A 25-year old man, who died in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident earlier this week, has been identified as John Thomas Strunk by the Clark County Coroner´s Office.
John Strunk became the fiftieth person to die this year in a traffic-related accident within the Las Vegas Metropolitan District, when he was fatally injured in a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Lamb Boulevard and East Russell Road.
According to police reports, Strunk was driving his 2014 Yamaha motorcycle eastbound on East Russell Road at about 2:30pm in the afternoon, when a Chevrolet Equinox travelling westbound attempted a sudden left turn into Lamb Boulevard.
Strunk rode straight into the back of the Chevrolet and was killed at the scene. The 73-year-old driver of the Chevrolet was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center to receive treatment for minor injuries. Police are still investigating the Las Vegas motorcycle accident.
Fatal motorcycle accidents in Nevada – particularly in Clark County – are once again showing a year-on-year increase in 2014. The latest statistics available from the Nevada Department of Transport indicate that motorcycle accidents account for just 1.08% of all collisions, but 13.04% of fatal collisions.
A comparison of accidents involving motorcycles and accidents involving four-door sedans shows that motorcycle accidents are more likely to cause injury and death. A victim in a Las Vegas motorcycle accident is likely to be injured four-out-of-five times (fatally one-in-twenty times), whereas drivers of four-door sedans will only suffer an injury in one-out-of-three accidents (fatally one-in-four-hundred).