An unidentified 65-year-old man was killed after a deadly traffic crash involving a motorcycle in San Clemente on Monday morning, September 6.
The accident transpired at approximately 10:15 a.m. on the northbound 5 Freeway at El Camino Real in San Clemente.
A motorcyclist was struck by at least two vehicles, an SUV and a big rig, for unclear reasons. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.
The motorcycle rider was fatally injured in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
Information about the crash is limited at the moment. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. The crash is under further investigation.
Fatal Motorcycle Crash Statistics
Motorcyclists are extremely vulnerable in crashes and can potentially receive catastrophic and deadly injuries. In a crash, motorcycle riders are 27 times more likely to die than passenger car occupants. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, roughly 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the United States in 2016.
Motorcyclists who do not wear a helmet are 40% more likely to die from a head injury. This is why motorcycle riders are recommended to dress appropriately and wear a helmet whenever they ride their motorcycle to avoid deadly injuries. Helmets were assessed to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities.
California has one of the largest numbers of registered motorcycles in the United States. In California, there are over 800,000 registered motorcycles. In 2017, there were 16,505 motorcycle incidents on California roads, resulting in 15,527 injuries and 541 deaths. Common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
Orange County Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents
The victim’s family may be overcome with grief and confusion following a deadly motorbike accident. Insurance firms may try to trick them into settling for a claim that is less than the full amount they are entitled to. While nothing can undo the damage caused by a motorbike accident, the civil courts can provide financial compensation to affected parties.
After a motorcycle accident, contact an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Because most insurance firms want to pay out as soon as possible, they typically provide minimal assistance to the victims and attempt to lowball them with their claim. An attorney can prevent you from being duped by insurance providers.
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