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post #1 of 41 (permalink) Old 06-02-2010, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Delaware roads: Crash kills motorcyclist in Hockessin
Accident is state's first motorcycle fatality in '10

A 41-year-old man was killed after crashing with a car while riding his motorcycle in Hockessin on Tuesday afternoon.

The first motorcycle fatality in Delaware for 2010 occurred just before 3 p.m. along Lancaster Pike at Yorklyn Road.

John McGrellis of Hockessin was traveling on a 1995 Harley-Davidson Sportster when he struck a 1999 Toyota Camry driven by Win Oo, 36, of Wilmington.

Police said Oo was southbound and turning right into a Wawa (convenience store) parking lot when McGrellis tried to pass on the right shoulder. McGrellis was sideswiped, hit the curb and flew off the motorcycle. McGrellis, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered a fatal head injury, police said. McGrellis also was driving with a revoked license, they said.

In 2009, half of the 14 fatal motorcycle crashes in Delaware happened in August and Sept. according to OHS.

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Very true. You can't fix stupid but sad non the less.

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Yea, read about that this morning, guessing the guy turning right didn't signal and the biker was not waiting to see which way he was going and paid for it. It still bugs me that DE does not enforce helmet laws, this guy could still be alive.

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Well, he was riding with no license, wasn't wearing a helmet as required by law, and certainly wasn't thinking when he decided to break the law again and pass a slowing vehicle in the right lane on the shoulder. Sounds like if this accident hadn't been his last, he would have had at least one more.

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Sad to hear it. Very bad decision making on his part. I'm sure the driver feels like hell too.

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wasn't wearing a helmet as required by law
It is legal in DE to not wear a helmet, that needs to change, sometimes people NEED to be told what to do for their own safety, just like seat belts.

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It is legal in DE to not wear a helmet, that needs to change, sometimes people NEED to be told what to do for their own safety, just like seat belts.
I strongly disagree with the people NEED to be told what to do for their own safety.The thought of every thing I have to do already because the government tells me so.I have sense enough to KNOW I need to wear a helmet and do most of the time.I am over 18 and responsible for my own safety,the government is not my Mommy and needs to leave people alone. I'll worry about my own welfare and let every body else do the same.The government already steals more with a pencil from me and every one else than Jesse James ,Billy the kid and every other outlaw I can name did with a gun,which by the way they don't want us to have either in the name of safety.I don't NEED protected from myself any more than I am already. Children need protected, not adults.Rant over,I'm moving on.




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I strongly disagree with the people NEED to be told what to do for their own safety.The thought of every thing I have to do already because the government tells me so.I have sense enough to KNOW I need to wear a helmet and do most of the time.I am over 18 and responsible for my own safety,the government is not my Mommy and needs to leave people alone. I'll worry about my own welfare and let every body else do the same.The government already steals more with a pencil from me and every one else than Jesse James ,Billy the kid and every other outlaw I can name did with a gun,which by the way they don't want us to have either in the name of safety.I don't NEED protected from myself any more than I am already. Children need protected, not adults.Rant over,I'm moving on.

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Hear ya loud and clear, and agree to a point, but I also believe in the freedom of choice. Denny said it better than I could.
The lack of a helmet didn't cause this mans' death....stupidity did. You might forgive riding without a valid license. You might even forgive the no helmet thing. You can't forgive stupid. This tragedy happened within earshot of where I'm sitting...he was a prominent community figure, but he thought he was above common sense. Paid the ultimate price. Sad!
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