Man Killed On New Harley at a Dealership

This is the first time I've heard of this ever happening... NEW WINDSOR - A Beacon man was killed yesterday evening when he crashed hi...

This is the first time I've heard of this ever happening...
NEW WINDSOR - A Beacon man was killed yesterday evening when he crashed his motorcycle in the parking lot of the store he had just bought it from.

Police said Dennis Walden, 56, was riding the 2008 Harley-Davidson he had just bought from Jim Moroney's Cycle Shop across the store's parking lot around 6 p.m. when he lost control and hit a parked vehicle. Walden, who police said was not wearing a helmet, was taken to St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital in Newburgh, where he was pronounced dead.

That just sucks on many angles.


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  1. The guy hadn't ridden a bike in 30 years and thought it would be a good idea to jump on with no helmet? Sad, sure, but more painfully stupid than anything.

  2. Dennis was a very nice man. Father of three. One getting married soon, another just graduating HS. A surveyor by trade. He played guitar sunday's for church. He and his son were taking delivery of their new motorcycles. Dennis, just learning to ride, decided to drive his new machine over to the trailer. He lost control and fell off. Unfortunately, with no helmet. Tragic. And, only goes to show why helmets save lives. To call Dennis stupid, like Ryan did, was unnecessary and mean. I bet even he has gotten on his cycle without a helmet in a driveway. The point is, you're never safe when their is a risk of falling. Be it on a motorcycle, or a bicycle, climbing, skateboarding, skiing, etc. Head injuries happen all the time!! It's easy to think your safe when you're not. See you at the wake today Dennis.
    Bobby R.

  3. I'm sure he was a very nice man and for the record, I didn't say that HE was stupid. His actions were stupid. So, rather than pretend he's some kind of martyr and pretend that his choices didn't have anything to do with his death, let's take the time to remember how stupid it is to get on a bike without a helmet so the next guy to read the story takes a little pause next time he thinks it's a good idea.

  4. For me, the rule is never get on a bike without a helmet even if its in the driveway. The fact that people sometimes slip in the bathtub and die from a head injury should clue people in that it doesn't take much to die from a head injury when motorcycles are involved. I will grant that whether you wear a helmet is up to you, but my opinion is wearing a helmet is the smartest thing a motorcycle rider can do. An experience rider would not have crashed into a car in a parking lot, but the fact is you never know when something is going to happen to cause you to loose control of your bike, experienced rider or not. So don't think you should be exempt from wearing a helmet even if you've been riding 20 years. Incidentally, this accident also points out scooter riders need to wear helmets too-many of them think they're immune because scooters have a lot less power than a motorcycle.

  5. That is terrible. Here is another story about death and Moroneys Harley Davidson



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