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Motorcycle accident reminds of everyday dangers to riders

On Behalf of | May 19, 2023 | Motorcycle Accidents

Statistics are just numbers until we see the real effects. Car and motorcycle crash statistics are just such examples. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, motorcyclists are 28 times more likely than passenger car occupants to die in a traffic crash, and 6 times more likely to be injured.

In 2019, there were 5,014 motorcyclist fatalities in the United States, accounting for 14% of all traffic deaths.

One recent motorcycle accident reminds us all of these everyday dangers to motorcycle riders.

The motorcycle accident

According to the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department, the motorcycle accident occurred Saturday night about an hour before midnight. The motorcyclist was westbound on Highway 150 when it was struck by a vehicle from behind. The motorcyclist was thrown from the bike, and he was struck by another vehicle.

These were not the only impacts. As another driver slowed to avoid the crash, he was rear-ended by another vehicle.

The aftermath

The motorcyclist was critically injured by his multiple impacts from the vehicles and the pavement and was hospitalized. Another driver was also taken to the hospital as well, but no other drivers or passengers were injured in the multiple crashes.


Motorcycles are exhilarating and enjoyable, but riders are also vulnerable and exposed on the road. That is why we always wear protective gear, follow the traffic rules and ride defensively. Riders are also aware of their surroundings and anticipate potential hazards. Riders do not take any chances or risks that could endanger themselves or others.

The takeaway

But, even with all these precautions, accidents can still happen. Motorcycles are not just vehicles; they hold people’s lives.