An 18-year-old motorcyclist was killed on Highway 101 on October 7, 2018. The victim was later identified as Jordan Benjamin Grant, a recent Plano Academy High School graduate, starting his college career at California Polytechnic State University.
Who hasn't run late one day and driven over the speed limit? Everyone does it periodically. Sometimes it just feels good to open up your motorcycle on the highway or a windy California road. The feeling of power and control you get from pushing your limits makes it worth risking a speeding ticket. Sadly, that control might only be an illusion.
December has been a quiet month so far with news outlets reporting few if any motorcycle accidents across the state. While this is good news, November was quite a bit different. Dozens of accidents occurred all across California with some resulting in injuries and some resulting in death.
According to a California Highway Patrol representative, a motorcyclist died after a logging truck overturned and spilled its contents on August 5. The accident occurred at about 11:40 a.m. near Trinity Lake as a truck drove through a curve while traveling south on Highway 3.
On July 22, the California Highway Patrol reported that a 49-year-old motorcycle rider was killed in an accident in Hanford. CHP did not believe that drugs or alcohol played a role in the fatal motorcycle accident, which resulted when the motorcyclist collided with a 2009 Chevrolet.