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Motorcycle Fatality in front of Bucks and the JayCees Demo Derby

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RIP

Falls City, NE

#1 Aug 6, 2011
Anyone have any more details to this horrific accident that happened out front of Bucks and the Jaycees Demo Derby Friday early evening? An older gentleman was travelling toward Falls City on his motorcycle when he passed up a car that was turning into the Jaycees Demo Derby area and ended up broadsiding a car that was pulling out from that area. He was pronounced dead at the scene. I did hear over the events loud speakers that the Sheriffs Dept. was wanting to speak to a blond haired woman in a Jayhawks tshirt that witnessed the accident. According to Buck himself, he thought the motorcyclist might be at fault. The gentleman was on his way to 71st annual Sturgis rally and had a friend riding ahead of him was unhurt. I think I speak for all of us here in saying that our hearts go out to the mans friends and family. RIP
Bill

Lincoln, NE

#2 Aug 6, 2011
He was from ohio.
Brad D

Bendena, KS

#3 Aug 7, 2011
thats 2 bad. Sturgis is coming up. PLEASE watch for the people on the motorcycles. GOD BLESS his friend & family.
think about it

Lincoln, NE

#4 Aug 7, 2011
people seen Darvo drunk buying beer before the tractor pulls. Even if the motorcycle was at fault he needs to be held accountable for being drunk behind the wheel.but that will be swept under the rug.
you think about it

Hiawatha, KS

#5 Aug 7, 2011
lots of people buy beer before. doesn't mean they are drunk. everyone says to watch out for the motorcycles, okay i agree BUT.....the motorcycles need to watch out and not think they are above the law. this guy decides to drive down the shoulder (which is illegal) and cars cannot see him.....and you are trying to blame someone else. if he'd had followed the laws, none of it would have happened to begin with!
whatever

United States

#6 Aug 7, 2011
Why are you asking for more details when it sounds like you know all about it. And if Buck said it, it just has to be true...NOT!!
RIP wrote:
Anyone have any more details to this horrific accident that happened out front of Bucks and the Jaycees Demo Derby Friday early evening? An older gentleman was travelling toward Falls City on his motorcycle when he passed up a car that was turning into the Jaycees Demo Derby area and ended up broadsiding a car that was pulling out from that area. He was pronounced dead at the scene. I did hear over the events loud speakers that the Sheriffs Dept. was wanting to speak to a blond haired woman in a Jayhawks tshirt that witnessed the accident. According to Buck himself, he thought the motorcyclist might be at fault. The gentleman was on his way to 71st annual Sturgis rally and had a friend riding ahead of him was unhurt. I think I speak for all of us here in saying that our hearts go out to the mans friends and family. RIP
Justin B

Aurora, IL

#7 Aug 8, 2011
If anyone has any more information regarding this accident, please post. This man was my uncle, a husband, a father and a grandfather. Our family is completely devistated. The sheriff there is not providing a whole lot of detail as well.
which one

Lincoln, NE

#8 Aug 8, 2011
Did the Sheriffs Dept or NSP work the accident? If NSP did, then the
sheriffs dept won't have the information youre looking for.
sad

Gardner, KS

#9 Aug 8, 2011
Justin B. Would you please give an email address so I can email you. I was there and my heart is broken for you and your family.
Thomas

Falls City, NE

#10 Aug 8, 2011
I have a little bit of experience in this area as my father was killed in an accident back in 2001. I had to go through hoops to get answers and this was a month after the accident and all paperwork had been turned in.
I do believe that the police dept. here in Falls City is unable to handle highway accidents. They do not have jurisdiction. Anytime there is a highway fatality, the Sheriffs Dept takes control of the accident scene, they also take statements from eyewitnesses, etc.
Justin, the man you need to speak with is Captain Steve Ayres. He is with the Nebraska State Patrol and the accident happened within his area. Richardson County is part of his assigned area. His office will be able to get you and your family the answers they need. I would avoid trying to talk to the local police dept and even the local sheriffs dept. Captain Steve Ayres is the man that had your uncles report on his desk this morning.
Generally speaking, when dealing with local police dept and sheriffs officers. from experience, you deal with people who are unable to give you direct answers because they themselves are not trained sufficiently on what info they can or cannot give out, which of course causes headaches for the family.
Here are some other resources that might help.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_State_P...
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-State-...
Justin B

Aurora, IL

#11 Aug 8, 2011
sad wrote:
Justin B. Would you please give an email address so I can email you. I was there and my heart is broken for you and your family.
my email is [email protected], please tell me what you know.
Sorry

United States

#12 Aug 8, 2011
We're all sorry for your family's loss.
Justin B wrote:
If anyone has any more information regarding this accident, please post. This man was my uncle, a husband, a father and a grandfather. Our family is completely devistated. The sheriff there is not providing a whole lot of detail as well.
Justin B

