Authorities Warn Against the Dangers of Stunt Motorcycles After Fatal Accidents
KENNEWICK, Wash.-- Washington State patrol Troopers and police officers are warning against the dangers of stunt motorcycles. This comes after two young men died in Washington over the weekend while performing stunts on their bikes.
Troopers say 22-year-old in Snohomish County was performing stunts, lost control, and hit the guard rail. Another 22-year-old in Seattle was "popping wheelies" on an elevated freeway in Seattle when he crashes and was throwing over the guard rail, landing on the ground below.
Officers say there are stunt bikers in the Tri-Cities, but don't consider it a huge problem here, and they want to keep it that way.
They say it's not only dangerous, but it's also illegal. Sergeant Randy Maynard explains, "It would be considered a reckless driving citation. That's a misdemeanor offense, punishable by up to 90 days in jail, and an associated fine if the court finds that you've committed the offense."