PLR 20-054 – PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A Sergeant assigned to George S. Patton Army Reserve Center died in an off-duty PMV-2 mishap 12 June 2020 in Bell, California, at 1120 local. The Soldier was operating another Soldier’s motorcycle and crashed into a beam. First responders pronounced him dead at the scene. The Soldier’s use of personal protective equipment and completion of the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse have not been verified. The mishap is under investigation.
Since 2016, the Army has lost an average of 28 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-2 mishaps. This mishap is the 13th off-duty PMV-2 fatality of FY20 and below the number of fatalities for the same time period last year.