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Auburn, Washington – One Dead, One Injured in Motorcycle Accident

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Posted on June 10, 2019

Auburn, Washington (June 7, 2019) – One motorcyclist was killed and another injured in a crash that happened on State Route 167, just south of Ellingson Road. One of the victims died on the scene, and their injury has not been released. The other motorcyclist was taken to the hospital, though their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening.

The complete cause of the crash has not been determined, but according to deputies the first motorcyclist went down and was run over by the second motorcyclist. The two were also reported to have been going faster than than the traffic in the area, but not at dangerously high speeds. It is possible that the rain in the area was also a factor in the crash.

About Motorcycle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Because of a motorcycle’s open nature, the risks of injuries are greater to a person on a motorcycle than a person in a car. Head injuries are common in motorcycle accidents of all kinds, as are limb injuries. Much like any other vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents can easily come out of lapse of attention and careless maneuvers.  It is important to always observe proper driving and consideration for other vehicles, something which all motorcycle drivers should keep in mind as 3/4 of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. This is most likely due to a motorcycle’s overall visibility being less than most other vehicles, which means drivers of other vehicles tend not to see motorcycles in time.  This visibility problem makes motorcycle rides at night especially risky. Additionally, the stationary objects most often struck off-road are trees, utility poles, and traffic barriers, and driving in poor visibility conditions such as nighttime and unfavorable weather can increase the risks of collision with one of the objects mentioned above.

While motorcycles are a much-depended means of transportation, drivers should consider factors such as speed, number of other vehicles on the road, the road conditions and weather to ensure their safety while out and about. Be especially cautious when driving at night, as with any other vehicle. Any mistakes in judgement can lead to accidents, injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.

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