A 29 year old Ralston man is dead after a motorcycle accident Thursday afternoon in southwest Omaha. Police Sergeant Chuck Casey says just before 3:30 a Suzuki XR1 motorcycle hit the rear end of a turning car near 98th and Q Street.
Sergeant Casey says witness’ says the motorcycle stopped at a red light at 96th Street. When the light turned green it took off at a high rate of speed. A vehicle headed in the opposite direction was making a left turn into an apartment building parking lot when the motorcycle struck it. The motorcyclist, identified as 29 year old Sean Miner of Ralston was thrown from the motorcycle. Officers arriving at the scene started CPR and that continued on the way to a hospital where Miner was pronounced dead.
Sergeant Casey says the motorcycle had been reported stolen in Omaha on Tuesday and it had been hot-wired. Records show Miner did have a current driver’s license but was not certified for a motorcycle. He also had been cited four times since last November for driving on a suspended license.
The 17 year old driver and two 17 year old passengers were not hurt.