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Truck Collides with Motorcyclists Leaving 7 Dead


Seven people are dead after a pickup truck plowed into a group of motorcyclists in Concord, New Hampshire.

Details of the Tragic Motorcycle Accident

According to NBC News, a pickup truck hauling a trailer crashed into a group of 10 motorcyclists after turning left onto a two-lane highway. The crash resulted in an explosion that left seven of the 10 motorcyclists dead.

Volodymyr Zhukovskyy, the driver of the truck, was arrested while the investigation of the cause of the collision is underway. He faces charges of homicide.

Zhukovskyy had been brought in on other charges before most notably for driving drunk. The group of motorcyclists belonged to a club for ex-Marines.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics and Information

Since motorcycles afford much less protection than enclosed vehicles people riding motorcycles in accidents are almost 29 times more likely to die. Only about 50 percent of riders where helmets and of those that die almost 40 percent of them aren’t wearing one at all.

Based on information from 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.

Contact an Experienced Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you or a loved one were injured in a motorcycle accident, contact Thomas J. Henry. Our experienced motorcycle injury attorneys are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your claim. We can visit you wherever you reside, whether it be at your home, workplace, or at the hospital. Our firm has offices in Corpus ChristiSan Antonio, and Houston, serving clients across Texas and nationwide. Call us today for a free case review.

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