The Georgia Dome was the scene of an “interesting” bike crash this past weekend. Raising money for charity, several NASCAR drivers had a straight away drag race. Winning the race against his fellow drivers, star driver Clint Bowyer had a tactical problem. Fast on the straight away meant that the experienced motocross driver also needed a place to land. Where to stop after beating his buddies for a good cause? He couldn’t make the turn after the straight away and ended up setting his course for a padded wall to stop. Thankfully, he was not injured and he drove NASCAR on Sunday. His twitter account says the bike is for sale … best offer. Hopefully, he will donate proceeds if the bike sells!!
The event at the Dome was a collaboration of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, FIM World Championship and NASCAR® creating what they deemed the “Monster Energy Supercross Holeshot Challenge.” Danica Patrick was on board for the evening, along with other stars of the riding and driving community. The athleticism of these racers is well known and even NASCAR drivers are in awe of their abilities. We expect this event to return next year, in case readers are interested in seeing this event as it happens live.
In other motorcycle news, a beloved member of the cycling community was fatally injured earlier this week in Las Vegas. The woman was riding and had one passenger on her bike when she had to brake suddenly. Apparently, a vehicle made a lane change and the cyclist hit her brakes hard to avoid the car. She and her passenger were thrown from her bike. She passed away at the scene and her passenger in recovering in the hospital. Bikers from the area held a vigil for the victim of this crash. Everyone interviewed has said what a great person she was and how much she loved the biking community.
This was the second motorcycle accident in the area in so many days. The authorities have requested that all drivers avoid driving after drinking and that riders do the same. As the weather improves around the country, there will be more bikes out on the roads and all the usual cautions are in order. We urge Georgia riders to use caution as the weather improves.
Scholle Law has represented the biking community for its two-decade history. We are here to support those injured in a motorcycle accident. If you need information about whether you have a case or want to get some advice about medical support and legal representation, please contact us. We do not charge for our case evaluations and we only get paid when you get paid.