Motorcycle accidents are some of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents. This is because there is nothing protecting the driver other than a plastic helmet. Even if the rider is wearing protective gear, there’s only so much this gear can do. When police respond to a motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, they expect the worst. Sadly, this was the case this week in Clark County when a motorcycle rider was killed.
The police responded to an accident at about 9:30 pm on Thursday, April 30. When they got there, they found the body of an accident victim in the median. A young man had been riding his Yamaha Warrior motorcycle when he was involved in what would prove to be a fatal accident.
The rider was traveling East on West Flamingo Road. The crash happened just North of South Torrey Pines Drive. Apparently, the rider was driving a bit too fast and was trying to pass several cars when he hit the median. The crash was so severe that his body was thrown from the bike.
Unfortunately, his body landed in a set of metal cacti that were planted in the middle of the road. This made it quite difficult for the medical examiner and police to identify the victim. His injuries were quite severe, and his body was mangled by the metal statues.
The rider was rushed to University Medical Center but was pronounced dead on arrival. The police didn’t know who the rider was until they did some investigating. They confirmed the victim was 30-year old Bryce Bennett of Las Vegas. The official cause of death was blunt force trauma to the head.
The crash was ruled an accident and no other cars were involved. If your loved one is hurt in a bike or motorcycle accident in Las Vegas, call our office immediately.