Cleveland, OH (July 8, 2022) – Two people riding a motorcycle were killed following a traffic accident in Cleveland on Thursday morning, July 7. The fatal crash was reported at the corner of Broadway Avenue near Aetna Drive at around 2:40 a.m. 

Local reports revealed that a 2014 Mazda and a 2017 Honda were racing westbound when the Mada hit two people in a motorcycle. The driver and passenger of the Mazda fled the scene on foot. The driver of the Honda also fled. 

The operator of the bike, 22-year-old Bobby Henry of Maple Heights, was transported to MetroHealth Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead. His passenger, 32-year-old Brianca Palmer of Buffalo, New York, was pronounced dead at the scene. 

An ongoing investigation into the deadly crash is underway. 

We want to extend our deepest condolences to the families of Bobby Henry and Brianca Palmer at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Ohio

Cleveland, OH - Bobby Henry, Brianca Palmer Die in Motorcycle Crash on Broadway Ave

The Ohio State Highway Patrol estimates that there are 175 fatal motorcycle accidents in the state each year. Motorcycle crashes made up around 16% of all fatal collisions. Statistics show that urban regions accounted for about 54% of fatal motorcycle accidents. 212 people perished in fatal motorcycle accidents in 2016.

Family members may find it challenging to deal with the unexpected loss of a loved one. As you try to process what has happened, your life completely stops. Coping with the loss of a family member brought on by another person’s negligence can be very difficult. In a wrongful death case, the deceased person’s surviving family members file a claim for injuries and seek compensation for losses caused by the premature death.

You should speak with a lawyer as soon as possible if you believe someone else’s carelessness contributed to the death of a loved one. In wrongful death litigation, you can defend your legal rights with the aid of Joseph Law Group. We are able to help you create a compelling argument since we are replete with knowledge. People who have suffered harm in an unfortunate circumstance may seek aid from a lawyer to get just compensation from the responsible party.

If you have lost a loved one in a fatal motorcycle accident, call a Cleveland motorcycle crash attorney at 216-522-1600.

Note: Our writers use outside sources when writing these posts.  These outside sources include but are not limited to news outlet reports, local and state police accident reports, social media posts, eyewitness accounts, and other sources about accidents that take place in and around the Greater Cleveland area. We do not independently verify the facts surrounding this injury accident. If there is something inaccurate in our story, please notify us immediately so that we can correct the post as soon as possible. We will remove a story if requested.  

Disclaimer: Our team of attorneys at Joseph Law Group has been helping injured victims and their families throughout the state of Ohio for decades. We hope that these posts will be a reminder to our community members to use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle to avoid and prevent being involved in a serious accident that results in injury. This is not a solicitation for business. None of the information in this post is intended to be medical or legal advice. The photo used in this post was not taken at the accident scene.