A rider was severely injured after a motorcycle vs. vehicle crash near Petaluma Thursday night, May 18, 2023.
According to the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office, the crash occurred near the Highway 101 off-ramp at San Antonio Road around 6:30 p.m.
The Henry One Crew responded to the scene and landed on San Antonio Rd. They immediately sent medical personnel to help the motorcyclist who had been seriously hurt in the collision.
The Petaluma Fire Department took the motorcycle rider to a nearby trauma center.
No further information regarding the crash was available. Investigations into the accident are still ongoing.
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What to Do After A Motorcycle Accident
Understandably, you are scared and frustrated after your motorcycle accident. Those who have been injured or whose property has been damaged should seek legal advice. It is advisable to get legal counsel as quickly as you can.
- Keep your composure, and don’t admit fault.
- Wait for the police on the side of the road or in a secure area.
- Check your own body for any injuries before checking on others.
- You should avoid settling the case with the other driver. For an official record, you must report the accident to the police.
- Information such as the insurance company and the other driver’s name should be obtained.
- Photograph the scene, the road, the other car, your injuries, your motorcycle, and anything else you think is essential.
- Get medical attention as soon as possible.
- Keep a file with all the documents and information related to the accident.
- Discuss your accident with an experienced California motorcycle accident lawyer.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
In 2020, motorcycle accidents accounted for 14% of road deaths, 18% of occupant fatalities, and 4% of occupant injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 5,500 motorcycle fatalities were reported in the United States in 2020. More than 180,000 motorcycle accidents also led to injuries treated in emergency departments.
In the 100,000,000 kilometers of motorcycle travel between 2019 and 2020, there were 11% more deaths. In addition, 10% more people have died in the past ten years, and the mortality rate has increased by 20%. However, recently, the death rate increased to 5,579 per 100,000,000 kilometers.
In 2020, California registered about 785,000 motorcycles. It was one of the two states with the highest motorcycle fatalities, with about 500 per year.