
Last year, there were also six Bike Week fatalities. In 2019, there was one.MORE NEWS: 'Bed Tax' Change Backed In Florida House
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