Motorcyclist struck, killed

Motorcyclist struck, killed

There are 17 comments on the News-Topic story from Oct 24, 2009, titled Motorcyclist struck, killed. In it, News-Topic reports that:

A Lenoir woman was killed Thursday night when the motorcycle she was riding collided with a van near Smith Crossroads in Lenoir.

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Lenny

United States

#1 Oct 27, 2009
A van traveling west turns left in front of a motorcycle traveling east. The motorcycle hits the van in the eastbound lane. The Lenoir Police Department is unable to determine the cause of the crash??? No charges are filed???
I just wonder how those questions would be answered if the van had been driven by Jessica Ormand and Kimberly Prestwood had been on the motorcycle.
Caldwell Observer

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#2 Oct 27, 2009
Jessica's son is in my daughter's class at William Lenoir. This is such a sad story.
Geesh

West Monroe, LA

#3 Oct 27, 2009
Why do you ask that? Accidents do happen and sometimes charges are not filed. She didn't set out to commit murder or manslaughter and decide to kill a lady on a motorcycle. Maybe she didn't see the motorcyle. What do you charge her with?..Failure to see a motorcyle? It would be different if Kimberly Prestwood was drunk, then you have negligence on her part and could charge her with numerous infractions.

I feel bad for both the Ormand's and the Prestwood's. They will have to deal with this for the rest of their lives. How would you feel if you accidentally killed someone and then read something like this?
E Z RIDER

Rougemont, NC

#4 Oct 27, 2009
Lenny wrote:
A van traveling west turns left in front of a motorcycle traveling east. The motorcycle hits the van in the eastbound lane. The Lenoir Police Department is unable to determine the cause of the crash??? No charges are filed???
I just wonder how those questions would be answered if the van had been driven by Jessica Ormand and Kimberly Prestwood had been on the motorcycle.
Does Ms. Prestwood have some influence with the Lenoir Police or the town of Lenoir? This does sound odd,as it appears that at least she would have been cited for failure to yeild right of way. Hopefully the family will demand an explanation of why there were no charges filed. As a rider myself, motorcyclist are treated as if they are non existent on the highways and is a constant obstacle course trying to avoid vehicles that do not allow you right of way. I would like to send condolences to the family of Mrs. Ormand. You are in our prayers.
Angela

Midland, NC

#5 Oct 27, 2009
E Z RIDER wrote:
<quoted text> Does Ms. Prestwood have some influence with the Lenoir Police or the town of Lenoir? This does sound odd,as it appears that at least she would have been cited for failure to yeild right of way. Hopefully the family will demand an explanation of why there were no charges filed. As a rider myself, motorcyclist are treated as if they are non existent on the highways and is a constant obstacle course trying to avoid vehicles that do not allow you right of way. I would like to send condolences to the family of Mrs. Ormand. You are in our prayers.
It is bad, but when I want to put some excitement between my legs it ain't going to be not rice rocket. Let ole bbg and her type have them Harleys and all them other ones too. Not for me though.
Sandy

United States

#6 Oct 27, 2009
Only a fool would ride these damn things! A parent with a brain would never allow their child to have a motor bike of any kind.
SQUASH!!!SMASH!!! YUK!!!
Liberal Larry

United States

#7 Nov 6, 2009
Think I will get rid of the bike and contact Angela!

“Logic Dictates All”

Since: Feb 09

Lenoir

#8 Nov 6, 2009
Sandy wrote:
Only a fool would ride these damn things! A parent with a brain would never allow their child to have a motor bike of any kind.
SQUASH!!!SMASH!!! YUK!!!
This thread needs to end. Congratulations on calling a dead friend of mine a fool and then making fun of the situation. I hope you die alone and unloved.
joy castleton

Nebo, NC

#9 Nov 25, 2009
my thoughts and prayers go out to both familys.kimberly prestwood is my sister in law, she is one the nicest most generous people i know.this accident has tormented both families. may god keep everyone touched by this accident in his love and care.I love you kimmy
The Truth

