On Friday, October 9th, the Nevada Highway Patrol revealed the name of the motorcycle rider killed in a collision near Overton, Nevada. The 59-year-old Chandler, Arizona resident, Jonathan Ruff, died from injuries sustained in the crash.
Facts from the accident report disclosed that the crash took place at about 6:42 p.m. on Monday, October 5th. It happened on Interstate 15 near Mile Marker 86, between an Orange Kawasaki ZR900 motorcycle and a silver BMW R1200 motorcycle.
The NHP said that Ruff’s motorcycle struck a tire tread, and the BMW hit it, causing both bikes to overturn. Both riders sustained injuries, and medics conveyed them to University Medical Center, where Ruff passed away while undergoing treatment.
The highway patrol is heading the investigation into the occurrence. There is no additional information at this time.
Motorcycle accidents are not uncommon, and they often result in minor, severe, and fatal injuries for those involved. Injuries sustained in this type of collision include road rash, fractures, broken bones, internal bleeding, organ damage, and traumatic brain injuries.
Law enforcement and traffic agencies advise motorcycle riders to ride with a helmet and wear safety apparel like ankle-length boots, full-fingered gloves, long-sleeved leather jackets, and trousers. Ride defensively, avoid weaving in and out of traffic and lane splitting.
Obey traffic rules and regulations, use headlights when driving at night, and avoid drinking and operating a bike. Additionally, maintain the motorcycle before and after riding, and keep riding skills honed.
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