List of deaths by motorcycle crash

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This is a list of people with Wikipedia articles who died in a motorcycle crash.

Road crashes[edit]

The following people with biographies in Wikipedia died in road crashes involving motorcycles:

Name Date Age Nationality Notability Make-model Displacement (cc) Location Details Source
T. E. Lawrence May 18, 1935 46 Great Britain Soldier, writer. Brough Superior SS100 Wareham, Dorset [1]
Bluey Wilkinson July 27, 1940 28 Australia Speedway rider Bondi, New South Wales
Richard Fariña April 30, 1966 29 American Musician Near Carmel, California Passenger
Duane Allman October 29, 1971 24 American Musician Harley-Davidson Sportster Macon, Georgia
Gary Gabelich January 26, 1984 43 American land speed record holder San Pedro, Los Angeles [2]
Jason McRoy August 24, 1995 23 British Downhill mountain bike rider Harley Davidson A628, Derbyshire [nb 1] [3]
Pete Conrad July 8, 1999 69 American third person to walk on the Moon 1996 Harley-Davidson Ojai, California [nb 2] [4][5]
Norifumi Abe October 7, 2007 32 Japan Motorcycle racer Yamaha XP 500 TMAX maxi-scooter 500 Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan [nb 3] [6][7]
Luc Bourdon May 29, 2008 21 Canada NHL Defensive prospect, 1st round pick of the Vancouver Canucks 2009 Suzuki GSX-R1000 1000 Lamèque, New Brunswick, Canada [8][9][10][11]
Andrea Pininfarina August 7, 2008 51 Italy Engineer and manager, CEO of Pininfarina Vespa GT60 scooter 250 Cambiano, Turin [nb 4] [12] Conditions at the time of the crash were very foggy.[13]
Atsushi Kuroi February 1, 2010 40 Japan Drifting driver [14][15]
Mitch Lucker October 31, 2012 28 American former frontman of the band Suicide Silence 2013 Harley-Davidson Huntington Beach, California, United States [16]
Ahmed Hassanein February 19, 1946 56 Egyptian Courtier and explorer
Berry Oakley November 11, 1972 24 American Musician 1967 Triumph Macon, Georgia Three blocks from where fellow Allman Brothers Band member Duane Allman had his fatal motorcycle crash [17]
Don Rich July 17, 1974 32 Musician (Buck Owens and the Buckaroos)
Bob Gassoff May 27, 1977 24 Canadian ice hockey player Near Gray Summit, Missouri, United States
Reg Armstrong 1979 Irish motorcycle racer
Stanley de Silva April 12, 1980 Sri Lankan Cricketer
John Gardner September 14, 1982 49 American Novelist Harley-Davidson Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania [18][19]
Coluche, born Michel Colucci June 19, 1986

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French Comedian
Barry Mannakee May 14, 1987 British Royal Protection Squad bodyguard and alleged lover of Diana, Princess of Wales Suzuki 400 Woodford, London Death claimed by Diana to have been arranged by security services [20][21]
Niccolò Galli February 10, 2001 Italian Footballer
Andy Kirby July 18, 2002 NASCAR Busch Series Driver 1985 Harley-Davidson White House, Tennessee [22]
Bahattin Sofuoğlu October 25, 2002 Turkish motorcycle racer
Simon Milward March 4, 2005 humanitarian motorcyclist Mali
Norberto Napolitano "Pappo" February 24, 2005 Argentine Rock musician
Sajjadul Hasan March 16, 2007 Bangladeshi Cricketer
Manjural Islam Rana March 16, 2007 Bangladeshi Cricketer
Diego Corrales May 7, 2007 American Boxer 2007 Suzuki GSXR 1000 Las Vegas, Nevada
Lenar Gilmullin June 22, 2007 Russian footballer
Antoine Demoitié March 27, 2016 Belgian Cyclist Sainte-Marie-Cappel Struck by motorbike after fall during race [23]

Stunt crashes[edit]

Name Death Age Nationality Notability Make-model Displacement (cc) Location Details Source
"Indian Larry" Desmedt August 30, 2004 55 American Motorcycle builder and stuntman Concord, North Carolina, U.S.
Butch Laswell March 10, 1996 37 American Motorcycle stunt rider Honda CR500 Mesquite, Nevada, U.S.
Joi Harris August 14, 2017 40 American Motorcycle road racer and stuntwoman Vancouver, Canada Killed while filming a motorcycle stunt http://www.thedrive.com/a-list/13482/stunt-woman-killed-in-motorcycle-accident-during-deadpool-2-filming
Dar Robinson November 21, 1986 39 American Stunt performer and actor Page, Arizona, U.S.
Corey Scott February 8, 1997 28 American Motorcycle stunt rider Miami, Florida, U.S.

