Death by motorcycle accidents are unfortunately very common. Motorcycle accidents and death add to a great percentage of total road accidents every year. The number of motorists killed on roads is high due to the fact, that they only have two wheels to keep their bike on the road! Remember the fatal motorcycle accident that killed T. E. Lawrence a.k.a Lawrence of Arabia? His death led to the invention of 'helmets' that play a vital role in avoiding motorcycle injuries and death due to motor bike accidents.