Articles Posted in Motorcycle Accidents

Sacramento Motorcycle Collision on State Route 99

A Sacramento motorcycle collision that led to serious injuries on State Route 99 happened on May 10 at about 1:25 p.m. It occurred just south of the 12th Avenue off-ramp. According to a California Highway Patrol (CHP) representative, it involved a white Jeep and a motorcycle. The Jeep was said to be changing lanes when the collision occurred. The injured party was transported by ambulance to the UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. The accident was said to be causing a traffic hazard immediately after it happened. The CHP is currently investigating the accident. However, at this time there is no word about who was at fault.

Top Causes of Motorcycle Accidents

The causes of motorcycle accidents are varied. They range from the lack of stability inherent in a two-wheel vehicle to the speed these motorcycles are capable of reaching. Motorcyclists suffer many injuries due to the lack of structural protection unlike drivers of other motor vehicles. Yet, with all these problems, motorcycles also provide some of the best tools needed to avoid accidents. For example, they possess powerful brakes, maneuverability, and superb tires. The biker is able to see around him in a way that is envied by motorists with an obstructed view of the road. Bikers also have the ability to outwit the causes of motorcycle accidents with their skills and knowledge of how to avoid dangerous situations. Let’s look at the top causes of motorcycle accidents and what to do if they occur.

National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

May is National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and the California Highway Patrol (CHP) is asking motorists and bike riders to share the road. The CHP is using a $625,000 grant to help riders stay safe. Events through their Get Educated and Ride Safe (GEARS) program will work on promoting motorcycle safety. It’s time to make sure your motorcycle is in tip-top shape and to polish your skills as a rider. In celebration of motorcycle safety, motorists also need to play their part. Let’s take an in-depth look at motorcycle use and what you need to do to ride safely.

Motorcyclist Pinned Under Vehicle After Chico Crash

Local authorities reported that a motorcyclist was trapped under a parked car after being involved in a collision in Chico on Thursday, April 18, 2019. Chico Police Department (CPD) reported that the motorcyclist suffered serious injuries during the crash. Medical officials at Enloe Hospital have stated that the injured man remains in hospital custody and listed his condition as critical. Police say that they are still investigating the accident.

Motorcycle Accidents in Truckee

Riding a motorcycle is a popular way to get around and California has a higher density of motorcycles per capita than any other state. While riding a motorcycle comes with plenty of benefits such as enjoying the open air and saving money on gas, there is also a downside. Motorcyclists face an increased risk of injury because they lack the same protections that the occupants of passenger vehicles have. Because Truckee is in one of California’s most beautiful areas, people often enjoy riding motorcycles on local highways and, unfortunately, accidents do happen. Local motorcyclists may want to learn more about how motorcycle collisions affect their area.

Merced Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A Merced man was killed in a motorcycle accident on the night of March 30, 2019. The incident occurred shortly before 9:30 p.m. along Ashby Road, just west of Trindade Road. A driver of a 2004 Dodge Dakota hauling a 2006 utility trailer was traveling along Ashby Road when he attempted to back the trailer onto a driveway right off the roadway. A man riding a 1984 Honda motorcycle was heading west along Ashby Road and was unable to avoid the Dodge and trailer, which were perpendicular to the road during the reverse maneuver. The biker struck the left front fender of the Dodge, propelling him off from his bike onto the eastbound lane of the roadway. The motorcyclist, whose identity has not yet been released pending family notification, was pronounced deceased at the scene. Our deepest sympathy goes out to the friends and family of the man who passed away for their devastating loss.

Common Motorcycle Accident Types

Riding a motorcycle is a great way to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Sacramento Valley. However, there are also serious risks involved in being a motorcyclist. There are many different types of motorcycle accidents, and because motorcyclists aren’t protected by metal walls or airbags, these crashes can cause serious injuries even at low speeds. Being aware of what the most common types of motorcycle accidents are is an important step toward increasing your safety as a motorcyclist. Although drivers are told to watch out for motorcycles, motorcyclists ultimately carry the burden of keeping themselves safe.

Motorcycle Accident Injury in Sacramento

A Sacramento motorcycle accident injury happened along Gold Express Drive on March 16 that resulted in serious harm to the rider. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred shortly before 8:00 in the morning along eastbound Gold Express Drive just west of Gold Meadow Way. The area is located near Fair Oaks and north of the Lincoln Highway. It occurred when a black motorcycle was involved in a collision with a Hyundai. The roadway was blocked for a short time by the crash. The CHP did not report what hospital the rider was transported to, nor was there any information on what caused the accident.

Yreka Area Motorcycle Accidents

Yreka is a small city located in one of California’s most stunning landscapes. Those who live in the area know that driving through Siskiyou County offers some incredible mountain views. For this reason, the area is a popular place to take a motorcycle ride to enjoy the fresh air and awesome scenery. While motorcyclists enjoy many benefits such as an exciting hobby and reduced gas mileage, being a motorcyclist also comes with a drastically increased risk of injury in the event of an accident. Accidents can happen anywhere, and Yreka and the surrounding Siskiyou County are no exception. These areas have seen a number of motorcycle collisions in recent years. Those who drive on local roads may want to know more about motorcycle accidents in their area.

Motorcycle Accident Fatally Injures Fresno Man

A motorcycle accident in Fresno County claimed the life of a Fresno man on February 23, 2019. The incident occurred along Church Avenue and Academy Avenue in Sanger. An officer from the Sanger Police Department was in the area and heard what sounded like a crash. The officer scanned the area and found two parties had been propelled from a motorcycle. The driver, a 36-year-old man from Fresno, suffered major injuries. The passenger, identified as the 33-year-old wife of the driver, suffered minor injuries. Both parties were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Sadly, the man was unable to overcome his injuries and was pronounced deceased during hospitalization. His identity was not released immediately due to pending family notification. We would like to send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to those who lost a loved one in this devastating accident.