ALBANY, N.Y. -- On the heels of the deadly crash in Galway, there are renewed calls for people to be safer on the roads, keeping a special eye out for motorcyclists.
"John was just here last week," said Nick Capra, general manager of Spitzie's Motorcycle Center. "Terrible, terrible thing."
Police say 62-year-old John Mackin, of Corinth, was killed Sunday after a vehicle crossed the center line for unknown reasons and struck his motorcycle head on. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation.
"I've lost many friends, many, and it still hurts," said Andrea Ginsburg of Brunswick Harley Davidson.
Ginsburg said accidents are all too common for motorcycle riders.
"I have yet to meet a motorcyclist who hasn't had a close call," Ginsburg said.
As the weather gets warmer, Capra said more riders would be getting on their bikes, ready to hit the open road.
But while on the motorcycle, riders have little to protect themselves against a bigger size vehicle. Ginsburg said drivers sometimes don't pay attention and pull out too fast -- sometimes they won't see the rider at all.
"Physically, more motorcycle riders are injured than are occupants of a car," Capra said.
Ginsburg admitted that sometimes rider themselves can be going too fast and need to slow down, but both Ginsburg and Capra hope this summer everyone can share to road and avoid any serious accidents.
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