At Least 1 Killed in Granite Bay Motorcycle Accident on Barton Road near Douglas Boulevard
Granite Bay, California (October 12, 2019) – The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal motorcycle collision that took place Saturday morning in Granite Bay.
According to CHP, the fatal accident occurred just before 10:00 a.m. on northbound Barton Road, just a mile north of Douglas Boulevard.
A red 2007 Yamaha motorcycle and a Chevrolet Silverado 2500 were involved in the collision.
Authorities said this was a fatal accident but did not give more details.
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Both the motorcycle and the Silverado were towed away from the crash scene.
An investigation to determine the cause of the collision is ongoing.
Motorcycle accidents account for a significant number of the total accidents that happen on the roads in California every year. When motorcycle accidents happen, riders are more likely to sustain serious injuries or death. Motorcyclists should, therefore, be aware of the most common causes of motorcycle accidents and use the information to mitigate their level of risk.
Some common causes of motorcycle accidents include:
Motorcycle Lane Splitting – Lane splitting happens when a motorcycle drives between two lanes of stopped or slow moving traffic.
Lane splitting may lead to motorcycle accidents due to: the close proximity of the vehicles to the motorcycle, limited space for the motorcycle to maneuver, the presumption by other motorists that no cars or motorcycles will be passing them in slowed or stopped traffic.
Vehicles Making Left-Hand Turns – Cars turning left usually collide with motorcycles when the bikes are: going straight through an intersection, passing the car, or attempting to overtake the vehicle.
When this category of accident happens, the driver of the car may be held accountable for the crash. However, it is good to note that the motorcyclist may also be partly to blame if, for example, they were speeding or riding in the wrong lane.
Speeding – Driving at high speeds reduces the rider’s ability to slow or stop safely in case of a hazard, or slowed or stopped traffic. The rider ends up crashing into other cars or loses control of the motorcycle after applying emergency brakes.
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