AOL

#10 Nov 25, 2009
E Z RIDER wrote:
<quoted text> Does Ms. Prestwood have some influence with the Lenoir Police or the town of Lenoir? This does sound odd,as it appears that at least she would have been cited for failure to yeild right of way. Hopefully the family will demand an explanation of why there were no charges filed. As a rider myself, motorcyclist are treated as if they are non existent on the highways and is a constant obstacle course trying to avoid vehicles that do not allow you right of way. I would like to send condolences to the family of Mrs. Ormand. You are in our prayers.
Sadly for you motorcyclists, the vehicles you ride are not much larger than a regular bike and are much more difficult to see than a car. I fear these type of accidents will continue to happen unabated.
E Z RIDER

Rougemont, NC

#11 Nov 25, 2009
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly for you motorcyclists, the vehicles you ride are not much larger than a regular bike and are much more difficult to see than a car. I fear these type of accidents will continue to happen unabated.
My bike is twice the size of a regular bike and has a set of running lights, two driving lights and a large headlight which stay on day or night. When you see that many lights on the highway coming in your direction, it would be a very good bet that there is a motorcycle attached to them. The whole problem is that people do not pay attention or even look half the time to see if anything is coming. I also drive a truck and have never had a problem in being able to see a motorcycle approaching. Seventy five percent of all motorcycle accidents are caused by automobiles and their careless drivers. Motorcyclist are among the most attentive and careful drivers on the highway. We have to be in order to be able to react to what the operators of automobiles are going to do next.
The Truth

AOL

#12 Nov 25, 2009
I would think sideswipes would be a major source of accidents. Lights would not help much in that case although size would.
E Z RIDER

Rougemont, NC

#13 Nov 25, 2009
The Truth wrote:
I would think sideswipes would be a major source of accidents. Lights would not help much in that case although size would.
Not a major source.
E Z RIDER

Rougemont, NC

#14 Nov 25, 2009
Sorry for the double post. You may search Motorcycle accident statistics for data.
jjk

Black Mountain, NC

#15 Nov 25, 2009
E Z RIDER wrote:
<quoted text> My bike is twice the size of a regular bike and has a set of running lights, two driving lights and a large headlight which stay on day or night. When you see that many lights on the highway coming in your direction, it would be a very good bet that there is a motorcycle attached to them. The whole problem is that people do not pay attention or even look half the time to see if anything is coming. I also drive a truck and have never had a problem in being able to see a motorcycle approaching. Seventy five percent of all motorcycle accidents are caused by automobiles and their careless drivers. Motorcyclist are among the most attentive and careful drivers on the highway. We have to be in order to be able to react to what the operators of automobiles are going to do next.
Good points. Motorcycles are often overlooked by careless drivers. I hope that cell phones use becomes prohibitied when driving. Yes, I have a cell phone, but I don't talk and drive. I see so many careless people do stupid stuff while driving, because they are talking on a phone.
Greg Walker

Springdale, AR

#16 Oct 25, 2011
I Knew Jessica At The Time Of The Accident. We Had Just Months Eariler Took A Ride To The "Dragon"
She Loved To Ride.. Period.. Accidents Are Tragic For All Involved. Blame Now Does No Good! She Is Gone To A Better Place. I Miss Her And Always Will I've Been "Foolish" My Life At Times. But Riding A Bike Is Not I've Ridden For 20 Years And Would Have Never Gotten To Know Her Without My Two-Wheeled Passion.

Love You Jessica
Greg
Kevin Volz

New York, NY

#17 Feb 14, 2013
The Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Sadly for you motorcyclists, the vehicles you ride are not much larger than a regular bike and are much more difficult to see than a car. I fear these type of accidents will continue to happen unabated.
Would your comments be the same if it had been a child she hadn't seen and killed. A motorcycle is larger than a child and has lights but somehow it's ok for for people to run over motorcycles, kill the rider and then claim "I didn't see them" with no outcry.

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