Bremerton, Washington – One Person Injured in Car-Motorcycle CollisionRequest Free Consultation
Bremerton, Washington (September 4, 2019) – A man sustained serious injuries after colliding with a car on the 9900 block of Central Valley Road on Wednesday evening. He was found unconscious on the roadway following the accident, and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. According to the report, he was said to be in serious condition as of Monday.
Crews from Central Kitsap Fire and Rescue responded to the scene around 7:40 p.m. According to preliminary investigation, the motorcyclist was heading south on the road. A woman driving her car in the northbound lanes stopped her vehicle and attempted to make a left turn into a parking lot, and the two vehicles collided. The crash remains under investigation, but it appears there were no signs of impairment or excessive speed.
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.