Woman Killed in Motorcycle Crash in Ormond Marking Fourth Bike Week Death
ORMOND BEACH, SC- News-journalonline.com writes that a woman died this week from injuries that she suffered in a motorcycle crash in Ormond Beach. The victim was identified as a 41-year-old woman from Lake City, South Carolina. The woman died in the hospital days after the crash.*
The fatality marks the fourth killed during Bike Week. Earlier in the week, a 46-year-old woman, a 47-year-old man, and a 65-year-old man all died in crashes in Daytona Beach. The 65-year-old man was from Missouri, and the other two victims were from New York. The incident took place in the early morning at the intersection of NASCAR Drive and West International Speedway Boulevard.
The victim in South Carolina was a passenger on a motorcycle and was ejected in a crash in the early afternoon. The driver of the bike was also injured in the wreck. Police reports indicate that the victim did not have a helmet on at the time of the accident.
Motorcycle helmets are a controversial topic in the biking community. Many people feel that the choice to wear a helmet or not is one that only the individual on the bike should be making and not a legal requirement. However, using a helmet greatly reduces the risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury or of dying in a crash.
Many bikers believe that the risks to motorcyclists are largely the result of other drivers on the road and that the real danger to bikers is inattentive drivers who fail to look out for smaller vehicles. This is also likely true, as many collisions are the result of drivers failing to notice motorcycles and therefore entering their path or cutting them off. Regardless of the cause of the crashes, wearing safety gear can help to reduce the risks, and whether it is legally mandated or not, using a helmet will provide some level of protection to riders.
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