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Accident at Greenback Lane Intersection in Orangevale Injures Motorcyclist

A motorcycle crash resulting in a major injury to the rider occurred in Sacramento County in the Orangevale area on August 21 that left a rider lying in the roadway. The collision was reported at the intersection of westbound Greenback Lane and Kenneth Avenue around 10:24 a.m., according to the report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The individual who called in the crash said they were unsure whether the rider was struck by another vehicle or it was a solo motorcycle collision. 

Serious Complications Can Occur in Motorcycle Road Rash

Motorcyclists who are involved in accidents may suffer road rash, a potentially serious injury. Most people are familiar with the pain associated with road rash, but they may not realize that it can have serious consequences as well. It may be possible for the injured person to seek compensation if the accident injury was caused by a negligent driver or government entity. Since more serious cases of road rash can result in permanent scarring or require reconstructive surgery to repair, seeking compensation can help cover those high medical expenses. 

Rider Loses Control of His Motorcycle on Bicentennial Way

A motorcyclist fatality was reported in Santa Rosa recently after a collision into a light pole. The accident occurred around noon along Bicentennial Way at its intersection with Mendocino Avenue. When officers with the Santa Rosa Police Department arrived, they discovered a motorcyclist in his 50s lying near a Harley-Davidson in the road. Although he was transported by medics to a hospital, he was declared dead after a short while. 

Motorcyclist Dies in Accident Caused by Reckless Driver

The driver of a van who made an illegal U-turn in front of a motorcyclist led to an accident fatality on March 21. The accident happened along Blanco Road eastbound at about 3:30 in the afternoon when the driver made a U-turn that was illegal at West Alisal Street. As the driver made the turn, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), their van came in front of the motorcyclist coming from the other way and they collided. 

Sacramento Motorcycle Rider Laws

Motorcycle riding is a popular sport in California because of its gorgeous scenery and many open roads. However, accidents involving motorcyclists are common. Learning about motorcycle rider laws in the state that can keep a rider safe is important.

Accident Involving Multiple Vehicles Kills Motorcyclist and Injures Passenger

A motorcycle fatality was reported in San Leandro on February 25 in a collision that involved several vehicles. The accident occurred on Interstate 580 eastbound at about 1:15 p.m., which blocked three lanes of traffic. According to the accident report issued by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), officers arrived at the scene to discover that a motorcyclist, accompanied by a passenger, had gone onto the highway after exiting the on-ramp from Grand Avenue. 

Trial in Accident Between Truck and Motorcyclist Concludes

A serious motorcycle accident in Southern California where a rider required amputation of his lower leg has concluded with an award of  $23.7 million in damages to the injured rider. The accident occurred on December 5, 2017, when the plaintiff was heading southbound along Coldwater Canyon at its intersection with Ventura Boulevard, where he was planning to turn on his motorcycle. At that same time, an employee with an industrial supply company, who was driving a 28-foot utility truck, was waiting to make a left turn onto Coldwater Canyon northbound. 

Focus on Motorcycle Safety this Month

Spring has definitely sprung in Northern California. Great weather means more motorcycles on the roads. The National Safety Council (NSC), the country’s leading non-profit safety advocacy group, promotes Motorcycle Safety Month to remind motorcycle riders and passenger vehicle drivers that they share the responsibility of making roads and highways safe for motorcyclists.

Federal Motorcycle Safety Plan

In 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released a five-year safety plan to address the issue of motorcycle safety on our nation’s highways. It was noted in the report that motorcycle fatalities had reached their highest level in more than 35 years. In 2017, 5,172 riders were killed compared to 2,116 in 1997. The past 20 years saw a 144% increase in fatalities among motorcyclists. 

Motorcycle Events in Northern California

While a few annual Northern California motorcycle events have been canceled for 2021 due to COVID-19, including the Quail Motorcycle Gathering in Carmel and the Redwood Run, there are many that are still scheduled to go forward. Below are several events to look forward to throughout May and June. Most are within about three hours of Sacramento. 

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