An accident report released by the California Highway Patrol revealed that Troy Costa Sr. sustained injuries in an accident in South Lake Tahoe, California. The victim was riding a motorcycle when he crashed on Saturday, October 17th.The CHP said the victim resided in Wellington, Nevada.
Costa Sr. rode his motorcycle south on State Route 89 when he failed to negotiate a curve on the road correctly. He went off the roadway and traveled over a cliff near the east fork of the Carson River.
The victim sustained extensive injuries, and medics conveyed him using Careflight Helicopter to Renown Medical Center for treatment. The highway patrol said there was no other vehicle involved in the occurrence, making it a solo accident.
Before heading out to ride a motorcycle, the California Department of Motor Vehicles advises riders to consider several safety options. Two of them include wearing a safety helmet and apparel and taking a safety course.
The CHP working with the DMV provides a Motorcyclist Safety program for new and existing bikers in California. The program consists of a 15-hour classroom and on-cycle Basic Rider Course (BRC), and it is mandatory for all prospective riders under the age of 21.
The BRC is recommended for new riders age 21 and above who want to obtain a motorcycle license. After the course, the participant would get a Certificate of Completion of Motorcycle Training and must submit it to the DMV within 12 months.
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