America’s largest Harley Davidson dealer, Bruce Rossmeyer was killed in a motorcycle accident on July 30. The accident occurred in western Wyoming on Highway 28, as Rossmeyer traveled from a Harley Davidson meeting in Denver, Colorado to Sturgis, South Dakota.
Rossmeyer, 66, was riding with a group of five other motorcyclists when they came upon a pickup truck pulling a camper trailer. The pickup driver slowed down and turned on his left blinker. Four motorcyclists in the group passed to the left of the pickup. However, the truck made its turn when Rossmeyer attempted to pass. He struck the driver side door, was thrown from his bike, and then came to rest under the truck. Unfortunately, he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Bruce Rossmeyer is best known as the owner of the Daytona Beach Harley-Davidson dealership, which is the largest dealership to date. He began his career in the motorcycle industry in 1994.
Rossmeyer also supported numerous children’s charities. He participated on the Board of Directors for Camp Boggy Creek, a camp for seriously ill children. The Camp’s biggest fundraiser event, initiated by Rossmeyer himself, is a charity motorcycle ride called “Ride for Children”. Also, he served on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Volusia/Flagler counties, as well as Broward county. "He was a champion for kids here," said Joe Sullivan, chief professional officer for the Boys & Girls Club of Volusia and Flagler Counties. His personal contributions and fundraising endeavors have helped raise millions of dollars for children’s charities.
Daytona Beach Mayor Glenn Ritchey stated that: the news "is a terrible tragedy for our area. In addition to being a prominent businessman, Bruce Rossmeyer was involved in many charitable activities for the community. He’ll be greatly missed. My heart goes out to his family."
Rossmeyer leaves behind his wife, Sandy Rossmeyer, five children and seven grandchildren. This unfortunate tragedy demonstrates that even the most experienced motorcycle riders can be involved in motorcycle accidents. Despite a motorcyclist’s experience, knowledge, and safety precautions, he/she can still sustain serious injuries as shown here.
We wish Mr. Rossmeyer’s family and friends all the best in the sad days ahead following this tragic motorcyle inccident.
A partner with Childers, Schlueter & Smith, LLC,, Brandon Smith has devoted his practice to pharmaceutical litigation, mass torts, products liability and serious personal injury. A frequent guest speaker at legal seminars all over the country—Brandon is focused on helping injured victims nationwide, however possible. Named a SuperLawyer in 2017, he has also been called out as one of 10 Best Attorneys For Georgia by the American Institute Of Personal Injury Attorneys.