Motorcycle accidents, according to most recent numbers, have climbed at least 25 percent over the last decade. With more motorcycles on the road, there is obviously a probability of more motorcycle accidents, but these stories we found just from scanning the news over the last 20 days, shows fatal crashes are also on the rise. Here is a compilation of fatal motorcycle accidents from around the country.
Albuquerque crash: A man died while riding his motorcycle in Rio Rancho, N.M. According to this article, 21-year-old Luke Ballejos was riding on Highway 528 when he collided with a car turning from the highway on to a surface street. Ballejos was not wearing a helmet, officials said.
Texas motorcycle accident: A 22-year-old woman was dead after losing control of her motorcycle at an Austin intersection, according to a news report. Officials are still looking into what caused Sherry Ann Marvel to lose control of her motorcycle.
Folsom fatal: A 49-year-old woman died in a motorcycle wreck at a Folsom intersection, according to this report. The woman, who was not identified, was wearing a full helmet at the time of the accident, but it cracked under the impact of the crash, the report said.
Lost control: A 41-year-old Eugene, Oregon woman died after she lost control of her motorcycle and crashed. According to this breaking news blog, Margaret Ann Chrisman’s went over the front of the bike, hit the pavement and was struck by her own vehicle. Her helmet reportedly came off during the crash.
Florida collision: A biker in Ocoee, Florida, died after his motorcycle crashed into a car Thursday, a news report said. The biker was attempting to make a left-hand turn into a shopping center construction site when the accident occurred.
Ramona crash: A motorcyclist was killed Sunday in Ramona when his bike crashed and he was struck by another vehicle, according to a news report. Officials believe the motorcyclist was speeding when the vehicle crashed on state Route 78.