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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 20-002 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 19-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, died in a PMV-2 mishap 16 October 2019 in Newport News, Virginia. Emergency medical technicians performed CPR on the Soldier at the scene before he was transported to the local hospital for surgery. He later died from his injuries. Authorities reported speed and reckless riding contributed to the mishap. The Soldier had completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse and was wearing personal protective equipment. The mishap is under investigation.

 

 

PLR 19-069 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 21-year-old Private First Class assigned to Fort Bliss, Texas, died in a PMV-2 mishap 22 September 2019 in El Paso, Texas, at 1659 local. The Soldier was attempting to turn left into a shopping facility when his motorcycle collided with another vehicle. He and his civilian passenger were pronounced dead at the scene. The Soldier had completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's Basic RiderCourse. Personal protective equipment use is unknown at this time. The mishap is under investigation.

 

 

PLR 19-057 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 30-year-old Soldier stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, died in a PMV-2 mishap 5 June 2019 in El Paso, Texas, at 2230 local. The Soldier was stopped at an intersection when he was struck from behind by another motorist.

PLR 19-048 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 31-year-old Warrant Officer assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, died in a PMV-2 mishap 23 April 2019 in Arlington, Virginia, at 0159 local. The Soldier was operating his sport-model motorcycle at a high rate of speed on Interstate 395 North when he left the roadway, struck a concrete Jersey barrier, crossed the opposing lanes and crashed. He was thrown from the motorcycle, which caught fire during the crash sequence. The Soldier was deemed an experienced rider, having completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Experienced RiderCourse in August 2016, and was wearing personal protective equipment, but died at the scene.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

  • In 2016, 33 percent of all motorcycle riders involved in fatal crashes were speeding, compared to 19 percent for passenger car drivers.

  • Motorcycle riders killed in traffic crashes at night were three times more frequently alcohol impaired than those killed during the day in 2016.

PLR 19-046 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-2
A 19-year-old Specialist assigned to 3rd Infantry Division died in a PMV-2 mishap 3 April 2019 on Fort Stewart, Georgia, at 1758 local. The Soldier was leaving a parking area when he lost control of his sport-model motorcycle and struck a Jersey barrier. During the mishap sequence, the Soldier’s helmet reportedly came off, resulting in a fatal head injury.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

Sport bikes can accelerate rapidly due to their high torque and responsiveness. Riders must have constant awareness and control when applying power from a standing start. All personal protective equipment should be worn and secured properly prior to movement.

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