Joseph K. Wright, a young man with extended family from Tampa, passed away last week during a motorcycle accident on the way to Key West. He was 36 years old.
Joe Wright and his father Ed had left work last Friday to ride down to the Keys, and Joe had placed a sweatshirt on the seat of his cycle to cushion the ride. Somewhere along the trip, the sweatshirt became tangled up in the rear spokes of the motorcycle, which caused Mr. Wright to fall into a skid before being thrown from his bike. He was subsequently run over by two motorcars, one of which did not stop. According to reports, Joe was not wearing a helmet to protect his head.
This tragic motorcycle accident underscores the importance of wearing helmets while riding a motorcycle. A message to all motorcycle enthusiasts – please wear your helmet.
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