A motorcyclist who died in a collision late last month was dodging in and out of traffic and was riding fast at over 100 mph, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol investigation.
The accident was reported at 2:51 p.m. on January 30 on South Virginia Street near Tamarack Junction Casino in Reno.
Investigators found out the rider was going southbound on South Virginia Street on a 2014 Triumph Daytona motorcycle; he was making several fast lane changes at a speed of 100 mph.
When the accident happened, the driver of a silver 2018 Hyundai Kona was turning left from the casino driveway, attmepting to drive north on South Virginia Street.
Authorities reported the driver failed to see the motorcyclist because he was changing lanes at high speeds.
The rider hit the brakes, which made the bike flip over and ejected him.
Investigators informed the rider and his bike were thrown into the air, and they both crashed the Hyundai. The car then started spinning counterclockwise and overturned from the impact.
The SUV driver had minor injuries, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Hannah DeGoey reported that investigators found the driver was not at fault and was not cited for the accident.
Motorcycle accidents are frequent in the state of Nevada. Within the period between 2012-2016, 259 people died in such accidents, and more than one thousand were injured.
Motorcycle riders are exposed to a high risk of injuries and even fatal outcomes because they have very little protection. Even the helmet or the riding clothes can’t do a lot if they collide with a larger vehicle.
If you were injured or have lost a dear one in such an accident, don’t hesitate to seek help from a motorcycle accident attorney.
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