Motorcycle crashes are one of the most dangerous types of collisions a person can be involved in. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration statistics show that 80% of all motorcycle crashes involve injury or death to the rider. Most of the accidents involving injury also included the rider being ejected from the motorcycle. Most motorcycle-vehicle collisions occur at intersections. About one-third of all motorcycle accidents are caused when another vehicle turns into the path of the motorcycle. Many police departments deploy motorcycle officers, and they are involved in several crashes every year.
News 4 Jax reports on a Clay County Motorcycle deputy who was seriously injured in an accident and occurred on Monday afternoon.
A spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office said that the officer was on his way to a reported a crash.
At about 4:15 p.m., a Nissan Rogue was traveling west in the outside lane of Kingsley Avenue. The driver changed lanes in an incorrect manner and collided with the motorcycle deputy, who was traveling in the inside lane of westbound Kingsley Avenue.
The deputy, who is 57, was transported to the hospital with serious, but non-life-threatening injuries. The driver of the Nissan, a 77-year-old male, did not suffer from any injuries in the crash.
According to the Florida Highway Patrol, charges are pending against the driver of the Nissan.