[Sacramento, CA] – David Free Killed in Motorcycle Accident on West Elverta Road
Motorcyclist David Free Dies, One Other Injured in Crash on West Elverta Road
November 29, 2020 – David Free, age 68, lost his life on Wednesday afternoon around 3:15 P.M. Moreover, the man from Roseville died in a motorcycle crash on West Elverta Road.
First, Mr. Free was riding his Harley Davidson Street Glide. Then, his motorcycle was hit by a motorist near the Sacramento International Airport.
The vehicle that crashed into the motorcycle was a Hyundai Sonata. Also, the Sonata was driven by a 41-year-old Woodland man.
As a result of the collision, a 64-year-old woman riding a Yamaha Sportster Motorcycle was also struck and injured.
Fortunately, rescue workers took the Yamaha rider to a nearby hospital after the crash.
However, officials pronounced the Harley Davidson rider, Mr. Free, dead upon arrival.
Likewise, investigators will continue to gather information about the deadly accident.
If you or someone you know has any further information about this incident, please call Officer A.J. McTaggart at the North Sacramento Area CHP office at 916-348-2300.
Take a Few Minutes to Read Some Staggering Motorcycle Statistics
Riding a motorcycle can be fun and exciting. Also, the open road, the wind in your hair, make each ride an exceptional experience.
The motorcycle industry is growing every day. Often, riders enjoy a sense of freedom due to riding different bikes for all sorts of reasons.
Nevertheless, riding motorcycles is a popular trend. However, statistically, there is still room to improve safety-wise.
Here Is Some Information on Road Safety
Commonly, accidents occur when right-of-way violations are made. Furthermore, they happen in intersections far more than any other place.
Frequently, fuel leakage happens. Moreover, it occurs in 62% of the time after the crash has happened. As a result, it can lead to a high risk of fire.
Subsequently, the most common cause for a motorcycle accident is lack of attention. Also, other vehicles violating motorcycle’s right-of-way is what causes 2/3 of multiple-vehicle accidents.
As Per the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, May thru September is where 58% of motorcycle fatalities occurred in 2017. Furthermore, the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said that motorcycles are more likely to be involved in crashes than cars.
Along with that, research has proven that helmets are able to reduce the risk of a head injuries by up to 69%. Moreover, helmets help to prevent death by up to 37%.
Somehow, men seem to be involved in more motorcycle related accidents. However, this is only because there are statistically more men riders than women.
What Should You Know About Motorcycle Accidents?
The exact number of motorcycle deaths is unknown. However, we do know that in the year 2018 alone, 4,985 people died.
Moreover, that is 14% of all traffic fatalities. Often, because of drugs or alcohol.
Another example is, “Lane Splitting” by motorcycles. Because it can be fatal if a car turns left.
Furthermore, research shows that 4.24% of motorcycle accidents are usually fatal.
Also, motorcyclists are 29 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries than car passengers. Not to mention, motorcycles make up over 3% of registered vehicles.
Finally, you should always remember to wear your helmet.
Recent studies have shown that helmet use can lower the risk of head injuries by up to 69%. Also, it reduces the risk of death by 50%.
Be Aware of Your Surroundings
Statistically, one in every two motorcycle accidents involves another motor vehicle.
As stated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2013, 51% of fatal motorcycle accidents involved another motor vehicle. Also, 47% of those accidents were front facing collisions.
Not only that, another 22% of fatal motorcycle accidents that same year included fixed objects. Moreover, some examples of fixed objects are light poles or highway medians.
Among the fatal motorcycle accident situations that involve another motor vehicle – 42% of them because of other vehicles turning left. Subsequently, this could cause a collision with the driver of the motorcycle.
To the family and friends of David Free, we cannot begin to imagine what you are going through, and our sincerest condolences go out to you.
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This is especially true for families that have lost a loved one in an accident. We won’t stop until we’ve gotten you fair compensation to alleviate the financial toll that unexpected devastation brings.