Identity of Motorcyclist Killed in Valley Station Accident Released
The man killed in a Valley Station motorcycle accident has been identified.
Details about the Motorcycle Accident
Police further stated that the accident happened at the 11000 block of Deering Road at around 6:30 p.m.
A preliminary investigation into the accident revealed that 50-year-old William Brown was heading south on Deering Road at a high rate of speed, when, according to investigators, Brown lost control of the motorcycle. The motorcycle left the roadway and hit a basement window at a nearby home.
Brown was then taken to University Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to police, Brown was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
- A total of 4,295 motorcyclists were killed in accidents in 2014.
- Taking the number of miles traveled into considerations, the number of fatalities of motorcyclists were more than 26 times higher than the number of motor vehicle fatalities.
- Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing