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Motorcyclist Dies in Fatal Accident

17 November 2018   Jeff Jones, Firefighter/Paramedic
Cristina Thompson

Single Fatality - Motorcycle vs. Vehicle

About 12:45 PM on Friday, November 16, 2018 Prescott Fire Dept. Dispatch received a call for a motorcycle down on Highway 69 and Yavpe Connector. When initial units arrived on scene they found one motorcyclist down in the eastbound lanes of Highway 69 in front of the Home Depot. It appeared that the accident occurred between the motorcycle and a truck that was hauling a trailer. The patient that was on the motorcycle had extensive and life-threatening injuries. A total of seven fire department personnel and Lifeline ambulance worked on the patient in an attempt to save the person’s life.  Unfortunately, the patient had sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead on the scene. Law-enforcement remained on scene for several hours in an attempt to reconstruct how the accident occurred. 

There were no other injuries reported. It is unknown whether or not the motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet that was found on scene but studies have shown that the chance of sustaining a traumatic brain injury drops by 65% when a helmet is worn while fatal accidents are reduced by 37%.  Helmets are a critical factor in helping motorcycle riders survive through a life-threatening accident.