Two Motorcyclists That Caused Collision With Passenger Vehicle Accused of Being Drunk at Time of the Accident
The California Highway Patrol is reporting that an accident involving a passenger vehicle and two motorcycles was caused because both motorcyclists were driving while drunk. The accident took place on McCourtney Road near Lime Kiln Road in Nevada County.
Police are reporting that both motorcyclists were traveling at a high rate of speed and entered the opposing lane of traffic when they approached a curve in the road. All three vehicles were forced off of the road due to the accident, and all three motorists were transported to local hospitals for treatment.
Motorcyclists are far more likely to be involved in traffic accidents compared to motorists in larger passenger vehicles. Motorcyclists are also far more likely to suffer serious or even fatal injuries in traffic accidents compared to drivers in passenger vehicles. According to the Insurance Information Institute:
• Motorcyclists are 26x more likely to be fatally injured in a traffic accident compared to drivers of larger passenger vehicles per vehicle mile traveled.
• Motorcyclists are 5x more likely to be injured in a traffic accident compared to drivers of larger passenger vehicles per vehicle mile traveled.
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