Serious Oroville Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital Via Air


Serious Oroville Motorcycle Crash Sends One to Hospital Via Air

I’m Ed Smith, an Oroville motorcycle accident lawyer. A 22-year-old motorcyclist had to be airlifted following an accident near Palermo late at night on Sunday, July 30. The motorcyclist is a resident of Oroville. His identity has yet to be released.

What Happened?

The details of the motorcycle accident are slim at this time, but first responders received notification of the accident at 10:05 pm on July 30. Firefighters from Butte County Fire Station 66 responded to the scene, which was located at Foothill Boulevard and Dunstone Drive. According to a report from the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the motorcycle was traveling westbound on Foothill Boulevard approaching Dunstone Drive. Officers said that the bike was traveling higher than the posted speed limit of 45 MPH. When the motorcycle approached a curve, the high rate of speed caused it to collide with a pickup truck traveling eastbound on Foothill Boulevard. The driver and passenger in the pickup truck were unharmed in the accident.

The accident also involved an active fire, according to reports. Firefighters encountered an engulfed motorcycle upon arrival and extinguished it within three minutes. A medical helicopter was requested to transport the patient to Enloe Medical Center from the Oroville Medical Center due to traumatic injuries. The patient left the scene in an ambulance at 10:34 pm with medics on board. There has been no update on the condition of the motorcycle rider as of the publishing of this post.

A Look at Oroville Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Oroville is located in Butte County, which makes it a popular destination for motorcycle riders. There’s plenty to explore and look at while on a ride for work, pleasure, or school. As of the latest statistics from the California Office of Traffic Safety (OTS), there were just three motorcycle accidents reported in Oroville in 2014, which ranks 59th out of 108 cities with similar populations. Oroville boasts an average population of 16,000 people. Oroville falls into Group E, which consists of cities ranging in population from 10,001-25,000 residents.

In that same year (2014), there were 19 accidents overall that were speed related, ranking Oroville 42nd out of 108. For the nighttime period (9:00 pm-2:59 am), there were 12 accidents, which ranked the city 17th out of 108. The daily vehicle miles traveled (DVMT) for Oroville is estimated at 219,795 by the OTS.

Oroville Motorcycle Accident Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, an Oroville motorcycle accident lawyer. If you have suffered injuries, minor or severe, in a motorcycle accident, call my office at (530) 392-9400 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400. I will gladly discuss your case and offer free, friendly legal advice so you can make an informed decision.

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