Car Collides with Motorcycle in Modesto
A motorcycle and car collided on Sunday afternoon, November 21st which left the rider with serious injuries.
The incident took place in Modesto at 4:30 p.m. at the intersection of West Whitmore Avenue and Vivian Road.
Per CHP, it is unclear what caused the collision at this time.
As a result of the impact, the motorcyclist sustained major injuries and was rushed to a local hospital. Their condition is currently unknown.
Police also shut down the intersection following the incident for a period of time.
Further details will be provided once an investigation is concluded.
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