The Muskegon Motorcycle Gang, a group of a dozen Michigan motorcyclists who ride together, visited Wisconsin as part of their annual Bridge Run. They were on their way back home when Clinton Lovelace, 25, crossed the median and collided with 10 members of the gang.
One motorcyclist, Daniel Lee Winsemius, 59, died at the scene. Three other motorcyclists, along with Lovelace, were airlifted from the scene due to their injuries. Five others received medical attention for nonlife-threatening injuries.
Lovelace faces six charges: one count of second-degree reckless homicide, one count of bail-jumping, three counts of second-degree reckless injury and one count of second-degree reckless endangerment. Lovelace was on two prescription medications at the time. He told police that he does not remember taking medication or anything about the motorcycle accident. When asked by nurses about a syringe in his pocket, he said he did not know how it got there.
The Lake Express Ferry returned Winsemius’s body to his hometown of Town Lake, Michigan. The Muskegon Motorcycle Gang, along with hundreds of friends and family members, gathered along the shore to welcome him home.
This tragic story shows how at-risk motorcyclists are. One car, in seconds, injured 10 riders at the same time. Motorcycles expose their riders to the open air and to higher risks. One slip-up (or several, according to Lovelace’s docket) can have permanent, life-ending consequences. Always stay focused on the road, and keep an extra eye out for motorcycles during the summer months.
If or someone you know sustained injuries in a motorcycle accident, call our motorcycle injury attorneys at The Metier Law Firm, LLC today. The consultation is free, and the results could prove invaluable.
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