Victim of 2019 NH Motorcycle Crash Sues RMV

A Massachusetts man severely injured in a 2019 crash in New Hampshire that killed seven members of his motorcycle club has filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles for allegedly failing to suspend the driver’s license of the man charged in connection with the crash.

Joshua Morin, of Dalton, alleges in his lawsuit filed last week in Berkshire Superior Court that the agency acted willfully, wantonly or recklessly when it failed to process thousands of license suspensions and revocations reported from out-of-state, The Berkshire Eagle reported.

That failure allowed Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, whose license had been suspended in Connecticut after an operating under the influence charge, to continue driving, according to the lawsuit.

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Church pastor dies after being struck by motorcycle

Alex Michel, a pastor at Encounter Church in Honolulu, died Sunday morning of injuries sustained when he was struck by an electric motorcycle in the Ewa Beach area Friday morning.

The Honolulu Police Department reported that at about 10 :08 a.m., a 51-year-old man was jogging on Fort Weaver Road when he was hit by a Sur-Ron electric dirt bike ridden by a 20-year-old man.

The jogger was transported to an area hospital where he later died.

In a phone call Monday evening, Wayne Cordeiro, founder of the New Hope network of churches, which includes Encounter, identified Michel as the jogger and confirmed his death.

“He was loved so much, ” Cor ­deiro said.

“Alex had a fabulous family in his wife Jennifer (Canaya-Michel )

$18.5 Million Settlement Reached in I-5 Motorcycle Crash Lawsuit

A Rochester motorcyclist was awarded an $18.5 million settlement in Lewis County Superior Court Wednesday in a lawsuit filed after he was critically injured in an April 2015 crash in a construction zone on Interstate 5 in Centralia.

The settlement is likely the largest settlement of its kind from the Washington State Department of Transportation in Lewis County’s history, said attorney Kirk Bernard, of Bernard Law Group, PLLC in Seattle, representing Scott Bliss.

“It’s an extraordinary amount of money,” said Superior Court Judge James Lawler Wednesday, before he approved the settlement. “Of course, there were extraordinary injuries and that makes sense.”

The lawsuit, filed in June 2015, also named WSDOT’s contractor, Scarsella Bros. Inc, and the dump truck driver, Wesley Snelson.

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Mom files lawsuit against driver in son’s fatal motorcycle crash

A mother whose oldest son was killed in motorcyle accident on April 1 has filed a wrongful death suit. Deborah Nazari, 41, of Shiloh has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Patricia Schantz.

Schantz, 48, is now demanding a jury trial.

Douglas Landers, 23, of O’Fallon was killed in the motorcycle accident on Carlyle Avenue (Illinois 161) near Shiloh Station Road outside of Belleville. Schantz, who was driving a Nissan Armada, was not injured in the head-on crash that occurred at approximately 6 a.m.

On April 28, Nazari was appointed by St. Clair County 20th Judicial Circuit Court executor of her son’s estate, and filed a lawsuit against Schantz. Nazari is being represented by Belleville attorney Bruce R. Cook, of Cook, Ysursa, Bartholomew, Brauer

Family thinks helmet law could have saved their son’s life

It was 82 degrees with low humidity and light wind the day Scott Pohl died.

This is significant because a motorcycle was not Scott’s primary transportation. He usually drove his pickup to work.

Scott Pohl died after an SUV turned into his motorcycle’s path. He was not wearing a helmet, and suffered traumatic head injuries.

Scott’s shift for most of his six-day week started at 4:30 p.m. But on Fridays and Saturdays he’d start at 7 p.m., which is also significant.

It is why he was headed east on North Territorial Road in Salem Township at 6:32 p.m. on the second day of summer, approaching an SUV driver who never saw him coming.

Scott bought the black 2007 Honda Shadow VLX in April, the month