22 Year Old Springfield Man Loses Life in Preventable Motorcycle Crash
We lost yet another member of our motorcyclist community in a crash Super Bowl night that was not an accident.
Left turns are often deadly, particularly for motorcycle riders. Accidents happen; crashes are preventable. When a car or truck turns left and the driver does not look twice, the oncoming motorcyclist the driver does not see if the victim, and in car or truck crashes with motorcycles, the motorcycle loses.
Please always look at least twice before making any left turn, day or night. We send prayers to the friends and family who are dealing with this tragic event.
Springfield News-Leader Story
“Springfield police say a man died in a motorcycle crash Sunday night near the intersection of Sunshine Street and Lone Pine Avenue.
Wyatt Lafferty, 22, of Springfield, died at the hospital after he crashed his motorcycle into a minivan at about 7:20 p.m., according to a news release from the Springfield Police Department.
The release says Lafferty was driving his 2009 Honda CBR eastbound on Sunshine Street when he hit a Chrysler Town and Country minivan that was turning left to go southbound on Lone Pine.
Police say the driver of the minivan and two passengers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The crash is under investigation.”