Testing crashes[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "T.E. Lawrence, To Arabia and back". BBC. Retrieved 16 August 2012
  2. ^ https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2457&dat=19840127&id=eyg0AAAAIBAJ&sjid=CeEIAAAAIBAJ&pg=2540,4130331
  3. ^ BikeRadar. "In memory of Jason McRoy". BikeRadar. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  4. ^ "Third Man to Walk on Moon Dies in Motorcycle Accident". NASA. July 9, 1999.
  5. ^ Wren, Christopher S. (1999-07-10). "Pete Conrad, 69, the Third Man to Walk on the Moon, Dies After a Motorcycle Crash". The New York Times.
  6. ^ "Yamaha Release On Norick Abe's Death". SuperbikePlanet.com. Archived from the original on 2007-10-11. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  7. ^ "'Legendary rider' Norick Abe dies in motorbike, truck collision". Japan News Review. Archived from the original on 2013-08-25. Retrieved 2007-10-08.
  8. ^ The Canadian Press (2008-06-02). "Funeral For NHL Player Luc Bourdon". CityNews. Toronto. Archived from the original on 2008-06-03. Retrieved 2008-06-02.
  9. ^ "Canucks rookie Bourdon, 21, killed in motorcycle crash". ESPN. Associated Press. 2008-05-29. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  10. ^ Pynn, Larry (2008-05-29). "Bourdon's death saddens hometown fans, family". Vancouver Sun. Vancouver. Archived from the original on 2008-06-01. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  11. ^ Botchford, Jason (2008-05-29). "Family 'crushed' by Bourdon's death". CanWest News Service. Vancouver. Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  12. ^ "Designerlegende Pininfarina ist tot". Spiegel Online. 2008-08-07. Archived from the original on 10 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-10. Translation Archived 2007-10-10 at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "Andrea Pininfarina Dies in Turin Road Accident". Corrierre.it.
  14. ^ http://speedhunters.com/archive/2010/02/02/news-gt-gt-rip-atsushi-[permanent dead link] kuroi.aspx
  15. ^ Motor Mavens (2010-02-02). "NEWSWORTHY> Farewell, Atsushi Kuroi – MotorMavens | Car Culture and Photography". Motormavens.com. Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-12.
  16. ^ "Press Release: Fatal Traffic Collision" (PDF). City of Huntington Beach. November 1, 2012.
  17. ^ R. Gary Patterson (2008), Take a Walk on the Dark Side: Rock and Roll Myths, Legends, and Curses, Simon and Schuster, p. 44, ISBN 9781439103647
  18. ^ United Press International (15 September 1982), "John Gardner Killed on His Motorcycle", Schenectady Gazette, Oakland, Pennsylvania, p. 2, retrieved 2010-09-03
  19. ^ Associated Press (September 15, 1982), "Novelist Gardner dies in crash", The Milwaukee Journal, Binghamton, New York, pp. 1–8, retrieved 2010-11-09
  20. ^ Conspiracy theorists feast on inquiry into death of Diana's minder[permanent dead link] The Independent, Retrieved 1 November 2007
  21. ^ William Langley (12 December 2004), "The Mannakee File", The Daily Telegraph, London
  22. ^ BUSCH: Andy Kirby killed in accident, motorsport.com, July 20, 2002
  23. ^ "Antoine Demoitié dies following Gent-Wevelgem crash". Immediate Media. March 28, 2016.
  24. ^ Matthew Miles (23 January 2013), Rest in Peace, Kevin Ash / British journalist killed in crash at BMW R1200GS press launch, Cycle World, retrieved 2013-01-24
  1. ^ collision with a lorry
  2. ^ Veered off road and crashed.
  3. ^ Collision with a lorry, who made an illegal u-turn in front of him, when he was riding his motorcycle.
  4. ^ a car driven by a 78-year-old man maneuvered from a side street around a parked lorry and pulled directly in front of Mr. Pininfarina.