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Bremerton, Washington – Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Following a Crash at Highway 3

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Posted on September 10, 2019

Bremerton, Washington (September 8, 2019) – A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a crash at State Route 3, three miles south of Bremerton on Sunday afternoon. The motorcyclist, a 60 year-old man from Bremerton, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, where he remains in serous condition. No other vehicles were involved in the crash.

According to the Washington State Patrol, the crash happened around 3:45 p.m. The motorcyclist was southbound on the highway, but after changing lanes he appears to have lost control of his vehicle, causing the motorcycle to leave the road. The motorcyclist was then ejected from his vehicle. He was also said to have been wearing his motorcycle at the time of the crash. The crash is being investigated by the Washington State Patrol.

About Motorcycle Accidents

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.