Man killed in motorcycle crash near border between Utah, Arizona

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ST. GEORGE, Utah – A man was killed in a motorcycle accident in southern Utah Saturday evening.

Sgt. Dave Crouse of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said the accident occurred on Old Highway 91 around 5:21 p.m. about six miles northeast of the border between Utah and Arizona.

Crouse said witnesses reported the man was traveling southwest around a corner when the front of the bike began to wobble. The man drifted off the right side of the road, and when the bike made contact with the soft shoulder the man was ejected.

The victim, identified by police as 72-year-old Antonio Chiong of North Las Vegas, suffered head trauma and died. He was wearing a helmet.

The man was in the area riding with a motorcycle club.

2 comments

  • Chris Chapman

    There are a number of factors that can cause this and a number of ways to prevent it. First off bad or worn tires losing grip. Sand or dirt on the road, ruts, grooves or tar filler in cracks can all contribute to wobble and weave. Obviously the faster you are going the worse it can be. Improper breaking on corner or straight away’s can cause this. Yanking on the front brake will allow the rear tire to want to pass the front tire causing wobble or weave even on a straight away. Pulling back easy and gently until full breaking will prevent this. Weight distribution can cause wobble and weave as well. Fact is if you know your bike and have taken proper riding trainer courses all these can be taught to you. Also a VERY simple way to stop wobble and weave will be taught to you. Lay your chest down on the gas tank. Here is a video that I hope all riders watch as it can and will help you be a better rider.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvsDIq3WwVA&feature=youtu.be

    http://www.kpho.com/story/14896060/some-harley-motorcycles-plagued-by-death-wobble-5-16-2011

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