PLR 20-052 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A Sergeant assigned to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, died in a PMV-2 mishap 2 June 2020 in Waipahu, Hawaii, at 2020 local. The Soldier was operating his motorcycle when he was rear-ended by a civilian driver in a pickup truck. It is unknown whether the Soldier was moving or stopped at the time the mishap occurred. The Soldier had completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse and was wearing personal protective equipment. This mishap is under investigation.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 28 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap is the 12th PMV-2 fatality of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.