Elderly Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash
73-year-old William Summers has been identified as the man who died as the result of a motorcycle crash in Bakersfield on Friday.
The incident took place on November 19th on the northbound Interstate 5 Freeway on-ramp.
According to reports, Summers slammed into a semi-truck on the on-ramp under unclear circumstances.
Unfortunately, Summers died at the scene of the crash.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
JT Legal Group sends our deepest condolences to the family and friends of William Summers.
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