Motorcyclist Killed in Accident with SUV in Arden-Arcade

Motorcyclist Killed in Accident with SUV in Arden-Arcade


I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney. A 32-year-old man was killed on Monday in a motorcycle accident involving an SUV in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Details of the Accident

According to the report from the CHP, the accident occurred on Monday morning in the vicinity of Arden Way at Watt Avenue. Just before 6:30 am Monday morning police say that an SUV made a legal U-turn on Watt Avenue. As the SUV made the legal U-turn the motorcycle, operated by Adam Calhoun of Sacramento, collided into the rear of the SUV. The impact of the accident killed Calhoun as he and the bike slid into the SUV. Police believe the motorcycle was traveling between 45 and 55 MPH at the time of the accident.

CHP reported that Calhoun applied the brakes abruptly, causing him to lose control of the bike as it turned on its left side. Calhoun was thrown from the bike before he and the bike were thrown into the back of the SUV as it completed its U-turn. Police have said the U-turn was a legal maneuver, but are investigating whether or not it was safe at the time for the SUV to make the turn.

The driver of the SUV, who was not injured, remained at the scene and spoke with police. Watt Avenue in the southbound direction was closed for a little under two hours. The driver of the SUV has not been identified by police, who have not said if charges would come from their investigation.

We extend our condolences to the motorcyclist’s friends and family during this difficult time.

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Between the years of 2014 and 2016, there was a total of 378 motorcycle accidents. The data during this timeframe is only provisional and can still be updated. Of those 378 accidents, there were 10 fatalities. There were 67 that resulted in severe injuries and 126 that resulted in a complaint of pain. Prior to this accident, there had been zero motorcycle accidents in the Arden-Arcade area of Sacramento between the period of 2014 and 2016. To go along with that, there had been zero motorcycle accidents reported at the intersection where the accident occurred; Watt Avenue and Arden Way. Between the years of 2012 and 2014, there were no reports of motorcycle accidents at the intersection of Watt Avenue and Arden Way, nor reports of motorcycle accidents in the Arden-Arcade area.

Sacramento Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident attorney. Injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in California can be beyond debilitating. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a motorcycle accident, I urge you to call me at 916-921-6400 for some free, friendly advice. I have been representing victims of motorcycle accidents and wrongful deaths in the Sacramento area for more than 35 years, fighting for them to receive the compensation they deserve.

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In my nearly four decades of practicing personal injury law, I have assisted thousands of people with wrongful death and traumatic injury cases.

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