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Calera Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

A motorcyclist was killed in an accident that happened in the Calera area.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

KXII News is reporting that police are currently investigating a fatal motorcycle accident that happened along US Highway 69/75 on Wednesday evening.

According to local police, the accident took place at about 5 p.m., when the man was heading south on US Highway 65/75 coming up on the Platter Road intersection when another vehicle pulled into the intersection and collided with the motorcycle. Police have stated that the rider was ejected from the motorcycle and was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident.

Residents in the area have stated that they are worried that all of the construction in the area have be contributing to more accidents. At this time, the name of the victim has not been released to the public, and an investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to data from the Insurance Information Institute, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of motorcyclists every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,586 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
  • There were a total of about 8.4 million motorcycle on US roadways in 2014.
  • In 2014, there were about 92,000 motorcyclists who were injured in non-fatal traffic accidents.

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