Another Cage Takes a Motorcyclist’s Life
A Tragic Reminder of the Deadly Consequences Distracted 4-Wheel Drivers Can Cause
On Friday night, March 20th John Brixey from Weaubleau died after his motorcycle was rear-ended by a 4-wheel driver in Humansville, Missouri.
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, John Brixey, 57, was driving a 1982 Yamaha FZ750 when a 2005 Toyota Corolla struck the back of the bike on MO 13 at Route N at around 8:05 p.m.
Brixey died at the scene. The driver of the car was uninjured, according to the Patrol.
I don’t know the details, and would have to wait to get them before having a final opinion, but after representing motorcycle riders after senseless crashes all the way from trial to the Missouri Supreme Court over the last 32 years, I have a pretty good hunch that this was a distracted driver rear ending a motorcyclist.
Ever since the release of the iPhone 7 1/2 years ago, smart phones have exploded, everyone has one, and my clients with rear end crashes have nearly tripled!
Many are in broad daylight!
Whatever the facts, there’s no excuse to rear end a motorcyclist, period.
Please put it down, don’t drive while intexticated, and be much more aware of motorcyclists on our roads!
They are dads, moms, sons and daughters, too!