Sturgis Rally-related crashes so far in 2020 up from last year

AUGUST 10:

(Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 8, 2020 to 6 a.m. Monday August 10, 2020)

August 10 Sturgis Rally Tally

Fatal Crashes:

None.

Injury Crashes:

According to Monday’s updated numbers for the 2020 Sturgis Rally from the South Dakota Highway Patrol, the number of Injury-related accidents is up (12 in 2019; 20 in 2020).

The total number of crashes stands at 30, up from 25.

Misdemeanor Drug arrests are also up 79 to 64. The Rapid City District has seized $776.00 up from $0 on the same date in 2019.

No fatal accidents have been reported.


 Note: This crash happened Saturday, August 8: At 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Whitewood Service Road, three miles east of Whitewood: A 2009 Harley Davidson was westbound on the Whitewood Service Road when the driver lost control while traveling through standing water. The 60-year-old male driver was not wearing a helmet and sustained minor injuries. No charges are pending.

At 9:32 a.m., Sunday, Vanocker Canyon Road, mile marker 11, five miles south of Sturgis: A 2003 Harley Davidson FLH was northbound on Vanocker Canyon Road when the driver failed to negotiate a right hand curve. The vehicle collided with a guardrail. The 66-year-old male driver, who was wearing a helmet, received life-threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 10 a.m., Sunday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 44, four miles east of Deadwood: A 2015 Harley Davidson FLHX was eastbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver attempted to make a U-turn in a no-passing zone. The motorcycle collided with a westbound 2000 Harley Davidson FXD. The 74-year-old male driver of the FLHX motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and received minor injuries. Charges are pending against him. The 61-year-old female passenger was wearing a helmet and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. The 69-year-old male driver of the FXD motorcycle was not wearing a helmet and received serious non-life threatening injuries.

At 12:49 p.m., Sunday, North Rochford Road, two miles north of Rochford: A 2018 Harley Davidson motorcycle was northbound on North Rochford Road when the driver failed to negotiate a right hand curve. The vehicle went off the roadway and into a ravine. The 73-year-old male driver, who was wearing a helmet, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 3:50 p.m., Sunday, Exit 46 westbound off ramp, Piedmont city limits: A 2012 Toyota Camry was stopped at the stop sign at the exit 46 westbound off ramp of Interstate 90, but did not yield the right of way to a 2009 Honda motorcycle eastbound on Elk Creek Road. The vehicle collided with the motorcycle. The 21-year-old female driver of the Toyota was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Charges are pending against her. The 35-year-old female driver of the motorcycle, who was wearing a helmet, suffered minor injuries.

At 4:30 p.m., Sunday, South Dakota Highway 87, mile marker 65, six miles northeast of Custer: A 2007 Harley Davidson Road King was southbound on South Dakota Highway 87 when he failed to maintain his lane and went off the roadway. The 66-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 6:24 p.m., Sunday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 52, two miles southwest of Sturgis: A 1992 Harley Davidson FXRP was northbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver lost control while negotiating a curve. The motorcycle entered the east ditch and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The 28-year-old male driver, who was wearing a helmet, suffered minor injuries. No charges are pending.


AUGUST 9:

(Compiled from 6 a.m. Saturday August 8, 2020 to 6 a.m. Sunday August 9, 2020)

August 9 Sturgis Rally Daily Information

On August 9 of 2020, the number of Injury crashes from the same date in 2019 were reported to be up from nine to 12 per the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

DUI Arrests (26 in 2020; 22 in 2019) and Misdemeanor Drug Arrests (41 in 2020; 31 in 2019) were also up.


Fatal Crashes:

None.

Injury Crashes:

 

At 8 a.m., Saturday, South Dakota Highway 44, two miles southwest of White River: A 2012 Ford Fusion was northbound when the driver lost control and the vehicle went into the west ditch. The female driver, 28, suffered no injuries. She was not wearing a seat belt. Charges are pending.

