An unidentified motorcycle rider was killed after a deadly motorcycle crash in Elk Grove on Friday afternoon, January 22.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident took place at around 2:14 p.m. at Calvine Road and Sheldon North Drive.
A Toyota Camry was initially driving on Calvine Road when the driver suddenly made a right-hand turn in front of the motorcyclist.
The two vehicles then crashed into each other. The 68-year-old motorcycle rider was immediately taken to an area hospital, where he was unfortunately pronounced dead.
The driver of the Camry remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities.
Additional information about the accident is unavailable at the moment. Local authorities are further investigating the case.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcyclists are more at risk of the dangers of the roadway compared to occupants of private vehicles. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle drivers are 27 times more likely to die in a traffic accident than passengers in private vehicles.
Motorcycle accidents occur in the U.S. every day. In 2016, approximately 5,286 motorcyclists were killed due to motorcycle-related accidents. These accidents typically occur due to distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
Although traffic accidents are generally unpredictable and challenging to avoid, motorcycle riders can prevent sustaining fatal injuries by wearing their helmets. Wearing helmets were estimated to be 37% effective in preventing motorcycle deaths.
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