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Jenny Albano

American Honda Motor Co. Recall ATVs Due to Loss of Speed Control

American Honda Motor Co., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 40,000 Model Year 2007 Honda TRX 500 ATVs due to loss of speed control.It is possible for water to get into the throttle position sensor and freeze it, which causes permanent damage if the rider tries to force the throttle lever. Doing this could cause the throttle to stick open and the rider would lose control of the…

Chrissie Cole

Alabama Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident(2)

A motorcycle accident claimed the life of a Saraland man, on Friday, according to Alabama State Police.The motorcyclist, 18, was transported to the University of South Alabama Medical Center by helicopter ambulance, where he later died from the severe injuries he suffered in the crash.The accident occurred when the motorcycle crashed with another vehicle on Industrial Parkway near the Interstate…

Chrissie Cole

Alabama Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A 27-year-old man lost his life in a motorcycle accident, Saturday, when he collided with a pickup truck in Saraland, according to authorities.The accident occurred just after 9 p.m. on the corner of Industrial Parkway and Shelton Beach Road.Authorities have not released the name of the motorcyclist, pending family notification; he was believed to be from Eight Mile, according to officials. He…

Staff Writer

Fatal motorcycle collision near Mobile

The Press-Register reported a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred Friday night just south of Mobile. Two men were riding Suzuki GSXR sport bikes when they accidentally collided on Degusa Road at about 11:10 p.m. One man died and the other was seriously injured in the crash.This tragic motorcycle accident raises awareness about the dangers of motorcycles on our nation’s roadways. Motorcycle…

Staff Writer

Motorcycle accidents on rise during summer

An article from the Times-Herald in Arkansas details the dangers for motorcyclists on our nation’s roadways, especially during the summer months. According to the article, motorcycle accidents are more likely during the warmer, sunnier summer months that attract riders to the roads.In mid-June, there were two such accidents in Forrest City, Arkansas, that caused serious injuries to the…

Staff Writer

Warning from CPSC on Kazuma Meerkat 50 ATV

The Kazuma Meerkat 50 Youth All-Terrain Vehicle, which is designed for children from 6 to 11 years old, is not being recalled even though the product has serious safety defects. This all terrain vehicle lacks front brakes, has no parking brake and can be started in gear, which puts many children in serious danger of injury. The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) was unable to recall the…

Staff Writer

Accidents with uninsured pose growing problem

An article from the Times Daily today addresses the growing problem of uninsured motorists being involved in motor vehicle accidents. The story cites an example of an Alabama woman and her daughter who were involved in an accident with an uninsured motorist who was driving under the influence with a revoked driver’s license. The accident victim fortunately had full insurance coverage that took…

Staff Writer

Fatal motorcycle accident in North Georgia

A 48-year-old man in North Georgia near Helen died Saturday in a motorcycle accident on Highway 356 near the Habersham County line. The man apparently lost control of the motorcycle and ran off the road about 12:30 p.m. He passed away while being airlifted to the hospital.This accident serves as a sad reminder about the risks involved in riding motorcycles on roadways.

Staff Writer

Motorcycle accidents take toll on lives

Across the nation, you’ll find dozens of headlines reporting motorcycle deaths each week. A December 6th report out of Florida says that a Florida Atlanta University student was killed on Singer Island when the motorcycle she was riding on as a passenger crashed into an SUV. Although many of these motorcyclists who die on our nation’s roadways are wearing helmets, the rest of their bodies are…

Staff Writer

Pine Grove accident kills motorcyclist

A fatal collision Saturday on a rural road between a motorcycle and a truck occurred just 13 hours after another fatal accident on the same road. In the first accident, a car ran off the road, struck and tree and caught on fire, killing the passenger. The driver was in critical condition. The motorcycle accident was a collision between a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and a pickup truck. Apparently…