Motorcycle Lesson Turns Deadly When Man Hits Accelarator And Is Thrown From Fifth Floor Of Garage

A 27-year-old man who was being given motorcycle lessons died when he was thrown off the bike and over the fifth-story wall of a parking garage, police say.

The man, whose name has not been released, was being taught by a friend how to ride in the garage at 2929 Allen Parkway Friday afternoon. It's the garage for the America Tower at Allen Parkway and Waugh.

"As the friend walked alongside the victim on the moving motorcycle, the friend told the victim to apply the brakes," HPD says. "The friend said the victim accidentally hit the accelerator. The motorcyle then struck a wall in the garage, ejecting the victim over the wall."

He was pronounced dead at the scene; police say the investigation is continuing. They did not release the make or model of the bike involved.

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