Motorcycle safety tips for drivers
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Motorcycles racing recklessly next to you on the roadway is a problem the entire state is facing. How you can protect yourself from colliding with one of these risk takers?

Daredevil motorcycle riders are taking over the roadways at high speeds. Most recently, 48 year old Patrick Bryant lost his life in Jackson while racing his bike.You Tube video we found shows motorcycle drag racing on Beasley Road in Jackson back in 2010.

It was that type of racing that was being done Friday night on Medgar Evers Boulevard that claimed the Bryant’s life.

“You hate to see someone go down,” said Jackson Police Corporal Mark Hodges. “That thought runs through your mind, that could have been me or what could have that rider done to prevent that from happening.”

Bryant lost his life after two people on motorcycles stopped traffic, holding it back on Medgar Evers Boulevard, giving Bryant and another rider the opportunity to race their bikes at a high speed. The accident happened just seconds after an SUV pulled out onto Medgar Evers colliding with Bryant.

Corporal Mark Hodges says these types of accidents are far to common not only in Jackson, but across the state.

“So, you’re always sympathetic to those types of situations,” added Hodges. “However you do have people that operate these motorcycles in a very unsafe way.”

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Former health care executive sentenced in fraud schemeATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former health care executive has been sentenced in a health care fraud scheme.

Prosecutors in Atlanta say 57-year-old Daniel Lane of St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to 18 months in prison and three years of probation in the scheme. Investigators say Lane was the chief financial officer for Compass Healthcare Inc., which is based in Missouri and has offices in Atlanta and elsewhere.

Prosecutors say Lane was responsible for billing insurance companies for certain materials and he fraudulently set up the company’s billing system so that insurance providers would be billed for the most expensive items, regardless of what the company had actually used.

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