After spate of crashes, motorcyclists tell drivers: Look twice
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By David Breen, Orlando Sentinel
December 9, 2012

(Jacob Langston, Orlando Sentinel / Dec 09, 2012)

After a series of fatal crashes throughout Central Florida in recent weeks, more than a hundred motorcyclists turned out Sunday at an east Orlando intersection to urge drivers to be more cautious.

Seven motorcyclists have died since last month in crashes with automobile drivers who did not see them until it was too late. One of those killed was Cullen Ryan of Oviedo, who died Tuesday morning when a driver turned into his path.

On Sunday, a cross bearing Ryan’s name was planted at the intersection of Alafaya Trail and McCulloch Road, topped with his battered motorcycle helmet. A photo of the 28-year-old stood at the base of the cross.

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