JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Dozens of motorcyclists were escorted by Jacksonville police officers during the 16th annual trip “Light the City” Friday night.
The ride began at the Adamec Harley Davidson on Baymeadows Road and will benefit the Legacy Law Enforcement Foundation, which will fund motorcycle training.
HAPPEN NOW: Despite the rainy weather, many people came to Adamec Harley Davidson for the annual Light the City Ride.
This drive is accompanied by the police and all donations go to the Legacy Law Enforcement Foundation. pic.twitter.com/T23J73grto
– Brie Isom (@BrieIsomWJXT) April 16, 2021
Mark Adamec, owner of the Harley dealer, says the ride is especially important this year because of recent accidents.
“We’re working very hard to make sure the bikes have the right lights so they can be seen better,” he said.
Adamec says people should avoid driving in the middle of the night.
“Like noon to 4 in the morning – this is not the time to ride a motorcycle,” he said.
Of the crashes reported in the Jacksonville area this week:
Thursday evening A motorcyclist was hospitalized with a life-threatening head injury after a crash on Lane Avenue.
On Wednesday evening Two people on a motorcycle were hospitalized after bumping into a wall and falling over the ramp on the Acosta Expressway.
On Tuesday morning, A motorcyclist was in a wreck on I-95 near the Fuller Warren Bridge. He later died of his injuries as a hospital.
On Monday evening, A motorcyclist was killed in an accident on E-Town Parkway near State Road 9B.
Before the ride began on Friday night, some JSO officers went through some important safety tips.
Glenn Morningstar, the president of the Legacy Law Enforcement Foundation, says he always wants these rides to be safe and better motorcycle rider training.
“In no way would we get these riders out of here if we felt it was unsafe,” said Morningstar.
The Ride With City Lights will benefit the Legacy Law Enforcement Foundation, which “supports law enforcement by providing education, training, equipment and technology to reduce crime, increase the safety of officials, and create better relationships with the community and with others Our community provides support to their mission to protect and serve the citizens. “
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