[12-17-2021] Santa Clara County, CA – One Person Killed After a Deadly Motorcycle Crash in San Jose

A 28-year-old man identified as Mitchell M. was killed after a fatal traffic collision involving a motorcycle in San Jose on Friday evening, December 17, 2021.

[12-17-2021] Santa Clara County, CA - One Person Killed After a Deadly Motorcycle Crash in San JoseThe deadly accident took place in the area of Capitol Expressway near Highway 87 in San Jose at approximately 6:16 p.m.

An eastbound motorcycle was traveling at high speeds on Capitol Expressway when it collided with a 2007 Chevrolet pick-up truck driving in the first lane.

Due to the severity of the impact, the rider was ejected from his motorcycle and landed in the second lane, where a 2020 Tesla Model Y struck him.

Unfortunately, the motorcycle rider succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The two drivers remained at the scene and willingly cooperated with authorities.

An active investigation of the case is currently underway. Witnesses that can provide additional information about the accident are urged to call Detective Malvido of the San Jose Police Department’s Traffic Investigations Unit at (408) 277-4654.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 4,985 bikers were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2018. (NHTSA). As a percentage of total vehicle miles driven, motorcycle riders were 27 times more likely to die in crashes than automobile passengers in 2013.

More than one in ten traffic collisions in the United States are caused by motorcycles. In 2018, around 82,000 motorcycle accidents occurred, and 4,985 motorcyclists were killed.

Each year, more than 400 people are killed because of motorcycles in California, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Although wearing helmets and other safety gear, riders on motorcycles face greater risks of serious injury in an accident without the car’s seatbelts, airbags, or steel frame.

Motorcycle accidents are frequently caused by distracted driving, speeding, intoxication, reckless driving, adverse weather, wrong-way driving, and failing to respect traffic laws.

Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics for Victims in Santa Clara County

After a loved one dies in an accident, the stress and sorrow can be too much. A professional wrongful death lawyer can stay up to date on the official investigation on behalf of the family while also ensuring that their client’s legal rights and best interests are looked out for.

The motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law in Santa Clara County and other counties have decades of experience in defending traffic accident victims like you.

Our job is to protect the rights of people who have been hurt in a car accident and help them negotiate with big insurance companies who don’t care about them. You have nothing to lose if you call us.

Our attorneys can be there for the victim’s family during this difficult time. They can be kind and helpful. For their client’s sake, they will fight to the death to protect their rights and best interests. They will also make sure the negligent person is held accountable for their actions.

Give us a call now at 888) 488-1391 to set up a free initial consultation. There is no need to worry about the lawyer fees; we only get paid when we win your case!

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