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Rising Rate of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Sacramento

Rising Rate of Motorcycle Accidents and Injuries in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. Traffic fatalities went up in every category across the nation in 2016, including motorcycle deaths. There were 5,286 deaths of motorcyclists that year, an increase over the 5,029 fatalities the previous year, according to statistics by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Because motorcycle riders are vulnerable due to their lack of protection, they are more apt to suffer injuries or be killed in a collision than those in passenger vehicles.

Injury Rates of Motorcyclists

Top Safety Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents in Sacramento

Top Safety Tips to Avoid Motorcycle Accidents in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. 2016 was a difficult time for motorcycle riders around the country with 4,976 deaths caused by traffic accidents. California leads the nation with the number of motorcycles, which isn’t surprising since it has the highest population in the country. In 2016, there were 842,648 registered motorcycles in the state. Of course, this leads to an increased number of motorcycle crashes, many of them caused by negligent drivers of motor vehicles. Those numbers could be reduced if both motorists and motorcycle riders used more caution. Following are some safety suggestions for motorcycle riders.

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Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

Biker Thrown Through the Rear Windshield of Vehicle in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A June 14th collision between a motor vehicle and motorcycle along eastbound U.S. 50 in South Sacramento ended in an injury to the biker. The motorcyclist was thrown through the rear windshield of the car that reportedly caused the accident. Authorities with the California Highway Patrol (CHP) said that the injured person was alert but had suffered an injury to an arm, which was bleeding. Emergency medical personnel with the Sacramento Fire Department were summoned to the collision site to assess the rider’s injury. It is unknown at this time whether the rider was transported to a hospital for treatment.

What Happened?

Motorcycle Rider Saved By Off-Duty Nurse in Citrus Height

Motorcycle Rider Saved By Off-Duty Nurse in Citrus Heights

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A recent collision almost ended in tragedy for a motorcycle rider except for the quick thinking and action by a nurse in Citrus Heights who happened to be off-duty. The man’s motorcycle had crashed with a truck, and the collision had left him with no pulse. The registered nurse, who stopped to try and help before the arrival of Sacramento firefighters and police from Citrus Heights, performed CPR until first responders arrived to take over. According to Lt. David Gutierrez, the man’s life was saved when his heart started beating once more.

What Happened?

Motorcycle Accident on U.S. Rt 50 in Sacramento Under Investigation

Motorcycle Accident on U.S. Rt 50 in Sacramento Under Investigation

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. During rush hour recently, a two-vehicle accident involving a motorcycle was reported in South Sacramento along U.S. Route 50 eastbound. It is unknown at this time what the extent of injuries suffered by the motorcycle rider are. However, emergency medical personnel were called to the scene of the crash, along with those from the fire department. 

Crash Details

Motorcycle Rider Suffers Major Injuries in Sacramento Accident

Motorcycle Rider Suffers Major Injuries in Sacramento Accident

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A major injury to a motorcycle rider was reported in a May 23 accident along Jackson Road when it collided with a motor vehicle in the late afternoon. No information has been released yet on the identity of the rider or medical condition. The collision caused traffic to be blocked for almost 40 minutes along Jackson Road while tow trucks cleared the site and an investigation was conducted by officers with the California Highway Patrol (CHP)

What Happened

Capital City Freeway Crash Seriously Injures Motorcyclists in Sacramento

Capital City Freeway Crash Seriously Injures Motorcyclists in Sacramento

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A crash along Capital City Freeway in the early hours of May 19 injured two motorcycle riders and backed up traffic to Highway 99 and midtown Sacramento. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the collision involved a van and two motorcycles on a bridge at the American River, which is near Cal Expo. 

Accident Details

Intersection Motorcycle Accident Safety Precautions

Intersection Motorcycle Accident Safety Precautions

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. Motorcycle accidents at intersections account for a high number of collision injuries and fatalities to riders. When this happens, an experienced motorcycle accident lawyer can defend your rights and help obtain the compensation you need.

Intersection Accidents and Motorcyclists

Risks of Riding a Motorcycle Versus Driving a Motor Vehicle

Risks of Riding a Motorcycle Versus Driving a Car

I’m Ed Smith, a motorcycle accident lawyer in Sacramento. The dangers of riding a motorcycle outweigh those of driving a car. In the absence of structural protection around one’s body to the need for near-perfect balance to stay upright and in control, motorcycles demand critical skills. Let’s look at the risks bikers must overcome when they take to the highway.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Highway 50

Motorcyclist Injured in Crash on Highway 50

I’m Ed Smith, a Sacramento motorcycle accident lawyer. A crash occurred between a motor vehicle and motorcycle on March 31 in Sacramento, causing an injury. The motorcycle rider was taken to a local hospital for treatment. No information has yet been released on the extent of injuries sustained by the rider.

We would like to send our healing thoughts to the injured rider of the motorcycle accident during their time of recovery.

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