Deadly Dirt Bike Accident

By: Jeff Gould Email
By: Jeff Gould Email

A deadly dirt bike accident in a competition over the weekend leaves a Virginia man dead.

His family is saying it was what he loved doing, but they wish he was still here.

WYMT's Jeff Gould shows us what you can do to make sure to keep yourself and your loved ones safe while riding a dirt bike.

Engines Roaring, Mud Flying...It's all part of the excitement that is motocross, and though this high-speed, adrenaline pumped sport can be dangerous, following some simple rules will help keep you safe on the track.

Jerry Habel, who owns a motocross track in Laurel County says protecting yourself can help prevent injury.

“It's kind of like any sport if you don't wear the proper equipment. Like, if you were playing football and you were on the front line, you're probably going to get hurt,” Jerry Habel said.

Jerry, who's hosted races for fifteen years has yet to see any serious injuries, and he says he hopes to keep it that way.

For riding tips and info on how to sign up for motocross lessons, you can visit

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  • by shane Location: garrett on Oct 8, 2007 at 08:23 PM
    just to be there and see a man die at the sport you love is very hard....its werid to know that you can die at raceing even tho you are wearing the right gear...i watched it all it was very sad


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