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A few days ago - First fatality this year on Dragon.
« on: May 22, 2014, 08:26:53 pm »
From a News Item on Interent. My gues is Rear Brake (got scared and too much brake).

A 56-year-old Pennsylvania man was killed in a motorcycle-car collision on “The Dragon” Monday afternoon, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office reported.
William Alfred Adamchik, of Hamburg, Pa., driver of the motorcycle, was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the other vehicle involved, Timothy Penley, 38, of Canton, N.C., was not injured.
In a news release, the BCSO said the accident occurred shortly after 3 p.m. Adamchik was riding a 2007 Yamaha Sport Bike FZ6 south in a stretch of U.S. Highway 129 nicknamed “The Dragon.”
He came around a curve at mile marker 11 and the rear end of his motorcycle slid around and struck Penley’s vehicle, a 2013 Ford Focus, head-on.
Adamchik and his motorcycle landed about 15 feet away on the roadway. Bystanders performed CPR on Adamchik until Rural/Metro Ambulance Service arrived.
Adamchik was wearing a Department of Transportation approved full-face helmet. Penley was wearing his seat belt, and the air bags in his vehicle deployed.
No charges were filed immediately as the Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit investigation continues.
Monday’s accident was the first fatality on “The Dragon” this year, according to The Daily Times archives. The last fatality occurred in December 2013 at mile marker 2. A Knoxville man riding in an open-top Miata convertible was killed when the car missed a curve, went down an embankment and struck a tree.
A Vonore man was found dead May 8 on Calderwood Highway a few days after his motorcycle left the road, but officers said the location of the accident is not considered part of “The Dragon.”
Ride Country Roads - a lot. :-)