According to a recent Florida Today Newspaper article (03/03/08) a man and woman who were hit and killed in New Smyrna Beach are two of five people killed in the first three days of this year=s Daytona Beach bike week event. In this latest unfortunate event, authorities stated that the motorcyclists were riding on one motorcycle near a gas station on S.R. 44 in New Smyrna Beach when they apparently turned into the path of an on coming truck. Apparently one of the unfortunate victims was visiting Central Florida from Georgia and the other victim was visiting Central Florida from Tennessee.
In a separate accident, a sixty one year old man was traveling in the wrong direction along U.S. Hwy 1 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida when he collided with other motorcyclists.