Widow Explains Importance of Motorcycle Safety
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Instructor urges safety after motorcycle deaths
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In 10 days last month, two motorcyclists lost their lives on Killeen roadways.

Spc. Jimmy Dwayne Dewitt, 23, of Cordele, Ga., was killed Sept. 20 when the motorcycle he was riding collided with a vehicle attempting to make a left turn in the 500 block of North 38th Street. The Fort Hood soldier was critically injured at the scene and later died at a hospital.

On Tuesday, 25-year-old Jeffrey Chug Durrant was pronounced dead at the scene after his motorcycle was struck by a car making a left turn at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Zephyr Road.

The nature of the two fatal accidents didn’t surprise Miles Stone, owner, founder and instructor at Austin Moto Academy.

Stone, who teaches motorcycle safety courses, said left-hand turn scenarios are common in serious accidents involving motorcycles and vehicles.

With car drivers now tempted with everything from iPods, touchscreen navigation and cellphones, Stone urges his students to be even more aware when they are out riding.

“We basically say ‘expect to be invisible,’” Stone said. “A lot of times, drivers are looking for other cars, and not motorcycles.”

According to previous Herald reports, the latest deaths bring the number of motorcyclists killed in accidents in Killeen to three so far this year. Data from the…………… continues on Killeen Daily Herald

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