March 27, 2010 by Buy a Used Motorcycle
3 Arizonans and 1 Louisianan were killed in one of the worst Motorcycle Accidents ever seen by Arizona Safety Officials. The accident happened last Thursday when a dump truck driven by Michael J. Jakscht slammed into a group of riders that were stopped at a red light in north Phoenix. Five other riders were also injured in the crash.
The driver Michael J. Jakscht, 46 years old, received minor injuries from the accident and showed no signs of impairment afterwards. Early reports indicate Jakscht was eastbound on Carefree Highway when he failed to control his speed and collided with the rear of the eight motorcycles and four other vehicles.
Local newspapers are claiming Jakscht currently has two pending speeding tickets, both issued this month.
The American Motorcyclist Association also released a statement that read, ‘The AMA expresses its heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims in Thursday’s large motorcycle crash in Phoenix,’ noting they ‘remained concerned about incident and are looking into the circumstances surrounding this tragedy.’
Buy a Used Motorcycle sends our thoughts and prayers to the families of the victims. We also wish a speedy recovery to the riders who sustained injuries from the accident.