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Motorcyclist Dies in High-Speed Indianapolis Motorcycle Accident

May 6, 2011 – Indianapolis, Indiana – A motorcyclist was killed on Wednesday in a high-speed crash on the city’s East Side.

According to a report at Fox 59 WXIN, the fatal Indianapolis motorcycle accident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Police say the victim was riding with another motorcyclist on Massachusetts Avenue when the pair attempted to pass a FedEx truck near the intersection with Producers Lane.

The victim accelerated sharply to pass the truck, but failed to see a white car that had turned onto the road. The motorcycle crashed head-on into the car, throwing the victim to the pavement. Pictures from the scene show a small white sedan with significant front-end damage. The motorcycle is not pictured.

The victim was wearing a motorcycle helmet, but police say he was pronounced dead at the scene. His injuries included a broken neck. Police have identified him as a man from Indianapolis; his age was not released.

It does not appear that the driver of the car was injured. Police are still investigating this fatal crash and will attempt to determine if alcohol played a role.

As a service to the residents of Indianapolis, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Indiana that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common Indianapolis accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • single-car accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by distracted drivers or aggressive driving.