The gold wing riders association held a motorcycle crash reenactment as part of the 34th annual wing ding convention. There have been several motorcycle crashes in the last two days make the mock crash timely.
This is the risk motorcycle riders take every time they gas-up their two wheeled rockets. Lee Tieche has been riding his Honda gold wing for over 20 years and knows the danger of hopping on his bike.
"I have not been in a wreck yet as a motorcyclist I know that will happen one day and the best way to do is to know how to handle it," said Tieche.
Some of the riders who have met the pavement while riding say they're lucky to be alive.
"8 broken ribs 14 breaks emergency room doctor said I was supposed to be dead," GWRAA member Cliff Sprunger.
"I tried to get around the car and I hit the curb on the other side. I rode on top of the bike down had some scratches and bruises no broken bones," said Roger Hurley, a GWRRA member.
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Both people on the motorcycle were not wearing helmets and died when their bike was hit head on by a car. This brings the traffic death count up to 18 this year in
Crash demonstrations like this one gives riders the skills to properly manage an accident if their bikes goes down but it also shows the realty of riding a motorcycle.
"What I take away from it is the realism and no matter how safe we can be there is always that risk of an accident, said Jose Zellers, a GWRRA member.
"Even if I do get into a close call, I'm prepared for it, I know what to do for almost everything," said Tieche.
"It made me not scared but kind of shaky a little bit because we have people laying all over the place you got helicopters you got motorcycles crash you got EMT people zipping people in black body bags," said Zellers.