The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) released its 2013 data on traffic deaths, revealing an improvement from the prior year. Nationally, 32,719 people died in crashes in 2013, a 3.1 decrease from 2012 (33,782 fatalities).
The universal motorcycle helmet law debate has a new talking point after a study concluded that organ donation increases 10 percent after a helmet law is repealed. The motorcycle helmet study reads, in part:
As motorists, we trust that law enforcement officials will work hard to secure our safety on the road. After all, they're tasked with preventing unsafe and irresponsible behavior behind the wheel. It's almost unthinkable, then, that a state trooper could rear-end a motorcycle on the highway. In a recent accident, however, that's exactly what happened.
A 52-year-old Lynchburg man was killed Friday morning when the driver of a passenger vehicle failed to yield to him. The victim was riding his Harley Davidson on U.S. 50 near the intersection of Danville Road when the accident occurred.
A 22-year-old man from Erlanger, Ohio, died in a motorcycle accident earlier this week. Grief quickly spread throughout the area, as the fatal victim was the oldest son of the Edgewood Police Chief.
A motorcycle collision in Monroe Township seriously injured two people on Saturday. A 43-year-old Cincinnati was riding his motorcycle with a Cincinnati woman, 47, as his passenger when he collided with a Dodge Neon. The female suffered serious head injuries and is fighting for her life.
A rare, but deadly, type of motorcycle collision recently sent two men to the hospital. The accident occurred in Howland Township, Ohio, on Thursday night, at the intersection of North Road and Crestview Avenue.