Sioux Falls police address both motorcycle fatalities
Both of the accidents have still shaken much of the community. Sioux Falls Police Lt. Jerome Miller said, in his entire career, he's never had two separate fatalities of motorcycle riders happen so close together.
This raises a lot of concerns about safety on the roads, especially with one of the world's biggest biker rallies just one week away.
Every year, the rally sees on average more than 450,000 riders. With that many people, there's a higher risk of injuries and accidents.
Sioux Falls authorities say often times, accidents happen because bikers are virtually invisible to drivers. It takes defensive driving of all drivers to keep the roads safe.
"We encourage everyone to wear the safety equipment they can. Ride sober and ride aware. Same goes for people driving cars. Distracted driving whether it's cell phones, eating, playing with the stereo, distracted driving is distracted driving. When you are, bad things happen," Lt. Jerome Miller said.