Woodland Motorcycle Accident Data

Woodland Motorcycle Accident Data

Woodland Motorcycle Accident Data

Woodland Motorcycle Accident Data – With wide open roads and the beautiful surrounding scenery of the Northern California Valley, Woodland is a great place to ride a motorcycle. However, riding a motorcycle comes with an increased risk of being seriously injured during a crash. While most motorcyclists drive carefully, bikes offer little protection to riders when accidents do occur. To reduce their chance of getting seriously hurt or killed during a collision, those who live in the Woodland area may want to know about how crashes are likely to happen in their area. The below statistics include information about Woodland motorcycle accidents over the past decade.

Crash Overview

Data released by UC Berkeley shows that 66 injury-causing motorcycle accidents took place during the ten years between 2007 and 2017. These collisions involved no pedestrians and only three involved bicyclists. Additionally, only ten of these motorcycle accidents happened on a highway within the city, accounting for only around 15 percent of the collisions.

Out of the 66 motorcycle collisions, three involved fatal injuries. This means that 4.5 percent of Woodland motorcycle accidents were fatal, which is more than double the fatality rate for crashes that didn’t involve motorcycles. Furthermore, 25 percent of these motorcycle accidents involved severe injuries while the rate for passenger vehicle accidents was only five percent.

Dangerous Intersections

The roadways near these Woodland intersections have seen a high rate of traumatic motorcycle accidents:

  • Court Street and East Street
  • County Road 102 and Main Street
  • Cross Street and East Street
  • East Street and Gum Avenue
  • Main Street and Matmor Road
  • Armfield Avenue and East Street

Collision Factors

By far, the factor listed as the primary cause of most Woodland motorcycle accidents is speeding, which contributed to around one-quarter of these collisions. The second-most common factor was right-of-way violations, which accounted for about 15 percent. Other common collision factors included traffic signal/sign violations, improper turning, driving under the influence, and driving on the wrong side of the road. Less common factors included improper passing, unsafe lane changing, tailgating, and impeding traffic.

Recovering Damages

Injuries that motorcyclists suffer during crashes often seriously alter their lives. Things like spinal cord trauma or traumatic brain injuries frequently leave motorcyclists with expensive medical bills and permanently change the way they live. Furthermore, injuries often mean that people can no longer continue working, making it even more difficult to pay for medicine, therapy, and other costs related to their recovery.

Because of these reasons, motorcyclists who were injured in a wreck caused by a negligent party can usually claim payment for the losses they have suffered through a “personal injury” case. Personal injury cases often include payments for many different kinds of damages and can differ widely depending on the specific situation. The best thing to do if you want to learn more about personal injury claims is to call a Woodland motorcycle accident attorney who has ample experience and outstanding online reviews. To learn more about finding the right motorcycle accident attorney, you can watch this informative video:

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