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Posted on Mon, Nov. 14, 2005

Sumter pair die in motorcycle-car collision

The Associated Press

SUMTER, S.C. - A head-on collision Sunday in Sumter County killed a motorcycle driver and his passenger.

Don Kelly, 49, and Donna Thames, 45, both of Sumter, were pronounced dead at the scene following the 2:45 p.m. crash on U.S. Highway 76, about 4 miles east of Sumter, said Sumter County Coroner Verna Moore.

Kelly's Harley-Davidson skidded into the other lane and struck a car after he exceeded the 55 mph speed limit and could not stop behind other vehicles slowing to turn left. Neither Kelly nor Thames were hearing helmets, said state Highway Patrol spokesman Lance Cpl. Josef Robinson.

The motorcycle struck a car driven by Russell Alexander, 56, of Timmonsville. He and his passenger, Margaret Alexander, 50, also of Timmonsville, were taken by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Their injuries were not life-threatening, Robinson said.

Both Alexanders were wearing seat belts, he said.
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And your seatbelts!!

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Sad news indeed, even the best helmet in the world couldn't
save anyone from a headon collision, or from a side impact.
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Sad news indeed, even the best helmet in the world couldn't
save anyone from a headon collision, or from a side impact.
Depending upon speed (which we don't know), you're probably right.

Paying attention behind the handlebar would have made a difference, however...
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good point,bad news though,it doesnt pay to let down your guard down
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My condolences to their families and friends!
Helmet or not. Dead is dead! A little prevention can go a very long way sometimes. Time and a place for everything. Somtimes we are not lucky enough to get through it, some times we are! I know my ex-buddy's kids wish their ex-daddy had his helmet on!

DM-SC, seems like a whole lot of fatal bike wrecks down there in your area. What gives? Thought it was a bikers paradise! Maybe ya'll should post some warning, safety reminder signs or something!
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My condolences to their families and friends!
Helmet or not. Dead is dead! A little prevention can go a very long way sometimes. Time and a place for everything. Somtimes we are not lucky enough to get through it, some times we are! I know my ex-buddy's kids wish their ex-daddy had his helmet on!

DM-SC, seems like a whole lot of fatal bike wrecks down there in your area. What gives? Thought it was a bikers paradise! Maybe ya'll should post some warning, safety reminder signs or something!
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The good "out" is rarely to the left......poor choice...

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