Fatal motorcycle accident shuts down ...

Fatal motorcycle accident shuts down part of Route 6

There are 80 comments on the WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut story from Mar 23, 2008, titled Fatal motorcycle accident shuts down part of Route 6. In it, WTNH Hartford, New Haven and Connecticut reports that:

Preliminary investigation indicates that a motorcycle heading Eastbound on Colt Road struck a passenger car which was traveling Westbound.

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dan

United States

#21 Mar 24, 2008
a friend wrote:
terrible thing to happen to a wonderful guy. Our hearts are heavy, we'll miss you terribly. My prayers go out to your family.
where was he from ?
Duncan

Stamford, CT

#22 Mar 24, 2008
He was a hell of a guy.
We are gonna miss you man. Rest in Peace Bro.
West Haven

Wallingford, CT

#23 Mar 24, 2008
I have to admit, motorcycle season makes me very nervous. I sincerely hope this is not the first on many this year.
gpj

Durham, CT

#24 Mar 24, 2008
RIP You will always be with us.
SpeedZilla

Providence, RI

#25 Mar 24, 2008
Go with God bro. I will miss you and whatever happened, I know you tried to avoid it. It will be a lonely riding season with you not around.
Gilly

Fairfield, CT

#26 Mar 24, 2008
The world is now missing an extraordinary person who change many peoples lives. Always a smile, kind word, always went out of his way to make everyone happy and feel apart of whatever event he was attending. I don't know what happened but I am pretty sure he wasn't showing off like a previous poster stated..he had so much skill and talent that this should never have happened!

We will miss you and know that you will forever be in our hearts and memories especially with your on BoRn!
a relative

Denver, CO

#27 Mar 24, 2008
I've been crying all day. Thank you all for your kind words. He was an amazing young man with such a promising future.
a relative

Denver, CO

#28 Mar 24, 2008
and I have no idea why that just posted as "Denver, CO" when I'm in Texas.
LINDA G

United States

#29 Mar 24, 2008
dan wrote:
<quoted text>
where was he from ?
HE WAS FROM FARMINGTON, CT.
News Watcher

Boston, MA

#30 Mar 24, 2008
a witness wrote:
a few observations...
1) It sucks that he died, RIP
2) This was by no means the cars fault (someone in the car went to the hospital because of his carelessness)
3) I was 2-3 cars in front of the car he hit head-on and thankful that he missed me
4) He gunned the throttle, sped around traffic, easily going 15-20+ over speed limit on an uphill section of road, and his bike started to wobble violently
5) He ended up wiping out and (presumably) smacking head on into oncoming traffic (I did not see the actual impact in my rear view mirror)
6) No one cut him off or forced his aggressive driving
7) The only reason I was even watching my mirror was that I was expecting him to do a wheelie
8) He chose a very poor time on a busy road to be a showoff with his bike
9) Motorcycle drivers like him give the rest a bad reputation
10) Again, no disrespect .. just stating the facts
Can we have a real witness, not an imaginary one? EMS personnel on the scene said he smashed head-on into the car (with no implication given as to whose fault it was). Don't people have anything better to do than come onto news pages of tragedies like this and make up crap to get their kicks?
Catherine

Plattsburgh, NY

#31 Mar 24, 2008
If you witnessed it. Call the number on the bottom of the screen and tell them what you have seen. You know what really happened. instead of everyone assuming false things.
Catherine

Plattsburgh, NY

#32 Mar 24, 2008
a witness wrote:
a few observations...
1) It sucks that he died, RIP
2) This was by no means the cars fault (someone in the car went to the hospital because of his carelessness)
3) I was 2-3 cars in front of the car he hit head-on and thankful that he missed me
4) He gunned the throttle, sped around traffic, easily going 15-20+ over speed limit on an uphill section of road, and his bike started to wobble violently
5) He ended up wiping out and (presumably) smacking head on into oncoming traffic (I did not see the actual impact in my rear view mirror)
6) No one cut him off or forced his aggressive driving
7) The only reason I was even watching my mirror was that I was expecting him to do a wheelie
8) He chose a very poor time on a busy road to be a showoff with his bike
9) Motorcycle drivers like him give the rest a bad reputation
10) Again, no disrespect .. just stating the facts
If you witnessed it. Call the number on the bottom of the screen and tell them what you have seen. You know what really happened. instead of everyone assuming false things.
Nismo

