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Police Officer Killed in Motorcycle Accident

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

A police officer was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened on Thursday.

Details about the Motorcycle Accident

10TV News is reporting that the Hillard Police have confirmed that an officer was killed in a motorcycle accident that happened on Thursday. The accident was reported to the police just before 2 p.m. near the area of Interstate 270 and State Route 161 on the north east side of Columbus.

The police officer was taking part in a training exercise at the time of the accident. Police have not yet released the name of the officer.

No other details about the fatal accident were released to the public at this time, but an investigation into the cause and the circumstances that resulted in the fatal accident remain ongoing at this time.

Important Information about Motorcycle Accidents

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

  • In 2014, there were a total of 4,735 people who were killed in motorcycle accidents that happened in the United States.
  • During the same year, motorcycle fatalities accounted for about 13 percent of the total number of people who were killed in traffic accidents.
  • Helmets have been proven to be about 37 percent effective in preventing motorcycle fatalities in an accidents. 

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