One man was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened in Monroe County.
Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident
13 WMAZ News is reporting that a man from Forsyth County was killed on Sunday evening after being involved in a motorcycle accident, according to a release from the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office.
The release further stated that deputies responded to the single vehicle accident that happened along the 3200 block of Stoke Store Road at about 8:18 p.m. When deputies and emergency crews arrived at the scene of the accident, they found 56-year-old Elmer A. Lundy dead at the scene.
A preliminary investigation revealed that Lundy left the roadway when he was traveling west, went into a ditch, and fell off of his motorcycle. A full investigation into the accident remains ongoing at this time.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
According to data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of those involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:
- 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.