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Troy Motorcyclist Killed in Speeding Accident

One man was killed in an accident that happened in Troy on Monday.

Details about the Fatal Motorcycle Accident

WDTN News is reporting that one man was killed when he crashed his motorcycle on Polecat Road, near Troy on Monday.

The Miami County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that 20-year-old Dominic Maiorano was killed as a result of his injuries he sustained in the accident. Emergency first responders from Troy were sent to the 1000 block of Polecat Road after receiving report of an accident and an unresponsive victim. When they arrived at the scene of an accident, an off-duty deputy and an EMT were performing CPR on the victim. The victim was then taken to the Upper Valley medical Center where he was pronounced dead on arrival.

The accident remains under investigation at this time, but preliminary results indicate that speed may have been a primary factor in the accident.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, there are thousands of wrongful deaths of people involved in motorcycle accidents every year in the United States:

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,295 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing death during a motorcycle accident.
  • At this time, only 19 states and the District of Columbia mandate helmet use by all motorcycle riders and drivers.

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