Customer crashes Harley-Davidson with tags still on it

Publish Date: 
Aug 13, 2012

LUBBOCK, Texas – Authorities are trying to unravel what caused a 35-year-old man to crash a 2012 Harley-Davidson motorcycle still bearing its tags into a line of pickups at an auto dealership on Aug. 10.

Sgt. Robert Hook of the Lubbock Police Department told the Avalanche-Journal the man had just left Wild West Harley-Davidson and traveled almost a quarter of a mile before he lost control of the motorcycle and ran into one of the pickups on the car lot, which then caught fire. By the time rescue personnel had cleared the scene, another truck had burned and two others had fire damage.

The motorcycle was brand new and still had tags on it. A spokesperson for the dealership wasn’t immediately commenting on the incident.

The rider was taken to University Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Posted by Holly Wagner