One unidentified person was killed after a deadly motorcycle crash in El Centro on Saturday afternoon, May 28.
The fatal crash occurred on Interstate 8, west of Mountain Springs Road in El Centro, at approximately 2:30 p.m.
A motorcycle collided with an unspecified vehicle in the eastbound lanes for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and found the motorcyclist unconscious on the right side of the road.
Unfortunately, despite the life-saving measure performed by paramedics, the motorcyclist succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed.
The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the case.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents can often lead to catastrophic and even devastating results. Approximately 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2016.
With over 800,000 registered motorcycles in the state, California currently has a fatality rate 25% higher than the national average. In 2017 alone, 16,505 motorcycle accidents happened in California, leaving 15,527 injured and 541 people dead.
Motorcycle riders are encouraged to dress appropriately and wear a helmet every time they ride their motorcycle to prevent fatal injuries. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
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