[09-11-2023] Nevada County, CA – Elderly Motorcyclist Suffers Major Injuries Following Two-Vehicle Collision on Highway 20

Published September 13, 2023

[09-11-2023] Elderly Motorcyclist Suffers Major Injuries Following Two-Vehicle Collision on Highway 20 A 75-year-old motorcyclist was injured following a two-vehicle collision in Penn Valley, Nevada County, on Monday evening, September 11, 2023.

California Highway Patrol Officer Jason Bice said the incident occurred in the westbound lanes, just west of the junction with Rough and Ready Highway.

According to the report, Barie D., the motorcyclist, and his 2001 motorcycle collided with the road, resulting in Duffin suffering significant fractures. In contrast, the van’s driver, a 20-year-old named Torin M. from Live Oak, emerged from the collision without injuries.

Authorities stated that the motorcyclist was airlifted to Sutter Roseville Medical Center, where his condition was recently described as stable.

Officials said that the rider was wearing a helmet and that neither drugs nor alcohol were suspected as contributing factors in the accident.

The investigation is ongoing.

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Nine Steps Handling the Aftermath of a Motorcycle Crash

Motorcycle accidents can be distressing and unsettling. Riders injured or experiencing property damage should promptly seek legal guidance to protect their rights. To safeguard your interests, follow these essential steps:

  • Keep calm, and do not admit fault.
  • Check your body for injuries. Examine the condition of the other individuals involved.
  • You should wait on the side of the road or in a safe place until the authorities arrive.
  • Do not try to resolve the conflict with the other driver. Inform the police of the collision and request a copy of the official report.
  • Gather information such as the other driver’s name and insurance provider.
  • Take pictures of everything you think is essential, including the scene, the road, your injuries, the other car, and your motorcycle.
  • Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Keep a file with all accident-related paperwork and information.
  • Discuss your accident with an experienced California motorcycle accident lawyer.


Motorcycle Accident Statistics

Motorcycle accidents accounted for a significant portion of traffic-related fatalities, comprising 14% of all traffic-related deaths and 17% of occupant fatalities in 2021. Moreover, they contributed to 3% of occupant injuries.

According to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the United States saw more than 5,500 reported motorcycle fatalities in 2020 alone. Furthermore, over 180,000 motorcycle accidents resulted in injuries requiring emergency department treatment.

Between 2020 and 2021, there was an 8% rise in motorcycle-related fatalities. Over the past decade, motorcycle fatalities have increased by 19%, and the death rate has surged by 29%. This equates to a fatality rate of 5,932, or approximately 30.05 deaths for every 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

In 2020, California had around 785,000 registered motorcycles, making it one of the two states with the highest motorcycle fatality rates. With an average of roughly 500 motorcycle fatalities each year, the impact of motorcycle accidents on the state has been significant