[04-13-2021] Placer County, CA – Motorcycle Crash in Olympic Valley Results in One Death

One unidentified person was killed after a motorcycle accident in Olympic Valley on Tuesday afternoon, April 13.

[04-13-2021] Placer County, CA - Motorcycle Crash in Olympic Valley Results in One DeathThe deadly motorcycle collision transpired at approximately 2:25 p.m. on Lanny Lane, just east of Russell Road in Olympic Valley.

A black SUV and a motorcycle were reportedly involved in the collision. The circumstances leading up to the accident have not been established.

Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and found the motorist lying down on the roadway. Firefighters attempted to perform CPR on him, but unfortunately, the victim later succumbed to his injuries and was later pronounced dead.

The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed. The California Highway Patrol is currently investigating the accident. They will attempt to establish the cause and figure out the liability in the crash.

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Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcyclists are highly vulnerable in collisions and can easily sustain catastrophic and fatal injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Center for Statistics and Analysis, approximately 5,286 motorcyclists were killed in the U.S. in 2016.

California is also a dangerous place for motorcyclists. In 2017 alone, More than 500 motorcyclists died, and more than 15,500 were injured. This is no surprise as California has approximately 800,000 registered motorcyclists.

Some of the common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws. 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.

Placer County Wrongful Death Claim for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents

The victim’s family may be suffering extreme emotional trauma and grief after losing a loved one from a sudden accident. Professional wrongful death attorneys can stay updated on the official investigation on behalf of the family while ensuring that their client’s legal rights and best interests are protected.

The aggressive motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law have decades of experience handling these types of wrecks throughout California. We’ve helped thousands of people recover after accidents similar to yours. Our mission is to protect crash victims’ rights and assist them in negotiations with large insurance companies that don’t have their best interests at heart.

We offer free consultations with no obligation to retain our firm. We also work on a contingency fee basis, meaning you don’t pay a dime unless we win you compensation. Get in touch online or call (888) 488-1391

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