An unidentified man was killed after a fatal motorcycle accident on Avenue 280 on Thursday night, May 20th.
According to the initial reports from local authorities, the accident transpired at approximately 9:15 p.m. on Avenue 280 at Road 176, between Farmersville and Exeter.
An Ecoline van driver was stopped on Avenue 280, waiting to make a left turn onto Road 176, when the motorcyclist suddenly rear-ended the van.
The rider was ejected from his vehicle and landed on the roadway. He sustained life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead at the scene. It is unclear what caused the motorcyclist the rear-end the van.
The California Highway Patrol is working to figure out the cause of the fatal crash. They will attempt to determine whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
Fatal Motorcycle Accident Statistics
It is undeniable that motorcyclists are one of the most vulnerable motorists on the roadway. 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. 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.
California has over 800,000 registered motorcycles. This, of course, means that there are also more motorcycle accidents in California than in other states. In 2017 alone, 16,505 motorcycle accidents happened in California, leaving 15,527 injured and 541 people dead.
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