31 Mar Scottsdale Charity Ride Ends in Fatal Motorcycle Accident
A charity motorcycle ride intended to raise funds for the Special Olympics of Arizona ended in a fatal motorcycle accident in Scottsdale this past weekend, killing a married couple.
The ride, which was officially known as Chester’s Torch Ride, took riders through various parts of downtown Scottsdale, and advertising for the event specifically noted that the ride would be the “largest police escorted ride.” According to some riders who participated in the event, such advertising led many to believe that all of the intersections along the route would be shut down, with law enforcement officials directing traffic throughout the event.
What ended up happening, however, was that intersections were only sporadically shutdown, leading to much confusion among riders. Ultimately, it seems that this confusion may have played a central role in causing the fatal motorcycle accident, as the couple who died reportedly ran a red light (at the intersection of Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. and Thunderbird Rd.) and ran into a vehicle.
Investigation into Fatal Motorcycle Accident Continues
At this point, Scottsdale police are still investigating this fatal motorcycle accident, trying to uncover whether criminal negligence may have been involved. Although details regarding the progress and findings of this investigation have yet to be released, Scottsdale police have stated that:
- The advertising that hyped this ride as the “largest police escorted ride” were intended to mean that officers would be riding with other participants, rather than escorting riders through each intersection by stopping/directing traffic.
- Regardless of the advertising for this ride, participants were still expected to comply with all traffic laws.
Just how this investigation will turn out remains to be seen. However, it currently seems as though there may be some liability for the organizers of this event (at the very least).
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