Aurora, IL

#13 Aug 8, 2011
Thomas wrote:
I have a little bit of experience in this area as my father was killed in an accident back in 2001. I had to go through hoops to get answers and this was a month after the accident and all paperwork had been turned in.
I do believe that the police dept. here in Falls City is unable to handle highway accidents. They do not have jurisdiction. Anytime there is a highway fatality, the Sheriffs Dept takes control of the accident scene, they also take statements from eyewitnesses, etc.
Justin, the man you need to speak with is Captain Steve Ayres. He is with the Nebraska State Patrol and the accident happened within his area. Richardson County is part of his assigned area. His office will be able to get you and your family the answers they need. I would avoid trying to talk to the local police dept and even the local sheriffs dept. Captain Steve Ayres is the man that had your uncles report on his desk this morning.
Generally speaking, when dealing with local police dept and sheriffs officers. from experience, you deal with people who are unable to give you direct answers because they themselves are not trained sufficiently on what info they can or cannot give out, which of course causes headaches for the family.
Here are some other resources that might help.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nebraska_State_P...
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nebraska-State-...
Thank you for the information, Thomas. I gave my mother and aunt Capt. Ayres name for them to contact him.
IMHO

Morrill, KS

#14 Aug 8, 2011
you think about it wrote:
lots of people buy beer before. doesn't mean they are drunk. everyone says to watch out for the motorcycles, okay i agree BUT.....the motorcycles need to watch out and not think they are above the law. this guy decides to drive down the shoulder (which is illegal) and cars cannot see him.....and you are trying to blame someone else. if he'd had followed the laws, none of it would have happened to begin with!
One of my co-workers told me today that he witnessed the accident. You and I have conflicting reports. Darveaux had just let 2 other motorcyclists pass him and then he turns in front of this gentleman who was on the highway, not the shoulder. Dont believe that is above the law. Bottom line is this. The very day I heard on the news that this was to be the new arena for the JayCee's tractor pull and demo derby I told myself someone would get hurt or killed. On the highway @60mph and most people have to cut across the on coming lane of traffic to enter the gate. Then top that off with half of the people attending under the influence. Then add in the fact that this highway is now absorbing traffic from I-29 being closed due to flooding. Doesnt make for a good scenario now does it. IMO law enforcement should have had someone sitting at the scene. There is plenty of blame to go around with this travesty and I dont see the motorcyclist anywhere near the top of this list. Somebody should be held accountable!!!!
Thomas

Falls City, NE

#15 Aug 8, 2011
I totally agree with IHMO. There should have been a lot more foresight into the situation, that could have prevented this accident. I think now is the time to get an attorney. Ultimately, someone is at fault and that needs to be addressed and determined, not in the name of someone getting a big fat settlement check, but to prevent the future loss of life. I am starting to feel uneasy about this. As was noted, with the new Jaycees area bleeding traffic into and off of the highway, the increased traffic because of the Rulo bridge, someone with the Jaycees should have reached out to the Sheriffs Dept and made a determination if traffic control was warranted. If this was not done, then that could be where the fault ultimately lies.
why them

United States

#16 Aug 8, 2011
Why should law enf been sitting at the scene? It was a private function on private property. If they were sitting at the scene people would have been bitching that the cops were out to get everybody and a different thread would be here. Blame only lies with somebody, not the cops or the JayCees.
Sue

Falls City, NE

#17 Aug 8, 2011
Cause I sent my 2 kids there with their cousin asshole. Had I known there was that amount of traffic and no traffic safety measures at the event Friday night I wouldn't have sent my kids, one of which just started driving a year ago. Of course the property is private, the highway however is NOT. And you could not be further from the truth. If someone does organize a large event, such as the Demo Derby, they are "RESPONSIBLE" for making sure the event is safe. This is inside the event and outside the event in the form of having the Sheriffs Dept provide traffic safety. Hope you aren't baby sitting any ones kids. Jeesh. I just want to cry thinking that this man was killed because people cut corners on safety. Even more so, I am horrified that it could have been my kids or someone elses.
Liz

Falls City, NE

#18 Aug 8, 2011
Sue, couldnt have said it better myself.
Butch Royse

Cincinnati, OH

#19 Aug 8, 2011
The gentleman that was killed was Ed Packard. He was leading at the time not following. He was being followed by John Betts. Both riders are from the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Ed was not passing anyone. He was just riding down the road. The pickup turned left directly in front on him. He didn't even have time to hit the brakes. He hit the pickup truck in the passenger door. Seems pretty cut and dried to me.
Luckly John Betts managed to avoid the accident and was unhurt.
IMHO

Morrill, KS

#20 Aug 8, 2011
why them wrote:
Why should law enf been sitting at the scene? It was a private function on private property. If they were sitting at the scene people would have been bitching that the cops were out to get everybody and a different thread would be here. Blame only lies with somebody, not the cops or the JayCees.
I'd rather be reading a thread about all the drunken drivers in jail than a thread about someone being killed because of ignorance and alcohol. Take off your blinders and quit being ignorant!!!!!

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