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Motorcyclist Hurt After Crashing Bike into SUV

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Stephanie Samedi2 years ago

Corpus Christi authorities are investigating a motorcycle accident that left one man seriously injured Monday morning.

Details of the Motorcycle Accident

According to KRIS-TV, the collision occurred along Staples Street around 6:30 am.

Preliminary reports indicate an SUV traveling in the opposite direction attempted to make a left hand turn onto Holly when the motorcyclists struck the vehicle.

The motorcyclists was transported to an area hospital with critical injuries. Police did determine that he was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):

  • In 2013, the number of people who died on motorcycles was over 26 times the number in cars.
  • 56 percent of motorcyclist deaths happened on major roads other than interstates and freeways.
  • In 2013, 59 percent of fatally injured motorcycle drivers were wearing helmets.
  • In 2013, 91 percent of motorcyclists killed were male.
  • 42 percent of motorcycle deaths happened in single vehicle crashes while 58 percent occurred in multi-vehicle crashes. 

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