WAYNESBORO, Va. (WHSV) — The Waynesboro Police Department says it’s still investigating a fatal crash involving a motorcycle that happened over the weekend.
Lynt Hurdman, one of the owners of Shenandoah Harley Davidson, said it’s important for both motorcyclists and drivers to pay attention.
John Henry Sprouse, a 38-year-old from Charlottesville, was identified as the motorcyclist who was killed in a crash involving a car on Saturday. Police have not said if distracted driving was a factor in the crash, but Hurdman said it’s something everyone should be aware of. He said that awareness is something they teach to drivers in their classes.
“Cell phones and navigation systems with car drivers are distracting,” Hurdman said, “and just be prepared on the road.”
Hurdman added that preparedness also extends to driving as if someone is going to pull in front of you. He said he’s been riding motorcycles for over 40 years, and hasn’t been in an accident.
“I must expect every car or truck to cut me off,” Hurdman said. “And if I’m expecting them to cut me off, when they do, then I’m prepared.”
Hurdman says motorcyclists can be distracted as well and can still be the ones to cause accidents. He added that drivers should always take a second look, to make sure there isn’t anything in their blind spot.