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Bellingham, Washington – One Person Hospitalized in Car-Motorcycle Crash

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Posted on May 14, 2019

Bellingham, Washington (May 13, 2019) – At least one person has been  reported to be hospitalized after a car-motorcycle collision at the intersection of James Street and Alabama Street on Monday afternoon. The victim has not yet been identified, and there is no word yet on their condition.

The cause of the accident has not been provided. The accident caused traffic delays in the area, but there has been no reported road closure.

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.

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