Beloit man killed in motorcycle crash

by STEVE BENTON ( Contact )   Friday, March 12, 2010

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An accident involving a motorcycle and an SUV claimed the life of the cycle operator.

The Town of Beloit Police Department responded to the intersection of Highway 51 and Inman Parkway around 3:30 Thursday afternoon and reported the cycle had hit the rear of the SUV as the SUV slowed to turn.

Pronounced dead at the scene is 22-year-old Michael Rounds of Beloit. His passenger, 21-year-old Britannie Rounds is listed in very critical condition at UW Hospital in Madison.

Both were ejected from the cycle and neither were wearing helmets. Speed is believed to a factor in the crash.

The driver of the SUV was not hurt.

No tickets were issued pending completion of the investigation.

reader COMMENTS (16)
Apr 1, 2010 at 1:25 p.m.
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Gone - yeah the report has it all wrong huh? SUV was southbound and motorcycle was northbound. Kind of hard to rear-end someone when travelling in opposite directions......

Mar 15, 2010 at 12:40 p.m.
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Possible scenario: man in SUV turning left, light turns yellow while he is in the intersection. Motorcycle heading north, light turns yellow. Motorcycle speeds up to beat the light - man in SUV thinks motorcycle will stop for light. SUV turns, motorcycle hits.
1 - always look for motorcycles.
2 - always wear a helmet while riding
3 - never assume someone is going to stop
My prayers to the family and friends. This could have been avoided.

Mar 14, 2010 at 8:46 p.m.
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for those who knew mike and brit the family is thankful for your support and for the ones who don't and are very negative i pray that nothing bad ever happens to their family this bad that they get words from people that are hurtful to the family and friends. shame on those who talk that way mike was a strong and loving man that loved life and his family brit was the same and now mike will be with his grandparents and the family who went before him to see again. the sad part is the child will never know how much mike loved her exept for the people who knew tell her how much and we will.

Mar 14, 2010 at 3:36 p.m.
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napalm: How stupid can one be ... well you showed me with your brainless remark ... what a putz.

Mar 12, 2010 at 8:55 p.m.
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wow I read both....two totaly different stories...hmmmmm

Mar 12, 2010 at 8:52 p.m.
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I cut and paste this......Rounds was driving north on Riverside Drive when his motorcycle collided with a southbound sport utility vehicle driven by John R. Stott, 64, Beloit, who was turning left onto Inman Parkway. Upon impact, both Rounds and his wife were thrown from the motorcycle. Neither was wearing a helmet and speeds are believed to be a factor in the crash, the release said.

Mar 12, 2010 at 7:22 p.m.
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The old man turns left into the on coming path of a motorcycle and there is no ticket issued? BS I don't give a flying hoot if the kid was going 100 the old man should have been watching period!! Get your eyes checked!

Mar 12, 2010 at 3 p.m.
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Napalm - it's called tact. There's no reason to act like a jerk.

Mar 12, 2010 at 10:39 a.m.
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he was a good friend and a great solider. you shouldn't put down family that lost their son.
he will not be forgotten. R.I.P Mike

Mar 12, 2010 at 7:37 a.m.
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Since this story broke, and I started reading all these comments, for the first time in my life I am assamed of where I live. For all you people who are joking or making snide remarks, SHAME ON YOU!!! A man is dead, a woman is critical and a child is growing up with out the love of a parent. How dare you talk badly about some one and at a tragic time like this how dare you decide that you are better than tham, you are not by any means perfect, no one is! God had decided that it was Michaels time to walk beside him in the heavens.
My heart and prayers go out to the family in this sad time..
God bless you and may he heal your heart.

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