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Auburn, Washington – One Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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Posted on April 4, 2019

Auburn, Washington (April 1, 2019) – One person was injured and taken to a hospital after a motorcycle crash at West Valley Highway, just north of 15th Street Southwest. The Valley Regional Fire Authority, King County Medics, Algona Police and Auburn Police all responded to the scene of the accident.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. The injured person’s identity has not been confirmed, but they were stated to have been taken to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

About Motorcycle Accidents

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. 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.

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.