Both Larsen and Beebe’s vehicles went over the embankment, and Larsen died after being ejected from his motorcycle. Beebe’s patrol car rolled down the embankment but he was not seriously injured.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- In 2010, more than 4,500 people were killed in accidents involving motorcycles in the United States – a slight increase from 4,469 deaths in 2009.
- Motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than someone in a passenger car.
- 11 percent of all roadway incidents involve motorcycles.