Motorcyclist Killed During High-Speed Police Chase

LOWELL (AP) – A 43-year-old motorcyclist has been killed in a high-speed chase with police in mid-Michigan’s Ionia County.

The Grand Rapids Press reports that the motorcyclist lost control in a curve, hit a guard rail and slammed into a utility pole about 3:15 am. Saturday while being pursued by Lowell police.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s name was not released.

Speeds reportedly reached 90 mph during the chase.

The chase started in Lowell, about 16 miles east of Grand Rapids. The crash is under investigation.

Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.

  • Crash McCar

    The fast lane to a Permanent Dream Cruise: Add this guy’s name to the list of 2011 Michigan Highway Fatalities roster.

    Again, I remind people driving vehicles the kinetic energy of the system is very large at high speeds. It is this energy that must be dissipated in a crash and the human body isn’t strong enough to absorb the dissipation through forces of impact, Coulomb friction, viscous friction, structural deformations and thermodynamic heat.

    Drive within the speed limit and even then, drive safely

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