Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 21, 2013 -- A motorcyclist in Maine died last weekend after attempting to exceed 300 miles per hour on his motorcycle, according to a report from The Associated Press, Bill Warner, 44, of Wimauma, Fla., reportedly reached 285 mph before losing control of his bike and veering off the main runway. Noted motorcycle accident lawyer Jeff Nadrich—an avid motorcyclist himself—was personally impacted by the story.
“As a motorcycle enthusiast, I really took this story to heart,” said Nadrich. “Mr. Warner wasn't driving recklessly or breaking any laws. He was riding in a controlled environment, trying to soar his way into the record books. His loss is a devastating tragedy, and bikers everywhere mourn his unfortunate passing.”
Nadrich further points out that the best way to honor Warner's memory is to drive safely. “More and more cities are enacting motorcycle safety enforcement programs, whereby law enforcement is cracking down on motorcyclists who ride recklessly and disregard the speed limits. The faster you're moving at the time of collision, the greater your chances of injury or fatality. That's why we have these types of laws in place. It can literally mean the difference between life and death. Always ride safely.”
According to the Associated Press, Warner was trying to break a record that he himself had set back in 2011, when he reached 311 mph on his modified turbocharged Suzuki Hayabusa . After the accident last week, he was reportedly conscious and talking to the people around him. He died approximately one hour later at a nearby hospital.
The tragedy was witnessed by about 400 spectators, who saw him veer off the side of the track near the one-mile mark. The rest of the motorcycle event—which is held annually at Loring Air Force Base—was canceled. The crash is under investigation by local law enforcement.
About Nadrich & Cohen: Jeffrey Nadrich is a motorcycle accident attorney with Nadrich & Cohen, a California based law firm with offices in 18 locations across the state. Nadrich & Cohen handles all types of wrongful death and serious injury accident cases, and victims are encouraged to call 1-800-718-4658 for a free consultation with a Nadrich & Cohen attorney.
The Associated Press: Fla. motorcycle racer dies after hitting 285 mph; July 14, 2013
Jeff Nadrich, Nadrich & Cohen LLP, 1-800-718-4658, [email protected]