Motorcycle Deaths on Rise


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KIMT NEWS 3 — A new report is showing a disturbing trend for motorcyclists in the Gopher State.

26 riders have lost their lives this year on Minnesota roads.

Last month turned out to be the deadliest so far this year as 10 riders were killed

And so far in July we’ve seen five deaths, with three of those coming on the Fourth of July.

“We have a variety of reasons, but there are just more of them on the road,” Sgt. Jacalyn Sticha of the Minnesota State Patrol said. “And motorcycles are inherently more dangerous in a crash, than being in a vehicle or a passenger vehicle.”

She adds know matter the temperature or weather; motorcyclists need to wear the proper safety equipment before hitting the road.

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