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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2006, 11:24 AM Thread Starter
 
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Santa Rosa County, FL November 26 --

One woman is killed and a teenager injured following a traffic accident. The deadly accident happened on Mary Kitchens road just off Mercy Land in Santa Rosa County, Florida.

Investigators say 43-year-old Gail Elenz-Leatherwood slowed her motocycle to make a right turn when she was hit by car driven by 16-year-old David Denmark. Leatherwood was thrown from her motorcycle and was pronounced dead on the scene by paramedics.

An investigation of the accident is still pending and it has not yet been determined whether alcohol was a factor in the accident.
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2006, 11:47 AM
 
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So sad to hear stories like this.... May she RIP.
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Very sad... RIP And there's absolutely no reason for it... that's the sickening part

Same thing happend to a buddy of mine awile back on his 1000RR... making a right turn and somebody hit him from behind and threw him off. Couple months later he got a new 1000RR, 3 months later some idiot turned left in front of him. Wasn't quite as lucky this time... RIP buddy
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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-27-2006, 10:49 PM
 
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People feel too safe and careless in thier cages... if you really want to create safer drivers do away with airbags seatbelts, then lets see who will be driving down the road on thier cell phone putting make-up on and yelling at the kids.
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R.I.P fallen rider I hate to hear that.
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The numbers came in this morning...we lost 3 motorcyclists over the Thanksgiving weekend...All were wearing helmets...


Thanks to the Florida Highway Patrol for the following...


Twenty-two people were killed in crashes investigated by Florida Highway Patrol troopers over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, which began on Wednesday, November 22, and extended through Sunday, November 26, 2006.

During this period, troopers arrested 141 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (D.U.I.); issued 11,008 citations for unlawful speed violations; issued 1,506 citations for safety belt violations; and assisted 4,290 motorists on Florida’s highways.

The following statistics are preliminary and cover only those crashes investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 22 deaths occurred in 19 separate traffic crashes.
11 fatalities (or 50%) occurred during the hours of darkness.
3 of the fatal traffic crashes (or 16 %) were known to be alcohol-related; 11 (or 58%) remain listed as pending; with 5 (or 26%) presently classified as not alcohol related.
Of the 22 deaths, 6 (or 27%) were pedestrians; and 3 (or 14%) were motorcyclists.
All motorcyclists were wearing helmets.
85% of those killed in vehicles normally equipped with safety belts were not wearing their belts.

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The numbers came in this morning...we lost 3 motorcyclists over the Thanksgiving weekend...All were wearing helmets...
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The numbers came in this morning...we lost 3 motorcyclists over the Thanksgiving weekend...All were wearing helmets...


Thanks to the Florida Highway Patrol for the following...


Twenty-two people were killed in crashes investigated by Florida Highway Patrol troopers over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday driving period, which began on Wednesday, November 22, and extended through Sunday, November 26, 2006.

During this period, troopers arrested 141 people for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (D.U.I.); issued 11,008 citations for unlawful speed violations; issued 1,506 citations for safety belt violations; and assisted 4,290 motorists on Florida’s highways.

The following statistics are preliminary and cover only those crashes investigated by the Florida Highway Patrol.

The 22 deaths occurred in 19 separate traffic crashes.
11 fatalities (or 50%) occurred during the hours of darkness.
3 of the fatal traffic crashes (or 16 %) were known to be alcohol-related; 11 (or 58%) remain listed as pending; with 5 (or 26%) presently classified as not alcohol related.
Of the 22 deaths, 6 (or 27%) were pedestrians; and 3 (or 14%) were motorcyclists.
All motorcyclists were wearing helmets.
85% of those killed in vehicles normally equipped with safety belts were not wearing their belts.
Always during the holiday seasons
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