Cleveland Motorcyclist Killed in Wednesday Crash
One person was killed in a Cleveland motorcycle accident.
Details about the fatal Motorcycle Accident
According to the Cleveland Police Department, the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident after suffering from injuries to the head. At this time, it is unknown whether or not the person on the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Cleveland Police are still currently conducting their investigation to determine the cause and circumstances of the crash that killed the motorcycle driver.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and, according to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:
- In 2013, there were a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
- Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities.
- Motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of all motor vehicle accident deaths in 2013.