Bike Week ends in Daytona Beach today

By Christina Jensen, Reporter
Last Updated: Sunday, March 19, 2017

Bike Week ends Sunday in Daytona Beach.  

  • Bike Week ends in Daytona Beach today
  • So far there have been at least 20 crashes, 3 deaths
  • Officials urge drivers to use caution as bikers leave area

Bikers had to endure cooler weather and sometimes dangerous conditions on the roadways.

The Daytona Beach Police Department has increased patrols to try to keep everyone safe. Officers are looking for traffic violations and drunk drivers.
 
In the first few days of the event, there were three deaths and at least 20 crashes.

One of the crashes happened on the second day of the event.
 
Two cars pinned the driver and passenger of a motorcycle on Main Street.
 
The collision seriously injured the people on the motorcycle.

In another crash, a motorcyclist died on I-4. 

It caused all lanes of I-4 East to be shut down for several hours in Volusia County.

On Saturday night, the Volusia County Sheriff's Office said a deer ran into a motorcyclist on State Road 415 near Rasley Rd

Video posted on the Volusia County Sheriff's Office twitter page shows a helicopter airlifting one of the people from the motorcycle. 

Another person was injured in the crash.

As Bike Week comes to a close, officials have some advice for all drivers and bikers.

"Leave at least a four second distance between you and the vehicle ahead of you, double check your lanes before you switch or merge," said Sasha Stanton, Daytona Beach Fire.

Bike Week runs for a total of 10 days.

This was the 76th year for the event in Daytona Beach.