Fargo, ND (August 29, 2020) – A motorcycle and a sedan were involved in an accident on a roadway in Fargo this past Thursday night.
On August 27 at approximately 9:00 p.m., a motorcyclist was struck by a car in the 500 block of Main Avenue. The reason for the collision is still being determined by the police at this time.
The motorcyclist, who remains unidentified at this time, was transported from the accident scene by ambulance with injuries of an unknown magnitude. No other injuries were reported to have resulted from the crash.
The cause of the crash is being investigated by the Fargo Police Department at this time.
No further information has been provided.
Our thoughts are with the injured motorcyclist and his or her family at this difficult time.
North Dakota Motorcycle Crashes
According to information provided by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association, per total miles driven, motorcyclists are approximately 26 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than sedan occupants. Motorcycles are not as stable as four-wheeled vehicles and they lack the outer protective structure of a regular sedan that normally minimizes occupant injury when accidents occur. The result is significantly higher fatality rates for motorcyclists in the event of a collision.
Motorcycles make up only three percent of the total number of registered vehicles in the nation, and less than one percent of vehicle miles traveled. That being said, they comprise approximately 15% of all traffic accident fatalities in the United States, a percentage that has grown in recent years. Motorcycle accident fatalities also accounted for 15% of the statewide fatality rate in North Dakota in 2018.
Distracted driving accounts for a large percentage of motorcycle accidents in North Dakota. This negligent human behavior was attributed to approximately 1,400 accidents in North Dakota in 2018. About 3,166 individuals nationwide lost their lives due to driver distraction in 2018, and approximately 9% of fatal accidents in 2018 in the United States were due to distracted driving.
Victims and their families often have many questions after being seriously injured in a devastating and unexpected motorcycle collision. In many cases, injured motorcyclists are left with overwhelming pain that negatively impacts their health, wellbeing, and lifestyle.
Our team at Local Accident Reports understands the challenges injured riders and their families face, mentally, physically, and financially, as they begin the recovery process. For this reason, our team provides invaluable resources and information to anyone who has been injured in a serious North Dakota motorcycle accident as a result of another person’s actions.
Attorney Tim O’Keeffe will provide you with a free copy of your police accident report when you call as well as valuable legal advice. Call 1-888-657-1460 to get a free, no-obligation consultation with our North Dakota motorcycle accident attorney Tim O’Keeffe. Attorney O’Keeffe has decades of experience and a proven track record of successful outcomes for his clients. Our qualified North Dakota motorcycle lawyer is available 24 hours a day to take your call. Ask how we can help you today.
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