“Two Victims Killed in Dirt Bike-SUV Collision in Massachusetts”

By | July 17, 2023

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Two young individuals tragically lost their lives over the weekend in Wareham, Massachusetts, when the dirt bike they were riding collided with an SUV near a shopping plaza. The victims have been identified as 17-year-old Robert Stocker from Woburn and 20-year-old Brady Petrucci from Raynham. The Plymouth district attorney’s office released a statement confirming the fatalities.

Emergency responders arrived at the scene shortly before 11 p.m. on Saturday and found Stocker and Petrucci unresponsive with severe injuries. Despite being rushed to the hospital, both individuals were pronounced dead.

One significant factor that contributed to the severity of the crash was that neither victim was wearing a helmet. Additionally, the dirt bike lacked proper lighting, making it difficult for other drivers to see them on the road. The preliminary investigation suggests that the SUV was making a left turn when the dirt bike collided with it. Fortunately, the driver of the SUV remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities.

Robert Stocker was a student at Northeast Metropolitan Regional Vocational High School in Wakefield. The principal of the school, David DiBarri, expressed deep sadness over the loss of Robert, describing him as a beloved student. The school is offering grief counseling services throughout the week to support students and staff during this difficult time.

This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the importance of taking necessary safety precautions while riding any type of vehicle, especially motorcycles or dirt bikes. Wearing a helmet and ensuring that the vehicle has proper lighting can significantly reduce the risk of accidents and potentially save lives. It is crucial for both riders and drivers to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings to prevent such devastating accidents from occurring..

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