Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Highway 65


Motorcyclist Killed in Crash on Highway 65

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln Motorcycle Accident Attorney. A 51-year-old Red Bluff man lost his life in a motorcycle accident last month in Roseville on Highway 65.

What Happened?

The California Highway Patrol (CHP) was dispatched to Highway 65 around 4:45 pm in the southbound lanes. The accident occurred just south of the overpass for Pleasant Grove Crossing. The motorcycle crashed into the back of a vehicle. According to a release from the CHP, witnesses stated that traffic was coming to a stop approaching the overpass due to heavy volume. In the number-two lane, a 2005 Nissan Altima slowed and came to a stop, but the motorcycle behind it did not. The motorcycle, traveling at 50 MPH, slammed into the left rear side of the Altima.

The impact threw the motorcyclist from the bike and onto the highway. The rider was pronounced dead at the scene by emergency responders. The CHP said that the driver of the Altima, a 37-year-old man from Lincoln was taken to Sutter Roseville Medical Center with minor injuries. The CHP closed the southbound lanes of Highway 65 for more than 90 minutes to conduct an investigation into the crash, which they said likely did not involve drugs or alcohol.

Highway 65 Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Highway 65 runs directly through Roseville, ending at Interstate 80 near the Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Highway 65 has been a dangerous roadway for motorcyclists over the last six years with 11 motorcycle accidents. Three of these accidents occurred less than two miles from the Pleasant Grove Boulevard overpass. One of the three accidents resulted in severe injury, which also involved alcohol. The accident in July was the first fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 65 in the last six years. According to the Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), there had not been a fatal motorcycle accident on Highway 65 dating back to at least 2006 prior to this one.

Lincoln Motorcycle Accident Attorney

I’m Ed Smith, a Lincoln Motorcycle Accident Attorney. Being injured in a motorcycle accident is scary, overwhelming, and can alter your life from what you once knew it. Please call me today for free, friendly legal advice if you or a loved one has been injured in a Lincoln motorcycle accident. If you suffered the loss of a loved one in a motorcycle accident, caused by the negligence of another, you might have the basis for a wrongful death claim. I can be reached at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free if you are calling from out of the area at (800) 404-5400.

I have been serving the residents of California for more than three decades with their personal injury and wrongful death cases.   I have also helped those involved in pedestrian accidents, truck accidents, bus accidents, and auto accidents.

It is important for you to make an informed decision regarding legal issues and advice after being involved in a motorcycle accident. One way to do so is by reading reviews written about me by former clients. These reviews can be found on Yelp, Google Plus, and Avvo. You can also browse my previous verdicts and settlements by clicking the link so you can see my track record for yourself.

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