Based on the National Statistics from 2009, there were 5,430 bikers who were killed, that is an increase of 2% from the data in 2008. Based on research, helmets are estimated 37% effective in preventing any serious injuries to motorcycle riders and 41% for motorcycle passengers.
According to AZCentral report, a motorcycle crash occurred at 4 am on Saturday. The unidentified 22 year old male motorcycle driver and the 21 year old female passenger were heading east bound on McDowell Road when a 2003 Ford Expedition driven by a woman was traveling westbound on McDowell in the left turn lane to turn onto the southbound Arizona 143. The driver of the car did not stop at the red light left-turn arrow and turned in front of the 1980 Yamaha motorcycle. As the motorcycle driver tried to avoid the Expedition , they went down and both people in the motorcycle slid into the side of the vehicle. Neither were wearing helmets, which left the man dead, and the woman critically injured. The police don’t believe that impairment was a factor in the crash.