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Speeding Causes Deadly Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle driver dies in a major crash, his passenger was injured and had to be taken to the local hospital. According to the reports an 82nd Airborne Division Paratrooper was sadly killed during a crash with a vehicle as he was riding his motorcycle early Saturday night.

Twenty-Four year old, Private First Class, Jeremiah S. Holmes from Rancho Cucamonga, California, was a crewmember of the cannon crew. He was assigned to the Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery Regiment, and the 82nd Airborne Division.

Lt. Col. Jeffery Munn’s Statement About the Motorcycle Crash:

Private First Class Jeremiah Holmes was among the small group of Americans who volunteered to take up arms for our Nation in a time of war.  He was well liked by his peers and respected throughout the organization.  Just two weeks ago we celebrated his promotion to Private First Class in front of his fellow Paratroopers and he was thriving as a Loyalty Paratrooper.  Jeremiah will forever remain a member of Loyalty; the entire organization feels this loss. We now turn our focus to his family and teammates in their mourning.

Pfc. Holmes joined the Army in April of 2016. He then went to Basic Combat Training and quickly Advanced Individual Training. In August 2016,  Holmes was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division.

Holmes’ awards as well as his decorations include: National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Parachutist Badge. He was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.

The crash is still under investigation at this time by the Fayetteville Police Department


They are used for tactical advantage as they can be inserted into the battlefield from the air, thereby allowing them to be positioned in areas not accessible by land. They jump out of airplanes using their parachutes to land safely on the ground. It is one of the three types of “forced entry” strategic techniques for entering a theater of war; the other two are by land and sea. The ability of air assault to enter the battlefield from any location allows paratroopers to evade emplaced fortifications that exist to prevent an attack from a specific direction, and the possible use of paratroopers, forces an army to spread their defenses to protect other areas which would otherwise be safe by geographical virtue. Another common use for paratroopers is to establish an airhead for landing other units.

Argentina was the first country on the continent of South America to use Paratroopers. The first paratroopers were issued jump helmets similar to that used by the British at the time.

Paratroopers aren’t common where I am, but they seem to be a very noble profession.

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The thrill of the open road on a motorcycle can end abruptly the minute you have an accident.  Motorcyclists suffer some of the highest mortality rates among motor vehicle accident victims. In the case of a personal injury accident of this kind it is important to equip yourself with proper legal counsel and representation. If you or someone you love has been injured in a motorcycle accident within the state of California, you may be entitled to financial compensation for injuries and damages suffered. The expert attorneys at the DAG Law Firm are available to assist you in determining your rights and appropriate legal action.

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Maneuvering the maze of legalities following a serious motorcycle accident can be confusing and frustrating. It is important that you know your rights and choose a personal injury attorney with a proven track record of success in dealing with cases similar to yours. In the state of California, specific laws apply to motorcyclists versus automobiles. Our attorneys will assist you in knowing your rights to develop a strategy for obtaining appropriate compensation from the negligent party or their insurance company. Understanding what type of motorcycle accident you have been in will be an essential part of filing a successful claim, and your accident may be categorized as Negligence, Manufacturer Liability, Road Design or Wrongful Death. Motorcycle accidents resulting from malicious intent may be subject to further legal action and may carry punitive damages.

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There are countless causes of motorcycle accidents and a motorcyclist’s relative exposure to the elements leaves them vulnerable to the negligence of other motor vehicle operators. Injuries are often extensive and may include:

  • Broken Bones or Bone Dislocation
  • Lacerations, Contusions and Abrasions
  • Amputation
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  • Death

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