Motorcyclist Killed in Ohio Accident
One person who was killed in a motorcycle accident has been identified.
Details about the fatal Motorcycle Accident
WHIO News is reporting that a motorcycle who was killed in an accident on Wednesday evening has been identified, according to the Clark County Coroner’s Office.
The accident originally happened when a pickup truck that was heading south attempted to turn from Ohio 235 onto Dille Road, and the driver cut off the northbound Harley Davidson motorcycle that was being driven by 52-year-old Stephen Peters of Troy, according to Sergeant Richard Dixon of the Ohio State Highway Patrol.
The motorcycle was hit by the passenger side of the pickup truck and the diver of the motorcycle was killed on impact. The truck driver, 55-year-old Wayne Crowell, suffered minor injuries in the accident.
The victim on the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident. Neither drugs nor alcohol are expected to have been involved in the accident.
Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates that there are thousands of wrongful deaths that happen every year that can be associated with motorcycle accidents:
- There were a total of 4,295 motorcycle related fatalities in 2014.
- During the same year, motorcycles accounted for 13 percent of all traffic fatalities.
- 58 percent of motorcycle fatalities happened in multiple-vehicle accidents.