Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Highway 65 in Roseville


Fatal Motorcycle Accident on Highway 65 in Roseville

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville motorcycle accident attorney. A 22-year-old rider was killed in a motorcycle accident this past Saturday on Highway 65 in Roseville. We send our thoughts and prayers of sympathy to the loved ones of the motorcyclist killed in this tragic collision.

Location of the Roseville Motorcycle Accident

The accident in Roseville occurred around 4:45pm on Saturday, October 7. The 22-year-old male rider was killed when his motorcycle rear-ended an SUV near Pleasant Grove Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The police report states that a 2013 Toyota Highlander was being driven in the right lane of Highway 65 by a 59-year-old woman. The vehicle was traveling at 15 MPH.

Details of how the Motorcycle Accident Happened

The motorcycle, a 2003 Yamaha, was being operated by a 22-year-old rider. The motorcyclist changed lanes and slammed into the rear of the Highlander at a high rate of speed. The rider was thrown from the bike onto the roadway. He was taken by emergency responders to the Sutter Roseville Medical Center where he passed away from his injuries. The rider has not yet been identified by police.

The female driver of the Highlander did not suffer any injuries in the crash. Police do not think that drugs or alcohol had a role in the crash. The accident is still under investigation by the CHP.

The Dangers of Highway 65

Highway 65 has been a notoriously dangerous roadway for motorcyclists in the past six years. From 2011 to 2016 there have been 11 motorcycle accidents. Two of these accidents involved alcohol and none of them resulted in fatalities. Over the past decade (2006-2016) there have been a total of 14 motorcycle accidents. None of these accidents resulted in fatalities.

The city of Roseville as a whole has been a dangerous one for motorcycle riders. From 2006 to 2016 there have been a total of 142 Roseville motorcycle accidents. Five of those accidents involved fatalities and 12 involved alcohol. Over the last six years (2011-2016) there have been 60 Roseville motorcycle accidents reported. Nine of those motorcycle accidents involved alcohol and two resulted in fatalities.

Common Injuries Suffered in Motorcycle Accidents

Riding a motorcycle is an exhilarating hobby but it’s also a dangerous one. Riders can suffer even the most minor of injuries when they explore Roseville. The most common types of motorcycle accident, traumatic injuries, include the following:

Ride As if Every Other Vehicle on the Road Cannot See You

Suffering an injury in a Roseville motorcycle accident can be life altering. From hefty medical bills to missed time at work, a rider’s financial situation can change in a heartbeat. That’s why it’s important to always wear a helmet, change lanes safely, and ride as if every other vehicle on the road cannot see you.

Roseville Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Roseville motorcycle accident attorney. Have you suffered the loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident? Have you or a loved one been injured in a Roseville motorcycle accident? If so, contact me at 916-921-6400 or toll-free at 800-404-5400 for compassionate, friendly, and no-obligation legal advice. I have been representing residents and visitors of Roseville for more than 30 years in wrongful death and personal injury cases. You can also reach out to me via my website,

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