Motorcyclist dies on scene at crash that closed road in Allendale

ALLENDALE TOWNSHIP, Mich. -- Officials were unable to revive a motorcyclist after he was struck by a vehicle on 48th Avenue just north of Lake Michigan Drive in Allendale Township Monday night.

Lindsey Marie Raschkey, 22, was turning into University Park near Grand Valley State University when, according to police, she hit Gregory Lewis Pierson on his motorcycle.

Officers arrived on the scene just after 9 p.m. and began to give CPR to the 55-year-old motorcyclist from Grand Rapids.  Life EMS pronounced Pierson dead on the scene.

Raschkey sustained minor injuries from the crash.

The incident is still under investigation, but police are reporting that Pierson wasn't wearing a helmet.

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5 comments

  • Common cents

    Whether or not the lack of a helmet resulted in his death, it is ignorant to not wear one. For the riders who don’t wear helmets, the people on the organ donation list need you to sign your organ donation card.

    • Kayla Pierson

      Im sorry if this offends you but he knew the dangers of not wearing his helmet. His response was that he is an experienced motorist and knows he should wear one but after the helmet he got from my sister, his daughter, was stolen he was refusing. My father does not deserve your criticism and neither does the rest of My family. Please keep your comments about him not wearing a helmet to yourselves. He was the most caring and loving man anyone would ever meet. He always put everyone especially family above anything even himself. I do not appreciate any negative comments about my father and if you didnt know him or any of us then please keep your rude comments to yourselves! Thank you…
      Grieving and angry daughter of fallen Marine Biker

  • Tyler

    How are you gunna blame the poor guy not wearing a helmet when someone turned into him?! He has the freedom and choice to wear or not wear one and you wanna criticize him. Shame on you common cents and shame on fox 17 for putting that last little tid bit in there because it’s pointless.