Two fatal motorcycle accidents in as many days. The most recent happened just after 4:30 PM on Thursday in Millcreek.
This one claimed the life of 30-year-old Dave Salvatore of McKean.
"He was leaving work, driving south on Peninsula Drive and a northbound vehicle pulled into his path, turning onto West 17th, and that's when the collision occurred," said Korac Timon, Erie County Deputy Coroner.
On Wednesday, 22-year-old Elliot Tirpak was killed in an accident on West 21st Street. Timon said he's not sure of the exact number of motor vehicle fatalities so far this year, but it seems there have been more lately.
"There seems to be, I think there are, more people riding motorcycles. So that might also contribute to what may appear elevated accidents in numbers."
Scott Lindsey, of Erie, has been riding motorcycles for over 30 years. He said you're taking a chance every time you get on a bike.
"You got to be alert all the time. So it's just part of riding. You got to watch out for other people, the other people got to watch out for you more."
This year alone, Lindsey said he's dealt with loss and some close calls of his own.
"It's sad. You lose close people to you. I lost a couple of friends this year and you just don't know what's going to happen."
Lindsey said we all have to be more aware when we're out on the road. After all, there's still plenty of riding time left this year for motorcyclist.
"I've been doing this long enough, there's just no rhyme or reason for a lot of things," said Timon. "Sometime the same type of accident happens in a short amount of time."
Timon said that speed may be a factor in this accident. Millcreek Police are continuing to investigate.