I finally found out more about the dead person I saw on Saturday. A motorcycle crashed into the back of an SUV that was waiting to turn left. Apparently the driver of the motorcycle wasn’t paying attention because the SUV had been stopped for a while waiting to make the turn. The driver was airlifted to a hospital where he is still in critical condition and the woman passenger died of massive head injuries. Neither was wearing a helmet. They were husband and wife and in their 60s.

There aren’t any helmet laws in this state. You hardly ever see anyone wearing a helmet on a motorcycle. I think that’s crazy. I came from a state with helmet laws so seeing people without a helmet looks weird to me. Everyone I know with motorcycles are adamantly against helmets because “no one can tell me what to do.” I sure hope that when they are laying on the road with massive head injuries they are glad no one bossed them around.