1 Killed In Motorcycle Accident In Aurora

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – A motorcyclist was killed in a collision on Saturday evening in Aurora.

Lt. Charles DeShazer said officers received a call of two motorcycles driving southbound on Interstate 225 north of East Iliff Avenue.

“The caller stated that the motorcycles were driving recklessly and going about 75 miles per hour passing vehicles on the shoulder,” DeShazer said in a statement. “That section of highway is a posted 55 mile per hour zone. Before officers could get to the area, dispatch started receiving calls of a motorcycle accident in the 13100 block of East Iliff Avenue.”

DeShazer said two vehicles were stopped in the left and center westbound lanes of East Iliff Avenue while an adult and some children crossed the street.

“One of the motorcycles was able to negotiate around the vehicle on the left and it continued westbound without stopping. The other motorcycle struck the rear end of the vehicle that was in the center lane,” DeShazer said.

The motorcyclist that struck the vehicle was taken to a hospital and later died. His name hasn’t been released.

Nobody else was injured.

  • M White

    WHY WOULD ANYBODY BE CROSSING 225?????????????? Why would a person PARK on 225?????????????????????

    • JW

      The accident was on Iliff, at the 13000 block. That puts them on Iliff, almost to Havana. I think the 225 reference was to show that, prior to the accident, the cyclists were driving very fast down 225. They probably exited Iliff and continued driving like idiots.

  • Chris

    So are we supposed to feel sorry for this person and his family? Cause I sure don’t. Street Racing and Rice Rocket Racing has been in the news for years about the wrecks and deaths. Yet people are to stupid to listen & Pay attention. To me this is just one less idiot I have to worry about hitting me cause they think they are pro bike racers. Bet his buddy slows way down now if not selling his bike period. Although his buddy who was racing along with him should receive a ticket for exhibition of speed, public endangerment and several other charges. Time to start making these idiot’s pay for their ultimate stupidity.

    • Jessica

      You should quit being an ignorant ass hole…some of us knew him and know what an amazing person he was. Yes, they shouldn’t have been speeding but that doesn’t give you any right to speak of him with such disregard of who he and his family really are.

    • Noah

      You’re an insensitive prick, but nobody hopes you die because of a lapse of judgment.

    • Jen

      It is not that you are suppose to feel sorry for this person, however this persons family did not do a thing. As far as you know, they are no where near where this occurred and it is completely rude to say that you shouldnt feel sorr for his family. We as citizens do not have to agree with people and the choices that they make, this was a fatal incident and a family is left with out one member; that is what you should feel sorry for.

  • Ironhorse

    As a motorcycle rider that abides by the law, the stories one most reads in newspapers and online articles are of cycle riders being hit by cagers; I have years ago lost count of the times I’ve been run out of my legally occupied lane..

  • J-boy

    I saw this accident 10 ft in front of me,, right at the stop sign in front of the apartment complex. Those pedestrians should not have been crosswalking like that. Stopped the cars for about 5 seconds and then bam! A huge cracking sound, one huge spark, and then that rider on the ground. He was definitely speeding! I walked up and the guy was unconscious and had a pool of blood next to his head. This was a huge tragedy. I’m 17 and this is the first accident I’ve seen. One of the most traumatic experiences I’ve ever had.

    • Dear Friend

      Did the other rider stop to help AT ALL? Please let me knoiw it’s killing me.

      • Speed Kills

        No. He sped off, then flipped a u-turn down the street, came back and looked at the scene and then sped off again. Didn’t stop to help or check on his buddy.

  • Heather

    This was a dear friend of mine… breaks my heart. He was an amazing driver & most likely hit the car so he didn’t hit the people jaywalking. Yes he did love the speed but he was close to a pro driver. No Chris you don’t have to feel sorry for him but please next time you go to make such a disrespectful comment please remember that you too are imperfect and make mistakes. This man was a son, brother, father, fiance and friend.

    • Jessica M

      Nicely said Heather :) I dont have the kind of tactfulness you do

    • Heather H

      I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. I stopped and tried to help him the best I could. I did everything I was taught, I am so sorry this didn’t turn out different. My thoughts are with his family and friends. I also have a husband with a new for speed and he also is a great rider. People just have no idea and I am also sure he hit that person to avoid the pedestrians. It breaks my heart that this happened and that my efforts to help him did not work. You and his family our in my thoughts and prayers.

      • Heather

        Thank you. 15 years of memories & a child together makes it difficult to swallow

  • Drew

    The guy should not have been going over the speed limit regardless how good a rider he “thought” he was. I have sympathy for those left behind, but not him.

  • Aurora Guy

    I saw this accident right after this happened. Watched them give the guy CPR. There is no crosswalk there and this is a major street with 3 lanes going each way with a 40 MPH speed limit. The people crossing the street are partially responsible, but the cars that stopped are hugely responsible for his death no matter how fast he was going. The pedestrians were likely waiting in the center concrete divider waiting for traffic to clear so they could finish jaywalking, when the cars decided to break the law and stop in the middle of a busy street endangering so many lives. The pedestrians were not walking out onto the road but the cars stopped anyway. I see this all the time, people stopping in the middle of the road for someone who is not where they should be and for someone who never asked them to stop, and every time I think how they think they are being courteous but are actually endangering other people’s lives. Yeah he was speeding and should not have been, but what if it was a school bus full of children going the normal speed limit behind these stupid drivers that stopped and some of them died? Or what if the pedestrians started walking due to the stopped cars and a car in the 3rd lane hit them? Both drivers of the stopped cars should be charged with involuntary manslaughter.

    • Todd

      I agree with Aurora Guy, I live around that area and I can tell you enough how many people dart out into the streets and worst yet in the dark wearing dark clothing. The people driving might not have even had a chance to not stop before the people ran out. worse part is that I bet they didn’t even get a ticket for jaywalking.

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