A 26-year-old man was killed after a motorcycle collision near La Purisima Mission on Tuesday afternoon, June 22.
The fatal accident happened near the intersection of Purisima Road and Mission Gate Road in Lompoc at around 2:50 p.m. The 25-year-old man was heading eastbound on his Kawasaki motorcycle. Meanwhile, a 2017 Volkswagen was driving northbound on Mission Gate Road.
The Volkswagen then made a left turn on the westbound lane of Purisima Road. The rider was ejected from his motorcycle for unclear reasons and hit the front of the Volkswagen. Emergency personnel later arrived at the scene and found the motorcycle rider lying on the roadway with serious injuries. The motorcyclist was unfortunately later pronounced dead.
The Volkswagen driver was uninjured from the collision. He remained at the scene and cooperated with authorities. Drugs and alcohol were not seen as factors in the accident. The California Highway Patrol is further investigating the crash. Anyone that can provide more information about the accident is urged to call CHP- Buellton Area at 805-688-5551.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcycle accidents often injure the motorcycle rider more than the occupants of enclosed vehicles. 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 has one of the largest numbers of registered motorcyclists in the U.S. The golden state has over 800,000 registered motorcyclists. With that huge volume of motorcycles in the state, motorcycle accidents will inevitably occur every day. In 2017, 16,505 motorcycle accidents occurred on California roadways, which resulted in 15,527 injuries and 541 deaths.
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