Rider Collides with Logging Truck, Resulting in Death 

The cause of a fatal motorcycle accident that occurred Thursday afternoon is currently under investigation. 

It was at about 3:18 p.m. when a motorcyclist collided with an empty logging truck.

The accident took place on Highway 299 on August 4th in Douglas City, which is in Trinity County.

As a result, the rider became stuck beneath the truck and sadly died.

An active investigation remains underway.

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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