While a motorcycle can be an exhilarating way to get around or just have fun on a day off, but they do come with risks. According to the NHTSA, in 2017, there were 5,172 motorcyclists killed in crashes. This is down 3% from 5,337 in 2016. One possible reason for such a decline could be due to helmet use.
Helmets save lives whether riding a bicycle or motorcycle. 1,872 motorcyclists were saved by wearing a helmet in 2017. If every person riding a motorcycle had worn a helmet, an additional 719 lives could have been saved. Helmets are estimated to be 37% effective in preventing injuries that are fatal for drivers and 41% effective for passengers.
NBC 2 reports that a man was seriously injured following a motorcycle crash on Del Prado Boulevard.
The crash happened at about 6:47 p.m. on Sunday night on Del Prado Boulevard S.
The Cape Coral police department reported that Dylan Beauchamp was driving north on Del Prado on a Suzuki GSX-R1000. According to reports, he was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic.
Christopher Roland was stopped in the southbound left-hand lane waiting to turn onto Coral Point Mall. He began to make his turn when Beauchamp crashed into the passenger side of his vehicle.
Beauchamp was thrown from the motorcycle in the impact. He was rushed to a local hospital with serious injuries. Roland was not injured.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the crash.