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Man Arrested In Fatal Collision

Posted: June 14, 2012 at 5:35 a.m.

The Fayetteville Police Department investigates a motorcycle accident Tuesday at 3615 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Rickey Lee Langham, 60, of Elkins was killed riding his motorcycle in the two-vehicle accident.

A man driving a pickup in a fatal collision with a motorcycle Tuesday was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated, police said Wednesday

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Very sad. As fellow biker & member of the University of Arkansas community, my prayers go out to Mr. Langham's family.

Posted by: Cyndin

June 14, 2012 at 7:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

This hurts my heart so much. My husband wants a motorcycle so bad and I just can't give in due to the other drivers that are always at fault for crashes.

Posted by: Bobbie_Carol

June 14, 2012 at 7:49 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

You can't live your life being afraid of other drivers. Do you let him drive a car? He could be hurt or killed driving one of those too. Best advise is to wear a helmet. Most folks would survive their wrecks if they'd had a helmet on.

Posted by: AutopilotAR

June 14, 2012 at 9:10 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

It seems that the truck pulled in front of the 'bike, too close for Langham to slow in time to avoid a collision. Blind spot, alcohol, idiocy ? we'll just have to wait to see how the investigation turns out.

Posted by: Oldearkie

June 14, 2012 at 11:21 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

BobbieCarol's post implies that she is refusing permission for her husband to have a motorcycle. Isn't he an adult? Is she his wife or his mom? While my spouse and I always consult each other about decisions that affect us, we don't seek "permission" from each other in choosing vehicles.

Posted by: Dellmann

June 14, 2012 at 3:14 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Maybe this and Patrino should be lesson for guys 50 years or older living in Fayetteville to think twice on riding a motor cycle because their eye sight is not as good and their reaction to traffic and weather is alot slower.

Posted by: WSJ

June 21, 2012 at 3:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Too bad for Ricky Langham that his wife didn't say "No" to riding without a helmet. ,,or that he didn't ! Might still be alive today if, as someone asserts, "most" bike crashers survive if they wear a helmet.

Frankly, I have little sympathy for the dead who don't wear helmets, just as I have little sympathy for those who smoke who get lung cancer. I have sympathy for the family members, but the independent "do it if I want to" dead just made a poor choice that contributed to their death. Sooner or later we'll come to our senses and require helmets, just as we banned cigarette smoking in public places. It drives up the insurance rates for everyone else, if nothing else.

Posted by: SPA

June 21, 2012 at 4:33 p.m. ( | suggest removal )