A Private First Class assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, died in a PMV-2 mishap 23 February 2020 in Fayetteville, North Carolina, at 0835 local. The Soldier was operating his motorcycle when he collided head-on with a civilian SUV. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Soldier’s civilian passenger on the motorcycle was transported to a local hospital, where she later died. The driver of the civilian SUV was transported to the hospital with minor injuries. The Soldier and his passenger were both wearing personal protective equipment. The Soldier had also completed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s Basic RiderCourse. The mishap is under investigation.
Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 27 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This was the sixth fatal off-duty PMV-2 mishap of FY20 and on par with previous years’ statistics. PMV-2s are the secondleading cause of mishap fatalities in the Army.