Motorcyclist dies on Trans Labrador Highway

Colin MacLean
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Another motorcyclist has died on the province's highways.

RCMP in Happy Valley-Goose Bay report a fatal crash occurred on the on the Trans Labrador Highway at about 1 p.m. on Monday.

The scene was about 100 km west of that community.

The victim has been identified as a 32-year-old man from the United States. His name and home community are being withheld for now.

Preliminary investigation of the crash indicates that the man's motorcycle collided with another vehicle.

This accident follows another motorcycle death near St. John’s on Saturday. A 50-year-old man from Paradise died in that crash.

Organizations: RCMP, Trans Labrador Highway

Geographic location: Labrador, Happy Valley, Goose Bay United States

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Recent comments

    June 29, 2012 - 01:30

    Preliminary information from the RCMP indicates that the motorcyclist traveling at a reasonable speed, was passed by a truck, and truck driver stopped abruptly after the truck pulled in front of the motorcyclist. The deceased was most likely lost in the cloud of dust and dirt behind the truck when it stopped.

  • Stop & Think Please
    June 23, 2012 - 22:37

    How about thinking of the family of these two men?Whether it was speeding, something else that we don't know about because we weren't there, or God said that it was just their time - these men are gone and it was a terrible tragedy. Think of their families and please stop criticizing. What is done is done.

  • Frank Novatsky
    June 20, 2012 - 02:04

    Rest In Peace, Riders. kodiakfrank

  • jkg
    June 19, 2012 - 13:11

    It's funny how our biases come out. "Another One" asks, "so how fast was he going to rear end another vehicle on a bike?" And I was thinking 1) why was another vehicle stopped on the road or 2) sounds like some dick slammed on his brakes to make a point. Eddie wasn't known as a hot-dog or a reckless rider. It's a sad situation.

    • you're not allowed to stop on the road
      June 20, 2012 - 10:43

      what is your point JKG; sad; yes; but you are suppose to have care and control of your vehicle/bike/ motor whatever; at all times; cars stop; people brake for everything; dogs; moose; children; potholes; etc etc

  • Brad
    June 19, 2012 - 12:10

    This is very sad. The victim was a highly respected member of our community and we are devastated over this loss. Please be respectful - we don't even know if the truck was moving yet, or how fast. Can we wait until we have actual facts before we start criticising the victim? And by the way, if and when you ever reach the age of fifty you may not think of it is being "old". It sneaks up on you very quickly - if you're lucky.

    • respectfully asking questions
      June 19, 2012 - 13:14

      Brad; my condolences/prayers go out to this american fellow; just asking questions; dude i am gonna see 50 sooner or later; God Willing; just asking why these fellows OLD guys; drive these huge bikes; when they'd be better off driving a 185 Honda twinstar; or little dirt bike; something they can HOLD UP; and control; i think old people riding/driving these bikes should be road tested when they get old; 50/60/70; for safety of themselves and other drivers and people walking along the road; i'd never get a big bike again at my age; especially the size of them now; one time a 1100 or 1000 CC bike was big; now thats just a puppy; they got engine now the size of small car; Dude

  • another one
    June 19, 2012 - 09:32

    another one; again this story omits that this fellow in labrador actually rear ended a car/truck other vehicle; so how fast was he going to rear end another vehicle on a bike; also the fellow just outside of stjohns another old guy; 50 or so; driving huge bike; hits the bridge; the side of the bridge; the end of the bridge on this huge bike; what is going on again with these old fellows driving these huge bikes?