Man Killed in Encinitas Motorcycle Collision on Highway 101

63-year-old Anthony Avila, of Oceanside, was killed in a motorcycle accident on Thursday afternoon. 

The incident occurred in Encinitas on Highway 101 near Grandview Street. 

It was around 4 p.m. on March 17th when the fatal crash happened.

Per reports, Avila’s motorcycle was making a left turn as he was passing a vehicle. As a result, his bike collided with an SUV.

The impact caused the motorcycle to crash into a parked vehicle.

Sadly, Avila died at the scene of the wreck.

Investigators are still working to piece together all the details of the accident.

According to statistics, approximately 80% of accidents involving a motorcycle result in injuries or death. 

Motorcycle accidents, according to the NHTSA, accounted for 14% of motor vehicle accident deaths in 2019. Motorcyclists should be fully aware of the safety challenges in which they face while riding on roads in California. Below are some tips for motorcyclists:

  • Wear proper protection
  • Ride responsibly 
  • Be knowledgeable and practice how to properly operate a motorcycle 
  • Ensure you are licensed prior to operating a motorcycle

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