Motorcycle Crash Often More Fatal Than Car Crash

A Victorville man suffered fatal injuries in a motorcycle crash on Palmdale Road last Thursday. Police say 61-year-old Robert Russell Macfarlane was headed east on Palmdale Road when his motorcycle was struck by a westbound SUV attempting to make a left turn onto Del Gado Road. The victim died at the scene.

Investigators have not revealed whether alcohol, drugs or speed factored into the motorcycle crash. However, one man was taken into custody.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 4,586 people were killed in motorcycle crashes in 2014. Motorcyclists were also 26 times more likely to die in a crash than were passenger car occupants per mile traveled, according to 2013 data. One of the best ways to protect yourself as a motorcyclist is by wearing a helmet. The NHTSA estimates that helmets are 37% more effective in preventing fatal injuries for motorcyclists.

“Motorcycle crashes claim far too many lives in our area. Our thoughts are with the family of Mr. Macfarlane during this difficult time,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a motorcycle accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections

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