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Norton_MotorcycleTraveling by motorcycle is a fun, economical way to get where you need to go. Unfortunately, motorcycle accidents are not uncommon. When a crash with a motorcycle occurs, the rider is often seriously injured, or even killed. The number of motorcycle deaths increased in California in 2014, even though the total number of traffic fatalities decreased overall.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle fatalities in California increased by about 12% in 2014 over 2013. This is according to statistics kept by the California Office of Traffic Safety, or OTS. In 2013 there were 463 motorcycle fatalities, while in 2014 that number increased to 519 deaths. Motorcycle deaths per 100,000 registered operators were 54 in 2013. This number increased to 60 in 2014.

Motorcycle riders are passionate about their love for two wheels.  Some cite the power and beauty of the machines themselves, some cite riding as a lower cost alternative to driving, others like feeling in touch with the road and the world around them.  For most, it is probably all the above.  Motorcycle riders deserve to be safe, but motorcycle fatalities and serious rider injuries are far too common.  Our Oakland motorcycle injury law firm is committed to advocating for riders and their loved ones when motorcycle crashes are caused by negligent, inattentive drivers.

Motorcycle Rider Killed in Hit-and-Run

Over the weekend, as KTVU reports, a motorcycle rider died in a hit-and-run collision on interstate Highway 880 in Milpitas.  The rider has been identified as 29 year-old Maka Langi of East Palo Alto.  At approximately 9:15 P.M. on Saturday, callers alerted California Highway Patrol officers to a motorcyclist down.  A passing motorist pulled the wrecked cycle off the road.  Milpitas fire crews were the first on scene but they were too late to help Langi.

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