At 10:40 a.m., Saturday, Vanocker Canyon Road, mile marker two, three miles north of Nemo: A 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle was westbound on Vanocker Canyon Road when the driver attempted to pass slower traffic in a short passing zone. As he was passing, the driver was forced back into the westbound lane due to an approaching eastbound vehicle. The motorcycle went across the westbound lane and into the north ditch. The 64-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from his motorcycle. He suffered life-threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

At 11:15 a.m., Saturday, U.S Highway 16A, mile marker 54, two miles south of Keystone: A 2019 Harley Davidson motorcycle was southbound on U.S. Highway 16A when the driver lost control while trying to negotiate a curve. The vehicle went into the south ditch and down a shallow ravine. The 66-year-old male driver suffered minor injuries. Helmet use is under investigation. Charges are not pending.

At 1 p.m., Saturday, U.S. Highway 16A, mile marker 54, three miles south of Keystone near Pigtail Bridge: A 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 16A when the driver failed to negotiate a downhill curve, going wide and across the center line, colliding with a southbound 2011 Chevrolet Traverse. The motorcycle slid down the road, striking a southbound 2015 BMW motorcycle. Both motorcycle drivers were thrown from their vehicles. The 71-year-old male driver of the Harley Davidson motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered minor injuries. The 44-year-old male driver of the BMW motorcycle was wearing a helmet and sustained minor injuries. The 33-yeard female driver of the vehicle, who was wearing a seat belt, was not injured. No charges are pending.

At 1 p.m., Saturday, U.S. Highway 14A, mile marker 44, four miles south of Deadwood: A 2010 Harley Davidson motorcycle was westbound on U.S. Highway 14A when the driver swerved to miss a deer. The 70-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, received life-threatening injuries. The 63-year-old female passenger, who was wearing a helmet, was thrown from the vehicle. She suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 2:02 p.m., Saturday, U.S. Highway 385, mile marker 100, two miles north of the Highway 44 intersection: A 2001 Yamaha FZS10 motorcycle was northbound on U.S. Highway 385 when it crossed the centerline and collided with a southbound 2005 Harley Davidson motorcycle. The 24-year-old male driver of the Yamaha was wearing a helmet and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending. The 64-year-old female driver of the Harley Davidson was wearing a helmet and suffered serious non-life threatening injuries.

At 2:44 p.m., Saturday, South Dakota Highway 87, mile marker 57, eight miles east of Custer in Custer State Park: A 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle was northbound on South Dakota Highway 87 when the driver lost control on the edge of the road and crashed. The 46-year-old male driver suffered minor injuries. Helmet use is under investigation. Charges are pending.

At 3:55 p.m., Saturday, Interstate 90, mile marker 35, three miles east of Sturgis: A 2012 Victory Ness Cross Country motorcycle was westbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control. The motorcycle tipped over and the driver was thrown from the motorcycle. The 64-year-old male driver of the motorcycle, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 4:25 p.m., Saturday, South Dakota Highway 79, mile marker 114, eight miles northeast of Sturgis: A 2016 Harley Davidson Street Glide motorcycle was southbound on South Dakota Highway 79 when the driver lost control while attempting to slow down for vehicles in front of him. The 66-year-old male driver, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. No charges are pending.

At 5:08 p.m., Saturday, Interstate 90, mile marker 18, five miles east of Spearfish: A 2018 Harley Davidson Touring motorcycle was westbound on Interstate 90 and hit a wet patch during a rainstorm. The driver lost control and the vehicle went into the median. The 43-year-old female driver, who was wearing a helmet, suffered serious non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

At 5:32 p.m., Saturday, Interstate 90, mile marker 57, within Rapid City limits: A 2008 Harley Davidson FLHC motorcycle was eastbound on Interstate 90 when the driver lost control while trying to change lanes during a rainstorm. Both occupants were thrown from the motorcycle. The 56-year-old male driver was not injured and the 20-year-old female passenger sustained minor injuries. Both were wearing helmets. No charges are pending.

At 11:15 p.m. Saturday, South Dakota Highway 89, 14 miles south of Pringle: A 2019 Indian Chief motorcycle was westbound when the driver lost control. The 59-year-old male driver was thrown from the motorcycle. He was not wearing helmet and sustained serious non-life threatening injuries. Charges are pending.

No fatal accidents have been reported.

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