72- year-old Dominic Antonelli Airlifted After Crash
The victim’s identity of a fatal motorcycle accident that happened Saturday, August 21st has been released.
72-year-old Dominic Antonelli collided head-on with a pickup truck on Highway 121 at about 10:54 a.m.
CHP reports revealed that Antonelli was heading southbound when he drifted across the center median, right in the path of a northbound Ford Ranger.
The motorcyclist, Antonelli, was airlifted to Kaiser Permanente Vacaville Medical Center where he later died as a result of his injuries.
In addition, the driver of the pickup truck, an unidentified 43-year-old man, walked away with no injuries.
Investigators are actively working to seek any additional information that may be important.
The Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS) has found that:
- 75% of head-on crashes happen in rural areas
- They are most common on two-lane highways
- Failure in negotiating a curve on the road causes 23% of all fatal head-on collisions
- 58% of head-on collisions result in a fatality
Additionally, 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.