1 Killed in Foothill Farms Motorcycle Accident at Hemlock Street and Shenandoah Drive
Sacramento, California (June 23, 2022) – One person was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday afternoon near Foothill Farms in North Sacramento.
At around 12:46 p.m., the California Highway Patrol responded to the scene of a motorcycle accident at Hemlock Street and Shenandoah Drive.
A motorcyclist reportedly collided with another vehicle on the roadway in unclear circumstances.
Officials say one person was killed in the collision.
The identity of the deceased person was not immediately disclosed.
No additional information about the accident was provided.
An investigation into the accident is underway.
Crash Fatalities in California Went Up in 2021, Early Federal Estimates Show
Newly released estimates by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) show that fatalities caused by traffic crashes on U.S. freeways reached a 16-year high in 2021.
The crash deaths also increased in almost every state, including California, according to NHTSA.
According to the Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2021 report released by NHTSA, about 42,915 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2021 in the U.S. This shows a 10.5% increase from the 38,828 fatalities reported in 2020.
NHTSA says the projection is the highest number of traffic deaths since 2005 as well as the largest percentage rise in the history of the Fatality Analysis Reporting System.
In California, 4,258 people died in traffic collisions in 2021 – a 10.7 increase from 2020’s 3,847, as per the NHTSA report titled – “Crash Stats: Early Estimate of Motor Vehicle Traffic Fatalities in 2021.”
According to the traffic deaths estimates, in the two-state region that includes Arizona and California, crash fatalities in 2021 are projected to go up by 10% over the previous year.
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