OMAHA(KPTM)--Police say a motorcycle rider lost control as she took a turn near 64th and Military Avenues Thursday morning and rode into oncoming traffic.
Stacey Hauser died from her injuries at the hospital.
It happened around 7:15 Thursday morning. Police say the other driver did what they could to avoid hitting Hauser, but it was too late and the two vehicles hit head on.
Police say Hauser hit the other driver's windshield before being knocked to the street.
POlice note Hauser had only been licensed for one or two days before the accident.
Motorcycle safety instructors say that newness could have been cause for the crash.
"You know the basic rider course is going to give you some of these skills that you need to work on and you can't just go from a range out on the street and not apply those skills," said Patt Polley with the National Safety COuncil.
The council holds motorcycle safety courses in Omaha. Polley says it's a good idea for new and old riders to take the courses.
He says new riders shouldn't be on the roads during busy times of the day until their skills are strong. He suggest practicing in parking lots and back roads until then.
Kristen Patterson says that's exactly what she's been doing. She's only had her motorcycle license for about two months.
"I was scared, I was a little shaky, but at the same time confident. I had just taken the course and was excited. I had two other sets of friends with me and away we went. We went very slowly. we went on the outside skirts of town and just took some back highways," she said.
The more experienced friends riding behind her can also tell her when she needs to do something differently to improve her riding.
Patterson works at the Holstein's Harvey Davidson dealership. She set up Hauser with all her safety gear.
"She was super excited, you know every time I saw Stacey and her husband Michael, they were smiling, they were always having fun enjoying life." said Patterson. "I know that he sold his vehicle to get her the motorcycle. That's how bad she wanted it."
Polley says bikers need to pay extra attention to the road including the road's surface and the cars all around them.
He reminds bikers to never get on a motorcycle without all the proper safety gear: Department of Transportation approved helmet, gloves, long-sleeved shirt and ankle-high boots.