‘Here’s a good way to get yourself killed’: sheriff says after group of motorcyclists flee deputies

A motorcycle rider was injured on Saturday morning after crashing into a truck while fleeing from deputies.

At around 3 a.m. a Volusia County deputy attempted to stop a group of motorcyclists popping wheelies on Old Dixie Highway when the group hit the gas and ran from deputies at high speeds.


Deputies said the group continued to drive recklessly, passing vehicles across solid double lines.

When the riders approached the intersection of North Beach Street and West Granada Boulevard, the group ignored a red light and continued to flee from deputies.

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According to a news release, one of the motorcyclists looked back and flipped off the deputies and drove directly into the path of an oncoming truck.

The rider, Joshua Richardson survived the crash and ran away from the scene and was quickly apprehended by deputies.

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Richardson was taken to the hospital and is being charged with fleeing or attempting to elude law enforcement, resisting without violence, and leaving the scene of a crash.

Richardson is also receiving traffic citations for failure to stop at a red light and passing in a no-passing zone.

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