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One Killed in Oroville Motorcycle Accident

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October 20, 2017
Edward Smith


One Killed in Oroville Motorcycle Accident

I’m Ed Smith, an Oroville motorcycle accident lawyer. One man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday, October 18 in Oroville.

What We Know

According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), a motorcyclist died on Wednesday night on Olive Highway. The accident occurred around 8:45pm between Arbol Avenue and Gold Country Casino. The rider was a 48-year-old man from Oroville.

What Happened?

The CHP said that the motorcyclist crossed the double yellow lines on Olive Highway and drove right into the path of oncoming traffic. The motorcycle collided with a Ford vehicle that was being driven by 70-year-old Sharon Cherry, also of Oroville. Cherry was traveling westbound on Olive Highway at the time of the accident. The rider was thrown from his 2017 Harley Davidson motorcycle and came to a rest on the south side of the highway.

Injuries Suffered

Cherry suffered hand and facial lacerations described as minor as well as pain in her right shoulder. She was taken to Oroville Hospital for treatment. The motorcycle rider was administered CPR by the first responding officers from the CHP. He was pronounced dead at the scene from his traumatic injuries by Butte County EMS paramedics upon their arrival.

The Investigation

The accident remains under investigation by the CHP, which said that they do not believe drugs or alcohol were involved. The road was closed until roughly 11pm the night of the crash. The CHP is asking anyone who has information regarding the crash to contact them at their Oroville station. While officers investigated the crash, traffic was diverted Oro Quincy Highway in the westbound direction and to Arbol Avenue in the eastbound direction.

Oroville Motorcycle Accident Statistics

There have been 20 motorcycle accidents reported in Oroville between the years of 2012 and 2016. Just one of those accidents resulted in a fatality and none involved alcohol. The lone fatal motorcycle accident in this timeframe occurred on Baggett Palermo Road near Ophir Road.

The only other motorcycle accident to occur on Olive Highway between 2012 and 2016 occurred near Executive Parkway. The accident happened in 2014 and did not involve severe injury. The accident in 2014 is the only reported accident involving a motorcycle on that stretch of highway dating all the way back to 2010. Wednesday night’s fatal accident was the first involving a motorcycle on Olive Highway since at least 2006, according to data provided by the Transportation Injury Mapping System from UC Berkeley.

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Oroville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an Oroville motorcycle accident lawyer. A motorcycle accident can leave riders and their loved ones in dire financial situations. Injuries suffered can range from minor to severe. If you have suffered the loss of a loved one as a result of a motorcycle accident, call me (530) 392-9400 or (800) 404-5400 for friendly, free, and compassionate advice. I can also be contacted via my website,

I have been serving the Oroville and Greater California community for over 35 years, helping injured motorcyclists their families recover in personal injury and wrongful death cases. You are welcome to read what my clients have written about me in testimonials on websites like Google, Avvo, and Yelp.

If you would like more information about my practice, you are invited to browse reports about my previous cases by visiting my verdicts and settlements page.

The Million Dollar Advocates Forum is a national organization that recognizes the work of attorneys who have helped clients win $1 million or more settlements or awards.

Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons, Harley Davidson Heritage Softtail by ChiemseeMan. Public Domain.
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