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Motorcycle Accident on I-5 Near Sutterville Exit Ramp

A motorcycle accident resulting in a major injury occurred in Sacramento on April 21 following a collision with a pickup truck. The crash happened along northbound Interstate 5 just south of the Sutterville Road exit ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) report, shortly before 5:00 in the afternoon. The motorcycle was found in the center divider, and a tow truck was required to remove the other vehicle, which was a 4WD Chevy Tahoe. Investigators with the CHP are examining the crash site to determine how the collision occurred. It was not reported to which hospital the motorcycle rider was transported.

Motorcycle Accident on French Road in Florin

A motorcyclist suffered a major injury in a motor vehicle collision in Florin on March 19. The accident was reported as occurring along French Road around 8:55 in the morning south of Florin Road by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The rider was transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries and further assessment. At the time of this report, the extent of the rider’s injuries has yet to be announced by authorities. A tow truck was called to remove the cycle. The CHP is investigating the accident to determine how it happened. It is not yet known whether drug or alcohol use was a factor in the crash.

U.S. Route 50 Crash Seriously Injures Motorcyclist

A motorcyclist suffered a major injury in a collision along U.S. Route 50 on February 1 in Sacramento. The crash happened just west of the 15th Street off-ramp at around 9:16 in the morning, as issued in a report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP). Sacramento Fire Department emergency responders were called to assess the motorcycle rider’s injuries and transport that person to a nearby hospital. It was not reported if other vehicles were involved in the crash. A tow truck was summoned to remove the motorcycle from the crash site, which had created a traffic hazard in the slow lane. The reason for the accident will be determined by an investigation being handled by the CHP.

Motorcycle Crash in Rio Linda Causes Major Injuries

A motorcycle crash on November 24 in Rio Linda caused serious injuries to the rider who was left lying in the road by a hit and run driver. The motorcyclist, 22, was hit by a pickup truck after midnight in the vicinity of Front and M streets. The injured motorcyclist has been identified as Douglas Slabbekorn. According to the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the blue pickup was raised up on its frame and was tentatively identified as a Dodge Ram. The pickup sustained damage to the front end and the right passenger side. Slabbekorn was rushed to the hospital with a fractured leg, internal bleeding and a collapsed lung. 

Motorcycle Rider Injured in Crash With Bus

On November 22, a motorcycle rider was injured in a crash with a transit bus along Interstate 80 in North Sacramento. The accident occurred around 4:55 in the afternoon, just east of the Northgate Boulevard off-ramp, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP) along the left-hand side in the number one lane. A tow truck arrived to remove the motorcycle, while the rider was transported by emergency responders to Mercy San Juan Medical Center for undescribed injuries. An investigation into the accident by officers with the CHP will determine how it occurred and assign fault.

Sacramento Motorcycle Crash Reported Along SR 51

A serious motorcycle crash resulting in an injury to the rider occurred on November 1 along State Route 51 and the Arden Way on-ramp in Sacramento shortly before 10:00 in the evening. According to the report by the California Highway Patrol (CHP), the accident occurred when a motorcycle crashed into a vehicle. The accident blocked the fast lane of the road, and the motorcyclist was found lying there. It was reported by an eyewitness that the vehicle was struck by the motorcycle, and then it fled the scene. A tow truck operator at the accident site to pick up the sportbike the cyclist had been riding reported that the rider was trying to find his helmet and said he did not remember being involved in a crash. When and if the passenger vehicle driver is located, they may be charged with hit and run. 

Comprehensive Approach to Motorcycle Accident Recovery

The process of motorcycle accident recovery can be a long one. Because of the lack of protection between a motorcycle rider and the road, even a seemingly minor motorcycle collision can be severe. Even though there has been a lot of focus on using a helmet, wearing the appropriate protective clothing, and riding in safe conditions, serious injuries can still happen. When someone suffers a traumatic injury in a motorcycle accident, the overall process can take years. Because of this, everyone needs to think about the process of motorcycle accident recovery.

Airbag for Bike

The company Airbag for Bike recently announced that it is seeking a patent on full-body airbags that might save countless lives when it reaches the open market. Prior research has shown that motorcycle accidents are far deadlier than their passenger vehicle counterparts. There are more safety advances in passenger vehicles than motorcycles, including airbags. The invention from Airbag for Bike may make its way to the mainstream market soon. The company has released a digital animation of its innovative airbag design, stating that it might open the motorcycle market to those who were hesitant to ride one without advanced safety features.

Memory Lapse Plays a Role in Motorcycle Accidents

According to a recently published research study, memory lapse may play a role in motorcycle accidents. Because motorcycles have a much smaller visual profile than their larger sedan counterparts, they are easily overlooked or forgotten on the open road. If drivers forget about the motorcycle on the road, it is easy for them to be struck.

Motorcycle Patrol Officer Suffers Major Injuries on Highway 99

A California Highway motorcycle patrol officer was seriously injured on September 27 when his vehicle collided with a Dodge minivan as he was attempting to change lanes. He was transported to UC Davis Medical Center with major injuries. The accident happened on northbound Highway 99 in the area north of Fruitridge Road at approximately 6:15 in the morning. The CHP reported that the motorcycle patrol officer, who has not yet been identified, has been a member of the department for 10 years. Traffic was halted after two northbound lanes of Highway 99 near the accident site between Fruitridge Road and 47th Street were closed. The northbound lanes were reopened shortly before 10 a.m.  

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