Motorcycle Crash Kills 61-Year-Old Man from Denair
The Details of the Fatal Crash
The accident in question occurred on Monday, August 14 just after Noon. Authorities were dispatched for a motorcycle accident at 12:01 pm on Monday just west of Hilmar. Emergency personnel were dispatched to the location of southbound Central Avenue just north of Hilmar Road for an accident that only involved a motorcycle accident. The man was operating a 2006 Yamaha RS and it is not known why the motorcycle crashed. Authorities have not said if speed, drugs, or alcohol were factors in the crash. The motorcycle operator was thrown from the bike and taken to the Memorial Medical Center in Modesto, which is where the victim died of his injuries. The man’s identity has not been released by authorities.
Our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the family and friends of this man, whose life ended too soon in a tragic motorcycle accident.
Hilmar Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Hilmar, California has not seen many motorcycle accidents in the past handful of years, but one of the closest cities, Turlock, has seen plenty. From 2011 to 2016 there has been a total of 61 motorcycle accidents in the Turlock area. Four of those accidents resulted in fatalities, with one of those four involving alcohol.
Common Injuries Sustained in Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents can be a traumatic experience for all involved. They can lead to some very serious injuries for operators, riders, pedestrians, and people in other vehicles. Some of the most common injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents include the following:
- Bone fractures
- Head and brain injuries
- Abdominal trauma
- Chest trauma
- Eye trauma
- Facial fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Ruptured spleen
- Rib fractures
- Vertebral fractures
These injuries can range in severity, leading to lengthy hospital stays and even longer time spent rehabbing once released from a hospital. Even the safest of motorcycle riders can sometimes have trouble avoiding accidents on the roads of California.
Denair Motorcycle Accident Lawyer
I’m Ed Smith, a Denair motorcycle accident lawyer. If a loved one has suffered traumatic injuries in a motorcycle accident, I urge you to contact me to discuss your case in an effort to determine the steps to take following the crash. Victims of motorcycle accidents should seek compensation for their injuries, especially if a relative died due to the negligence of another, which would lead to a wrongful death claim. Please call me for free, friendly legal advice at (209) 227-1931 or (800) 404-5400.
I have proudly served residents of California, including Denair, for more than three decades in receiving the compensation they deserve following motorcycle accidents, bus accidents, auto accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents and truck accidents.
Making an informed decision takes a lot of research and self-education. One step in this process is to read reviews from former clients. These reviews can be found on sites like Google Plus, Avvo, and Yelp. Important information surrounding previous verdicts and settlements can also be found on my website.
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More information is available on my website, autoaccident.com.
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