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Old 11-16-2009, 07:30 PM   #1
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Awareness Rally Rolls For Motorcycle Safety

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Over the last few months there have been at least 5 motorcycle fatalities in the Brazos Valley. There have been just as many accidents with critical injuries.

This weekend dozens of motorcyclists jumped on their bikes and drove down Texas Avenue to promote awareness. A reminder of sorts for motorists to be looking out for the fellow driver, even if they're on two wheels.

Bill Allen was one of the organizers of the rally. He also owns and operates a motorcycle repair shop in Bryan. Over the last few years he has lost more friends than he cares to remember.

Many of those deaths he says are because motorists, those behind the wheel of a car, truck or SUV, or just not paying attention to their fellow drivers, those on two wheels.

Allen says even now one of his good friends who was recently injured in a motorcycle accident is fighting for his life at a Temple Hospital.

He says the driver of the 18-wheeler was not aware the motorcyclist was there.

He says if drivers were just more aware, these kind of accidents might be reduced by half.
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Old 11-16-2009, 07:53 PM   #2
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yeah in the past week, the black/red CBR went down, and that guy was seriously injured with the 18 wheeler on the highway, scary stuff. I still feel weird driving by where the kid was killed on holeman early this semester
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yeah in the past week, the black/red CBR went down, and that guy was seriously injured with the 18 wheeler on the highway, scary stuff. I still feel weird driving by where the kid was killed on holeman early this semester
I hear ya. There was the rider that got killed at the intersection of Wellborn/George Bush and the recent death of the rider off Villa Maria. I passed the rider down from the CBR last week. I hope they find the chick that caused that and throw the book at her.

Also this year, three riders killed on the North side of Bryan where I live was bad.
1. Rider killed on North Texas Avenue when a pickup turned in front of him.
2. Rider killed on Highway 21 in front of McDonalds when a car turned into him.
3. Rider killed when a sleeping driver ran over him on Highway 6 one exit down from my house.

All these could have been avoided if Drivers would have been paying attention.
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Old 11-17-2009, 12:03 AM   #4
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I didnt know about those 3, I try and watch what time im runnin around and my bike stays parked thursday, friday and saturday after about 9 or so. It gets crazy in this town, ride safe man
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