According to Massachusetts police, a 38-year-old man was killed in a motorcycle crash on Saturday afternoon around 3:15pm. The man was reportedly riding a 2011 Victory Jackpot motorcycle when he lost control, swerving into the breakdown lane and hitting the guardrail.
The cyclist sustained serious injuries when he was ejected over the guardrail. He was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. As of Sunday, Troop H of the Massachusetts State Police were investigating the circumstances of the motorcycle accident.
Massachusetts issues motorcycle (class M) permits and licenses to those over the age of 16 who have not had a driver’s license revoked. Those with a Class M permit are not permitted to carry passengers and may only drive during daylight hours. Those over 18 with a valid Class M permit may apply for a Class M license. Those 16 ½ and older who have successfully completed all JOL requirements and the Massachusetts Rider Education Program (MREP) may also apply with parental consent.
Source: Rhode Island man dies in motorcycle accident on I-495 in Plainville, WickedLocal.com, October 31, 2010
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