According to local news, an unidentified person died after a fatal motorcycle collision involving a logging truck near Blue Lake on Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
The mishap happened around 12:30 p.m. on Highway 299.
Officials declared that the motorcycle’s driver died because of the injuries he received in the collision.
DUI has been ruled out, but the cause of the collision is still being looked into.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Statistics
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycles are involved in 11% of all traffic accidents in the US. There were 4,985 motorcycle fatalities and 82,000 injuries in 2018.
This statistic is not shocking given that riders have a 16-times higher risk of suffering injuries or death in a car accident than passengers in enclosed vehicles.
It has been demonstrated that wearing helmets helps prevent serious head injuries. According to estimates, wearing a helmet can reduce motorcycle fatalities by 37%. The rest of their bodies, though, might still be in danger.
Motorcycle accidents frequently result from speeding, driving while intoxicated or recklessly, driving in bad weather, driving the wrong way, and breaking traffic laws.
Humboldt County Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Traffic accidents can cause tens of thousands of dollars in medical costs, property damage, funeral costs, and a lifetime of mental and emotional suffering for the victim’s family.
Anyone hurt in a car accident is entitled to financial compensation for all losses and expenses incurred. If they receive any payment, it depends on how well their lawyers can navigate the complexities of the state civil court system.
Our 98% success rate in assisting those hurt in accidents is unmatched. You won’t owe us anything if we cannot obtain compensation for you.
Our knowledgeable legal team aims to obtain for you the largest settlement possible. To speak with some of the best Humboldt motorcycle accident lawyers, contact us at (619) 431-4840. Calls and in-person consultations are both always free!