New York, NY

#33 Mar 24, 2008
you will be missed bro bro and i speak on behalf of all of your buddies and family. no matter what happened here like other have said it will not bring back our friend and it is very sad and shocking when something like this hits so close to home like this one. either way, RIP man and my prayers go out to all friends and family.
awful

West Hartford, CT

#34 Mar 24, 2008
absolutely terrible, my best wishes to his friends and family. I have a sinking fealing that this may have been a friend, could someone please post his name or if he rode with Matt Parsons and that crew?
gone in a flash

Newington, CT

#35 Mar 24, 2008
awful wrote:
absolutely terrible, my best wishes to his friends and family. I have a sinking fealing that this may have been a friend, could someone please post his name or if he rode with Matt Parsons and that crew?
names are posted on wfsb.com ... his name was Reed St. Pierre
Nismo

New York, NY

#36 Mar 24, 2008
such a great loss, he was such a good kid and many will will miss him.
Saw the whole thing

Manchester, CT

#37 Mar 24, 2008
Sad wrote:
You could be the most careful person in the world on a motorcycle and it does not matter. People do not watch what they are doing and do not pay attention when they drive. I use to have a Harley, I could not tell you how many times I was cut off. They would pull in front of me or start turning into my lane without even looking. The wife made me sell when I was almost killed on it by a young female driver. She was on her CELL PHONE when she cliped the back of my bike. I lived but could not walk for 3 months. I bet the driver of the bike was cut off.
You were not there. We were directly behind the BMW and the rider. They passed us at well over the speed limit. Like I said in the other posting, the rider popped a wheelie and lost control, wobbling back and forth before crossing the double yellow line into oncoming traffic. There was not a thing the person who hit him could have done differently. It is NOT the fault of the driver of the car, he had no where to go. Unfortunately, it was bad judgement on the motorcyclist. Our vehicle and a Honda were the closest behind the BMW and bike. My sympathy to the friends and family of the victim. He did not suffer and was gone on impact.
Ned from bristol

Bristol, CT

#38 Mar 24, 2008
a witness wrote:
a few observations...
1) It sucks that he died, RIP
2) This was by no means the cars fault (someone in the car went to the hospital because of his carelessness)
3) I was 2-3 cars in front of the car he hit head-on and thankful that he missed me
4) He gunned the throttle, sped around traffic, easily going 15-20+ over speed limit on an uphill section of road, and his bike started to wobble violently
5) He ended up wiping out and (presumably) smacking head on into oncoming traffic (I did not see the actual impact in my rear view mirror)
6) No one cut him off or forced his aggressive driving
7) The only reason I was even watching my mirror was that I was expecting him to do a wheelie
8) He chose a very poor time on a busy road to be a showoff with his bike
9) Motorcycle drivers like him give the rest a bad reputation
10) Again, no disrespect .. just stating the facts
First off if you were a witness why are you posting it here? You should be tell the police what happened.I was also wondering if you were watching him through your mirror who was watching the road for you while you drive.Since you descibed it so well you where watching for a good 10-20 seconds while you where driving down a mountain at 50+mph. Also i was just wondering if you stopped or just kept going since YOU WILL NOT POST THIS COMMENT WITH YOUR REAL NAME. HAVE SOME RESPECT FOR THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS FOR ALL THAT WAS INVOLVED FOR THE MOTORCYCLIST AND THE CAR DRIVER. WE HAVE LOST A FRIEND A BROTHER AND A SON HERE. THE LAST THING WE NEED NOW IS SOMEONE LIKE YOU TO DISRESPECT HIS NAME. PLEASE LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS LIKE THIS FOR THE WATERCOOLER TALK DINNER TABLE OR BAR. YOU DID NOT KNOW THIS PERSON. IF YOU DID YOU WOULD SAY THE WORLD IS A SADDER PLACE WITH OUT HIM NOW.
Jin

Elizabethtown, NC

#39 Mar 24, 2008
RIP
GSXRchica

United States

#40 Mar 24, 2008
Today, our heads low, hearts heavy, and stomachs tied in knots. The shock of loosing a friend and fellow rider last night is almost to hard to believe. Reed was a wonderful person who touched the lives of so many people. He will be greatly missed.
<P>we miss you already! RIP
<P> ~B~

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