Massachusetts - LAKEVILLE - Edward Miles was turning into the Starr Market on Route 105 Sunday morning when seemingly out of nowhere a speeding motorcycle hit the side of his Nissan Altima, catapulting its rider off the bike.
"I saw one motorcycle go by and then the second was the one who hit me," Miles, 66, who suffered minor injuries in the accident, said Wednesday. "All I heard was the loud noise and the air bags."
Police Chief Frank B. Alvilhiera, after at least a half dozen calls over three days from The Standard-Times, on Wednesday released details of Sunday's collision in which Felix Campos, 27, of Fall River, lost an arm when he was thrown airborne from his motorcycle.
Alvilhiera said he was not notified that the newspaper had repeatedly called trying to get information about the accident.
The incident began about 10:30 a.m. Sunday when police received several calls that a large group of motorcyclists, possibly as many as 1,000 riders, was coming into Lakeville from Middleboro, the chief said.
He identified the motorcycle event as the Ace Memorial Run, which he said is held in memory of a motorcyclist who was killed in an accident on Route 140 in Lakeville about 10 years ago. Organizers of the event could not be reached for comment.
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