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Driver runs red light and strikes 26-year-old motorcyclist

A motorcycle accident in California has resulted in a 26-year-old woman being declared brain-dead. The accident occurred on April 24 during the afternoon hours. The woman was riding through an intersection on the motorcycle when a Honda sedan drove through a red light. The driver of the Honda was arrested for driving under the influence…

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CHP: Motorcyclists Should Throw Fashion, Not Caution, to the Wind

The California Highway Patrol has launched a year-long motorcycle safety campaign that officials hope will reduce the number of crashes, injuries and fatalities around the state. In some communities, local law enforcement has teamed up with CHPS to run saturation patrols similar to the saturation patrols around holidays: Police will be out in force to…

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Motorcycle Wrecks a Top Cause of Non-War Deaths Among US Military

Part of the job of the Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, or AFHSC, is to keep track of illnesses and injuries suffered by members of the U.S. military. In a study just published in its peer-reviewed journal, the group noted an alarming new trend. Between 1999 and 2012, military service members were increasingly dying in…

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Facebook grieves loss of beloved chef in motorcycle accident

A longtime executive chef for the Facebook organization was killed in a motorcycle accident on Monday, July 22. Facebook staff and executives, including CEO Mark Zuckerberg, remembered the 44-year-old man as an institution on the company’s Menlo Park campus who loved live and gave much of his time to volunteering. On his own Facebook page,…

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Motorcycle in accident with bus on the 101 early Tuesday morning

Around 6:00 a.m. Tuesday morning, a motorcyclist was severely injured when his bike collided with a 36-passenger bus on U.S. Highway 101. The serious motorcycle accident took place before morning rush hour, but several lanes of southbound 101 had to be closed down for two hours. The crash occurred on the Southbound 101 just north…

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Motorcycle Death Statistics Released for California and the U.S.

According to a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 385 motorcycle riders died on California roads in 2009. Only two states had a higher motorcycle accident death toll. In the United States, 4,462 riders were killed that year. Nationwide, both the total number of deaths and the rate of deaths in relation…

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Top Ten Tips to Prevent California Motorcycle Accidents

With spring now upon us, many Bay Area motorcyclists will be dusting off their bikes and heading out on the open highway. However, after a winter away from the road, San Francisco motorcycle accidents are a real concern. Both riders and drivers could benefit from reviewing some helpful safety tips as the motorcycle season starts…

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