Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Motorcyclist Dies in Crash

Compared to other vehicles, motorcycles are smaller and offer less protection to riders than four-wheeled vehicles. Inexperienced riders often get injured in accidents caused by their lack of protection and stability in motorcycles.

Though this is the case, many still choose motorcycles, rather than cars or automobiles, as their means of transportation because it gives them the power to navigate through traffic as motorcycles occupy lesser space than four-wheeled vehicles.

However, in a recent motorcycle accident, a 66-year-old man from Kingsburg failed to control his vehicle and drift onto the pathway of an oncoming Ford Taurus along Trimmer Springs Road.

James Reese was riding his 2009 Harley-Davidson when the accident happened. Reese was thrown from the motorcycle and died as he was being treated at a hospital.

The 54-year-old driver of the Ford, however, was not injured. Authorities ruled out alcohol as a factor in this accident and so it is likely that Reese really just lost control of his Harley-Davidson.

Motorcycle riders should be aware that each time they ride their bikes, they are at a much higher danger as compared to riding other vehicles and so they ought to be more careful.