One person was killed while another was injured after a motorcycle collision in Empire on Tuesday night, August 3.
The accident happened at approximately 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of South Santa Fe and South Avenues in Empire. A street motorbike and a small gray car collided on the roadway. The motorbike was reportedly traveling at high speeds before the collision.
Due to the severity of the impact, the two people riding the motorbike were ejected and landed on the roadway. The man riding the motorbike sustained fatal injuries from the accident. Emergency personnel attempted to perform life-saving measures on the man. Unfortunately, he later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Meanwhile, the woman who was also riding the motorcycle was rushed to Memorial Medical Center in an unknown condition. Both of the motorcycle riders were wearing helmets at the time of the collision. It’s unclear whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
The case is currently under investigation. Witnesses that can provide additional helpful information about the accident are asked to call the CHP’s Modesto office at 209-545-7440.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable users on the road. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) statistics, motorcycle riders have 16 times the risk of injury and 35 times the risk of a fatal crash compared to car passengers.
Motorcycle accidents can frequently result in catastrophic and even fatal consequences for the rider. A motorcycle accident can result in various injuries, ranging from road rash and traumatic tattooing to head and brain injuries and more. Motorcycle accidents can also have serious consequences for the mental health of the parties involved, often resulting in emotional scarring as a result.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 4,985 people died in motorcycle accidents in the United States in 2018. Common causes of motorcycle accidents are distracted driving, speeding, drunk driving, reckless driving, bad weather, wrong-way driving, and failure to observe traffic laws.
Wrongful Death Attorney for Victims of Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Stanislaus County
After losing a loved one in an accident, the victim’s family may be experiencing extreme emotional trauma and grief. Professional wrongful death attorneys can keep the family up to date on the official investigation while protecting their client’s legal rights and best interests.
The death of a loved one may leave you overwhelmed and confused; however, the most important thing to remember is that you aren’t alone during this tough time. The California motorcycle accident lawyers at Arash Law are ready and waiting to assist you.
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