published Friday, September 16th, 2011

Updated: Early morning crash kills motorcyclist on Boy Scout Road

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Hamilton County police were dispatched to a fatal accident at the 1000 block of Boy Scout Road early this morning, police said.

According to police, they arrived to find a single vehicle accident involving a 2007 Ninja Kawasaki motorcycle.

Police said Nicholas Criscuoli, 22, was approaching the bridge near Sandswith Road but was unable to negotiate a left curve and struck the concrete wall on the bridge.

According to those investigating the accident, speed was a factor in the crash.

Criscuoli was taken to Erlanger Hospital where he died from the injuries sustained in the crash, police said.

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NoMyth said...

Every week this summer there has been a motorcycle-related fatality in Chattanooga. Very sad, but stupid is as stupid does.

September 16, 2011 at 9:27 p.m.
rolando said...

Kawasaki Ninja. That pretty well says it all.

Pity the family.

September 16, 2011 at 10:29 p.m.
Justreading said...

Chrome and fat bitches. Hahahaha. Hey look, I have a $40,000 bike, lets ride to my trailer and drink a few PBRs.

September 17, 2011 at 3:14 a.m.
rolando said...

Really, folks? I have no idea where the single-vehicle motorcycle fatalities stats came from, but Harley-Davidson riders are far down this list: www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809-360.pdf

According to multiple Internet sources, the 2007 Kawasaki Ninja engine size ranged from 250cc to 650cc, the latter falling into the superbike or supersport category. Due to the rider's age, I suspect the temptation to "push the envelope" on this finely-tuned, racing-quality design became too much to resist. My sympathies for his family.

The cite above gives the stats from 1990 to 1999 and show over half of all single-bike accidents were due to speeding. Just under half were riding 500-1000cc bikes [including the Ninja], while less than one-third rode 1000-1500cc bikes [which includes essentially all modern Harley-Davidsons].

September 17, 2011 at 2:58 p.m.
smercer said...

Let me just make this clear....I knew Nick and no one knew his emotional state at this time except the people that knew him. Nothing about wanting to speed and the excitement of making a turn...he was hurting. Please people dont be too quick to judge.

September 20, 2011 at 7:53 a.m.
rolando said...

Apologies, smercer. You are right. The report was a bit sketchy.

Lack of data makes one speculate. RIP.

September 20, 2011 at 2:41 p.m.
smercer said...

Apology accepted. I lost a good friend and it hurts. :( Especially to know he went out hurt and angry.

September 21, 2011 at 8:50 a.m.
jacqueline22 said...

I would just like to say how DISGUSTED I am by some of the comments made on here. How does "fat women" and making jokes having anything to do with this article????? You stupid people know nothing about nick or how he was to say "stupid id as stupid does" STFU unless you knew him you have no right to comment about this I pray God deals with your hearts for being as cruel as you have been.

October 4, 2011 at 2:06 p.m.
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