Any crash involving a motorcycle can cause serious injuries or even death. The chance of getting into an accident can increase significantly anytime someone engages in risky behavior. Such behavior may include traveling at the posted speed limit or choosing not to wear a helmet or other protective gear. Other dangers of the road motorcyclists potentially face may consist of hidden road hazards like debris on the roadway or other motorists not seeing them. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported that in 2017, there were 2907 motorcycle crashes in our state. In those crashes, 261 motorcycle drivers or their passengers were killed with 2,413 others who were injured in that year.
At the end of 2018 on Friday, December 21st, AZCentral reported on their website about a motorcycle crash in the 10000 block of S. Central Avenue, near South Mountain that left one man dead. The Phoenix Police Department said the fatal crash happened at about 2:20 p.m. when the motorcyclist, riding a 2002 Kawasaki Ninja motorcycle was traveling southbound on Central Avenue. Investigators say that the bike went off the road and crashed. The victim was identified as Edward Dickerson, 24. Phoenix police pronounced Dickerson dead at the scene of the accident. Authorities are uncertain but believe that speed may have played a role in the fatal crash.