Motorcyclist Sustains Fatal Injuries in Wreck with Car in Boise
According to KTVB, a motorcyclist is dead following a collision with another vehicle in Boise, Idaho, on Friday evening.
Details of the Fatal Motorcycle Crash
Aaron Joseph Thomas was riding his motorcycle west on Idaho Highway 44 when the fatal accident occurred. Thomas, 29, was struck by a car turning north onto Edgewood Drive.
Police say Thomas sustained blunt force trauma and died at the scene of the accident. According to KTVB, the driver of the car failed to yield to Thomas.
Officials are investigating the crash but have determined that Thomas’ death was an accident. Mourners gathered at the intersection where the fatal wreck occurred to set up a memorial for Thomas, according to KTVB.
Motorcycle Crash Statistics
The following information is provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):
- 4,295 motorcyclists died in crashes in 2014.
- Helmets are about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle deaths and about 67 percent effective in preventing brain injuries.
- Only 19 states and the District of Columbia mandate helmet use by all riders.
- Per mile traveled in 2014, the number of deaths on motorcycles was over 27 times the number in cars.