Man killed while learning how to ride new motorcycle

September 6, 2011 12:43:44 PM PDT
A man who police say was learning how to ride his new motorcycle was killed when he lost control of the bike on Labor Day.

Police say according to witnesses at about 3:15pm Monday, Juan Carlos Villalobos had recently purchased a Harley Davidson motorcycle and was learning to ride it in the parking lot of the Dilston House Apartments at 7900 Westheimer in west Houston. Villalobos was headed eastbound towards a locked gate when he lost control and struck a parked Buick, then struck a brick wall next to a gate.

Villalobos, 40, suffered head trauma and was transported to Memorial Hermann Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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