2 Hurt in Snelling Motorcycle Accident on Merced Falls
SNELLING, CA (June 4, 2020) – Sunday afternoon, two riders sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash on Merced Falls Road.
At around 4:25 p.m., the officers came to a crash involving two motorcycles on Merced Falls Road, east of La Grange Road.
Officer Michael Flores revealed that a group of about five motorcycles traveled west on Merced Falls Road. However, turkeys began crossing the road in front of the lead motorcycle.
Then, the 66-year-old male rider from Stockton quickly hit his brake.
Afterward, a 70-year-old Hayward man, riding behind the lead motorcycle, failed to stop in time. His vehicle crashed with the rear of the lead motorcycle. As a result, both riders were thrown off from their bike.
Furthermore, both of the riders fell unconscious. Responders airlifted the 70-year-old man to an area hospital with major injuries. Meanwhile, the 66-year-old man sustained minor injuries didn’t require hospitalization.
The CHP confirmed that no other riders were involved in the injury crash.
What’s Next after a Motorcycle Crash
Motorcycle accidents are prone to be severe because riders lack stability cars normally offer. Moreover, a motorcyclist is more vulnerable to road hazards, weather conditions, and is less visible to other drivers.
Always be alert and focused on the road. Do not use smartphones or other unnecessary devices. Most especially, abide by posted speed limits while on busy boulevards.
If you see yourself unfit to drive in a moment, use a rideshare app instead.
According to the Association of Safe International Road Travel, more than half of all road occur among vulnerable road users—pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists.
Thus, it is valuable to know what to do if you get involved in a motor vehicle accident
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