STATEWIDE – Deadly motorcycle crashes in Maine are up. The number has already doubled from last year.
Now state police are trying to figure out why.
In Hiram yesterday – a husband and wife were killed when police say a pickup truck was driving in the wrong lane and hit them. That crash is still under investigation.
The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety says this will be the deadliest year for motorcycle deaths since 1991. State Police are analyzing crash reports and looking for trends in these fatal accidents to try to pinpoint any major factors.
Meanwhile – motorcyclists we spoke to say there are things all drivers can do to try to prevent them.
“You can’t control other people, so you really have to be responsible and try to do the best you can to control what you can control and really just hope and ask the community hey, know we’re out there.” Keith Liberty, Big Moose Harley Davidson
“All the bikers need to ride defensively, there’s a lot of new people riding motorcycles especially young guys and they think they’re bullet proof and they’re not and people driving the cars, look for us” John Dodd, Motorcyclist