A 29-year-old Las Vegas resident died of blunt force trauma after a motorcycle accident in the northwest valley area of Las Vegas.
Bell was on his 2014 Ducati Superbike travelling west on W. Deer Springs Way, in the vicinity of Durango Drive, when a white 2016 Dodge Journey crossover SUV made a U-turn on W. Deer Springs and entered into the path of the motorcycle, according to news reports.
Authorities pronounced Bell dead at the scene.
The driver of the Journey, an unidentified 34-year-old woman suffered moderate injuries and was transported to University Medical Center.
No further information is available at this time.
According to numerous sources, one of the most common types of bike accidents is a car making a turn in front of a motorcycle. Most common causes are the vehicle fails to see the motorcycle or judges the motorcycle speed incorrectly.
Other common types of motorcycle accidents include gravel on the road, motorcycle lane splitting, a car changing lanes into the motorcycle, a car hitting a motorcyclist from behind, and a car opening its door.
In the latest statistics available, 5,286 people died in motorcycle crashes in 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Per mile traveled, motorcyclists have a 28 times higher rate of dying in a crash than a passenger car occupant.
In a 2018 report, the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety, indicates that there were 61 motorcycle fatalities between 2013 and 2017. In the same study, it is shown that nine motorcycle riders not wearing helmets died. The goal of the Office of Traffic Safety is to decrease an upward trend of motorcycle deaths and reach goals of substantially lower numbers.