Three Die in Unrelated Animal-Motorcycle Accidents

Three men have died within the span of a month from animal-motorcycle collisions in Wisconsin.

The first collision occurred on Monday, June 6, 2011 when Dale Hart, 51, of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, collided with a wolf. Hart’s bike went into a skid and he was thrown from the bike. Both Hart and the wolf were killed in the collision.

The second collision occurred on Saturday, June 11, 2011 when Terry Holmgren, 67, of Eagle River, Wisconsin, collided with a turkey.

The third collision occurred on Monday, June 13, 2011 when Craig Vick, 50, of Osceola collided with a deer and was thrown from his bike.

All three men were not wearing helmets.

Dan Joling, a motorcycle safety instructor at Harley-Davidson Wausau advises that riders should make sure they can see a good distance ahead while riding and should never swerve and break at the same time. If a rider encounters an obstacle, he should square the handlebars, keep his head and eyes up and break as quick and straight as possible using both brakes. Joling also encourages all riders to wear sturdy protective gear, including helmets.

If you or someone you know has been injured, or killed, in a motorcycle collision, a motorcycle accident attorney can provide guidance.

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