Motorcyclist Killed on Highway 101

Fatal San Jose Crash Involving Motorcycle 

Two motorcyclists were involved in a deadly collision on Friday morning in San Jose, CA. 

The incident happened within the southbound lanes of Highway 101 at State Route 87. 

It was about 1:15 a.m. on January 28th when the crash occurred. 

According to CHP reports, two motorcycles collided for unknown reasons and one of the bikes went down in the number 1 lane. 

The other went down in the number 2 lane and several vehicles also stopped to help. 

One unidentified person sustained major injuries and sadly died at the scene. 

Authorities also issued a SigAlert at 1:49 a.m. due to all lanes being blocked heading south. Traffic was also diverted to southbound SR-87. 

The roadway was opened back up after an hour. 

Investigators are actively working to determine liability. 

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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