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Fatal crash on James River Bridge sparks questions about safety for motorcyclists

April 20, 2010 by · Comments Off on Fatal crash on James River Bridge sparks questions about safety for motorcyclists 

A freak accident on the James River Bridge on Saturday night has raised new questions about the safety on local bridges for motorcyclists.

Garlon Turner, 60, of Suffolk was traveling south on the James River Bridge when a strong wind gust flipped his 2007 Harley Davidson over. State Police and safety instructors say they might never know how fast the gust of wind was, but there are steps motorcyclists can take to enhance safety.

Melanie Stokes, a spokeswoman for the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, said motorcyclists need to exercise great caution whenever going over bridges or overpasses.

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