Archive | March, 2018
HOLLY HILL, Fla. — A Hornell man has been killed in a single-vehicle motorcycle crash in Florida.
According to reports from the Florida Highway Patrol, one person lost their life when a motorcycle driven by a 54-year-old Hornell resident left the roadway and struck a utility pole. The deceased was later identified as Dave Remchuk.
The incident took place Monday night at about 8:10 p.m. near Flomich and State avenues in the Daytona Beach suburb of Holly Hill.
A police press release on the crash shed little light on the circumstances. The police release said that Remchuk’s 2005 Honda was westbound on Flomich Avenue when it left the roadway for unknown reasons and struck a pole, throwing the rider from the motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Further information was not immediately available. The fatal crash remains under investigation.
Two people are being airlifted after a crash involving a motorcycle and a truck in Titusville, police said.
At about 7 p.m. Thursday, Titusville police responded to the intersection of Angela Lane and South Street in Titusville following reports of a crash between a truck and a motorcycle with two riders.
The occupants of the truck were unhurt but the people on the motorcycle sustained non-life threatening injuries, a spokesperson for the Titusville police said. They were airlifted to a local hospital.
Police have not yet released the identities of those involved or details surrounding the crash.
Officers have cleared the crash scene and all lanes are currently open.
WACO – May 17, 2018, will mark three years since that deadly biker brawl at the Twin Peaks restaurant, and despite more than 150 people facing criminal charges, there has not been a single conviction.
“The only thing I can think of they don’t want to try these cases,” said Greg Davis, former First Assistant District Attorney in McLennan County. “As a prosecutor, the cases that you really want to try, you try those cases quickly. The cases you have doubts about, you put those cases off.”
Davis spent several years as an administrator and one of the top prosecutors in Waco, but said he quit just before the shootout in May 2015 that left nine dead and 20 hurt.
Davis, who is speaking out for the first time, accuses District Attorney Abel Reyna of letting friends and campaign donors arrested for DWI and drugs go free. Yet, Davis explained, Reyna continues to pursue other cases like charges against dozens of the bikers despite flimsy evidence.
He detailed his concerns in an affidavit, naming several specific criminal cases in which he accused D.A. Reyna of “preferential treatment” in dismissing cases filed against friends and donors.
JUDGE FOR YOURSELF!!! He causes an horrific accident and leaves the scene.
Andrew Flanigan was taken into custody about 5:40 p.m. Tuesday and booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, reckless driving and hit- and-run, according to CHP Southern Division Assistant Chief Mark Garrett.
The confrontation and crash, part of which was recorded and went viral on social media, occurred around 5:45 a.m. on the southbound Antelope Valley. Investigators used the video to help zero in on Flanigan within a week after the crash, but did not consider him an ongoing public safety or flight risk and did not arrest him until they felt they had built a significant case.
The video showed the motorcyclist pulling up to the driver’s side of a Nissan sedan in the far left lane of the freeway, then kicking a leg at the vehicle. The driver of the Nissan swerved toward the left, into the motorcyclist, who was pushed toward the center divider, but managed to maintain control of the bike.
The Nissan then swerved to the right, but the driver lost control of the vehicle and swung quickly back to the left, slamming into the center divider in front of the motorcyclist, who slowed to avoid the crash. Flames were briefly seen under the front of the Nissan, which bounced off the divider and swerved back into traffic, broadsiding a white Cadillac SUV, which flipped over and wound up on its roof.
Also, following one of the most dominant seasons in flat track history, Indian Motorcycle Racing will kick off the 2018 season opener at the Daytona International Speedway. The Indian Wrecking Crew of Jared Mees, Bryan Smith and Brad Baker, who finished first, second and third respectively in 2017, will be joined by privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and others for the 2018 season.
“We are thrilled to offer attendees a dynamic and unique Daytona Bike Week experience, including an exclusive look at Carey Hart’s custom bikes, the Scout FTR750, FTR1200 Custom and all of our 2018 models,” said Reid Wilson, Senior Director – Marketing and Product Planning for Indian Motorcycle. “Daytona also marks a special time: the return of American Flat Track and a chance to watch the podium-sweeping Indian Wrecking Crew and new crop of privateers who have turned to the Scout FTR750 for this highly anticipated 2018 season.”
Below are highlights of the Daytona Bike Week action Indian Motorcycle has planned.
Display at Main Street (Main St. & N. Wild Olive Ave.)
Check out Indian Motorcycle’s 2018 lineup at the Main Street display along with custom Scout Bobbers from the Brooklyn Invitational and performance accessories. Get an up-close look at Carey Hart and P!NK’s Chieftains, custom-built by Hart, as well as his custom Springfield and sidecar that were featured in the Hot Bike Tour. There will also be a photo opportunity with AFT championship-winning bike, the Indian Scout FTR750. The display will also feature the Scout FTR1200 Custom. The Main Street Display will be open Friday, March 9 to Saturday, March 17 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily.
Demo Rides at Daytona International Speedway (International Speedway Blvd.)
Bike Week attendees will have the chance to ride the entire 2018 lineup of Indian motorcycles, including the Indian Scout Bobber and Indian Chieftain, among others. Ride multiple bikes, compare, and decide which Indian Motorcycle models best suit your riding style. Group demo rides are free and available to those with a valid motorcycle endorsement and proper attire. Demo rides will be running daily during Bike Week, Saturday March 10, to Saturday, March 17 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Daytona TT Flat Track Race (Daytona International Speedway)
Come early and get your favorite rider’s autograph from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST, and then watch the Indian Wrecking Crew return to the track for the first race of the 2018 AFT season. The 2017 AFT champion Jared Mees will be joined by teammates Bryan Smith and Brad Baker as they look to dominate another season with flat track’s most dominant motorcycle, the Indian Scout FTR750. Privateers Kenny Coolbeth Jr., Henry Wiles and Jeffrey Carver, among others, will also be riding the Indian race bike for the new season. The season opener takes place on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m. EST.
Indian Motorcycle Riders Group Exclusive Event (Daytona International Speedway)
Join us Thursday, March 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EST. for a behind-the-scenes tour of the Daytona International Speedway including the track, pits and paddock. After that, members will meet with the 2018 Indian Wrecking Crew race team and a get a premium photo experience in the pits. VIP Parking and complimentary tickets to the Daytona TT are included. IMRG members can learn more and visit www.IMRGmember.com/events to sign up.
Indian Motorcycle of Daytona Beach (290 North Beach Street)
Open daily, visit the dealership in the heart of Daytona Beach to check out Indian’s full 2018 lineup and take individual demo rides of your favorite models.
Klock Werks Kustom Cycles at Destination Daytona
Stop by Klock Werks and get an exclusive look at a new limited-edition motorcycle.
Broken Spoke Saloon (1151 US-1, Ormond Beach)
Check out the Indian Motorcycle on Tour display at the Broken Spoke Saloon on US Hwy 1 and get a close look at the 2018 Indian Chieftain models.