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Dayton, Washington – Two People Hospitalized in Motorcycle Crash at Highway 12

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Posted on March 2, 2020

Dayton, Washington (February 27, 2020) – Two riders were hospitalized following a motorcycle crash on Highway 12 near Dayton on Thursday evening. According to the article from KOMO News, the two patients were taken to a local hospital for treatment of undisclosed injuries. No further word has been given about their condition.

According to information from the Washington State Patrol, the motorcycle overturned, resulting in the ejection of the two riders. The cause of the crash has not been reported, but troopers suspect that driver impairment was a likely factor in the incident.

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.