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Monday, September 22, 2008
Three Navy Sailors Die in Weekend Motorcycle Accidents
Two separate motorcycle accidents over the weekend left three sailors dead in San Diego County. The first accident occurred early on Sunday, September 21, when a motorcycle ridden by two sailors hit a tractor trailer at 65 mph and slid beneath it. The 22-year-old driver was killed at the scene of the accident and the 20-year-old passenger died later at the UCSD hospital.
The third sailor was killed in the early afternoon on the same day when his motorcycle went off the side of the highway. The 34-year-old sailor died at the scene. No other vehicles were involved.
Combine military bonuses with inexperience and the bravado of youth, and you have a recipe for disaster. The military has seen a rising number of its soldiers killed in motorcycle accidents in the last couple of years and are doing what they can to stop it. But when these young soldiers, sailors, and airmen have lots of money with not much to spend it on, and especially for those who have finished their tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, a fast bike may seem like a way to avoid what many consider a more boring existence than they had overseas. Unfortunately, both them, as well as an unsuspecting civilian public, pay the price.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a motorcycle accident, please contact an experienced personal injury lawyer for an initial consultation.
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