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Federal Way, Washington – Motorcycle Crashes After Being Pursued in Police Chase

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Posted on November 14, 2019

Federal Way, Washington (November 1, 2019) – A motorcycle crashed into a traffic control signal box on the intersection of South 360th Street and Enchanted Parkway, ending police chase that started in Edgewood. The motorcyclist fled the scene, and no injuries have been reported in the incident.

According to the report, the incident began when deputies from Pierce County Sheriff’s Office, Edgewood Police and Milton Police attempted to stop a speeding motorcyclist. The motorcyclist did not stop, and authorities gave chase until the motorcyclist crashed into the traffic signal control box. The incident caused the power to the traffic lights to be knocked out. While the area was searched following the incident, the suspect has not been found.

About Motorcycle Accidents

While this particular incident contains a criminal element, it is important to note that accidents of other causes can also result in damage or injuries. 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.