Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

The Importance of Motorcycle Eye Safety

Motorcycle eye safety is an important and often-overlooked aspect of riding a motorbike. Over the past few years, motorcycle helmets have received a lot of attention. This attention is deserved. Helmets have the potential to prevent traumatic brain injuries from happening, saving lives. At the same time, it is just as important for everyone riding a motorcycle to think about eye safety. Unfortunately, this topic does not receive the attention it deserves.

Road Debris Can Cause a Motorcycle Accident

Road debris is capable of causing a serious motorcycle accident that might even lead to traumatic injuries or fatalities. Statistics that have been published by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety have shown that debris causes thousands of accidents each year. Because motorcycle riders do not have any protection between them and the pavement, debris represents a serious hazard to those who ride motorbikes. It is crucial for everyone who rides a motorcycle to understand some of the risks that road debris can present. By thinking about debris ahead of time, serious accidents can be avoided.

Neck Brace Can Help with Recovery after an Injury

If someone is involved in a motorcycle collision, there is a much higher chance of injuries occurring when compared to accidents involving passenger vehicles. This is because there is a serious lack of protection between the rider and the external environment. In a passenger vehicle, airbags, seatbelts, and a metal frame separate passengers from the pavement. There is no such protection available for motorcycle riders.

Sacramento Motorcycle Crash Reported Along SR 51

A serious motorcycle crash resulting in an injury to the rider occurred on November 1 along State Route 51 and the Arden Way on-ramp in Sacramento shortly before 10:00 in the evening. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred when a motorcycle crashed into a vehicle. The accident blocked the fast lane of the road, and the motorcyclist was found lying there. It was reported by an eyewitness that the vehicle was struck by the motorcycle, and then it fled the scene. A tow truck operator at the accident site to pick up the sportbike the cyclist had been riding reported that the rider was trying to find his helmet and said he did not remember being involved in a crash. When and if the passenger vehicle driver is located, they may be charged with hit and run. 

Motorcycle Accident in Antelope Injures Biker

A motorcycle accident north of Pfe Road in Antelope occurred on October 30 at about 5:47 in the evening and resulted in injury to the biker. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident involved a collision between a motorcycle and a sedan. The crash caused a traffic flow problem as the road was blocked for a time. Authorities called for a tow truck to remove the motorcycle. The injured biker was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center for evaluation and treatment due to chest and abdominal pain. There is no word at this time whether the motorcycle accident involved drugs or alcohol. The investigation into the crash is continuing at this point.

Study on Molecular Processes in Motorcycle Injury Healing

A research team from the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA) recently published an article on the molecular processes involved in motorcycle injury recovery. One of the most common motorcycle injuries involves the peripheral nerves. These nerves are responsible for transmitting motor function commands from the brain to the muscles in the arms and legs. The nerves also carry sensory information from the body back to the brain for interpretation.

Comprehensive Approach to Motorcycle Accident Recovery

The process of motorcycle accident recovery can be a long one. Because of the lack of protection between a motorcycle rider and the road, even a seemingly minor motorcycle collision can be severe. Even though there has been a lot of focus on using a helmet, wearing the appropriate protective clothing, and riding in safe conditions, serious injuries can still happen. When someone suffers a traumatic injury in a motorcycle accident, the overall process can take years. Because of this, everyone needs to think about the process of motorcycle accident recovery.

Heads Up Displays for Motorcycle Helmets

It was recently announced that a company is working on a new helmet that can change the way people ride motorcycles. Over the past few years, one of the most important goals has been to improve motorcycle safety. This includes motorcycle helmets. Advances in motorcycle helmets have protected riders from suffering severe injuries, such as TBIs. Now a new technology called heads up display is taking it one step further.

Sacramento Man Killed in Oakland Motorcycle Accident

A Sacramento man was killed in a motorcycle accident in Oakland on October 23. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the crash occurred at 4:15 in the evening north of 5th Street on Interstate 880. According to authorities at the scene of the crash, the biker was splitting lanes while traveling at about 40 mph, when the motorcycle was hit by a silver Mercedes-Benz that had tried to move left. The motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and landed on the road. Rescue crews transported the man to Highland Hospital. Sadly, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the hospital. Officials have identified the biker as 31-year-old Bolaji Famuyiwa of Sacramento. Moreover, a GoFundMe page has been created by the family of Mr. Famuyiwa to help cover his funeral expenses.

The Dangers of Drinking and Riding 

The dangers of operating a motor vehicle while drinking has been well-established. However, alcohol involved in motorcycle accidents often goes overlooked. Because riding a motorcycle is inherently more risky than driving a passenger vehicle, the risks of alcohol are amplified in this situation. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), motorcycle accidents involving alcohol are more common than many people realize.