Motorcycle teacher explains importance of safety after recent fatal accidents

Motorcycle teacher explains importance of safety after recent fatal accidents


(ANITA) BACK NOW WITH AN EMOTIONAL MESSAGE FROM SOMEONE WHO KNOWS TRAGEDY ALL TOO WELL. (TOM) IT COMES AFTER A SERIES OF DEADLY CRASHES INVOLVING MOTORCYCLISTS ACROSS THE AREA. THIS IS VIDEO FROM A CRASH ON DAM NECK ROAD IN VIRGINIA BEACH EARLIER THIS MONTH. BUT IT’S NOT THE LATEST CRASH. WE HAD A CRASH THAT INJURED A RIDER THREE DAYS AGO IN SUFFOLK. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S LAURA CASO TALKED WITH A MAN WHO’S LOST A LOVED ONE TO A CRASH. LAURA? YES, KEITH LINDGREN LOST HIS SON IN 2007 AFTER A MOTORCYCLE CRASH. HIS SON WAS A MOTORCYCLE INSTRUCTOR, KEITH IS TOO. AND HE HAS SOME INFORMATION YOU’LL WANT TO HEAR TONIGHT, WHETHER YOU’RE A DRIVER OR A MOTORCYCLE RIDER. (LAURA CASO REPORTING) KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING “DON’T TRUST THE OTHER GUY OUT THERE, RIDE YOUR OWN RIDE. ” KEITH LINDGREN IS TALKING ABOUT MOTORCYCLE RIDERS. HE’S THE PRESIDENT OF TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING. RESPONSIBLE FOR TRAINING LIKE THIS. KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING “I TOTALLED MY BIKE AND HAD A HEMOTOMA AND THEY HAD TO DRAIN BLOOD LEAKAGE FROM MY BRAIN.” KEITH CRASHED HIS MOTORCYCLE IN 1999. HE RAN INTO A DEER. POLICE SAY HE SLID MORE THAN 230 FEET INTO A DITCH. KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE TRAINING – CAN SAVE LIVES. KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING “I HAVE A SON WHO WAS KILLED ON A MOTORCYCLE, ON ONE OF MY BIKES.” FATHER’S DAY 2007 A CAR PULLED OUT OF THE DRIVEWAY AND RAN HIM OFF THE ROAD. KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING “WHEN YOU ARE RIDING A MOTORCYCLE, YOU DON’T HAVE THE PROTECTION YOU HAVE IN A CAR.” IMPORTANT FOR DRIVERS AND RIDERS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE RECENT NUMBERS OF MOTORCYCLE CRASHES AND DEATHS IN HAMPTON ROADS. THE LATEST ACCIDENT – JUST FRIDAY IN SUFFOLK ON HOLY NECK ROAD. THE RIDER, AIRLIFTED TO THE HOSPITAL. SINCE JULY 5TH, FIVE RIDERS HAVE DIED IN HAMPTON ROADS, ALONE . IN ONE ACCIDENT IN MID-JULY TWO RIDERS DIED HERE ON DAM NECK IN VIRGINIA BEACH. KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING “ONE OF THEM RAN INTO A SCOOTER, SPEED IS A KILLER.” KEITH SAID MOTORCYLE DRIVERS MUST PAY ATTENTION TO THEIR SURROUNDINGS. INTERSECTION COMING UP OR A CAR COMING TOWARDS THEM.” KEITH SAID CELL PHONES AND DISTRACTED DRIVING ONLY ADD TO THE PROBLEM. KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE SAFETY TRAINING NOBODY “NO ONE EVER SAID LOOK OUT FOR MOTORCYCLES, WE ARE NOT CONDITIONED NOT TO LOOK FOR MOTORCYCLES.” LESSONS FROM A MOTORCYCLE EXPERT AND A FATHER WHO LOST A SON. KEITH LINDGREN/PRESIDENT, TIDEWATER MOTORCYCLE THOSE THINGS THAT HAPPENS.” IN 2017, THERE WERE 107 FATAL MOTORCYCLE CRASHES IN HAMPTON ROADS, THE HIGHEST NUMBERS IN A DECADE. IF YOU’D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MOTORCYCLE SAFETY COURSES, THEY ARE OFFERED ALMOST EVERY WEEKEND AND AS YOU SAW TODAY, DURING THE WEEK. WE POSTED THAT INFORMATION ON WAVY DOT COM. LAURA CASO 10 ON YOUR SIDE.

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