Black Riders More Likely to Die in Motorcyle Accidents

Multiple media outlets inclujding Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and HealthDay News are citing the results of a study that says that Black Americans are 1.5 times more likely to die from injuries sustained in a motorcycle crash than white Americans. This despite despite the fact that black Americans are more likely to be wearing a helmet when they get into a motorcycle crash. The new study does not identify an underlying cause for this apparent racial disparity, but the researchers found that the observation holds true even after taking into account the rider’s insurance status, gender and injury severity.

For more on motorcycle helmets and safety, visit the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. If you have been injured in a motorcycle crash, please call the injury lawyers at Lundy Law.