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Fife, Washington – Two People Injured in Car-Motorcycle Collision

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Posted on July 29, 2019

Fife, Washington (July 25, 2019) – Two people sustained injuries after colliding with a car at the intersection of 59th Avenue Court East and Pacific Highway East on Thursday afternoon. The motorcyclist was seriously injured and was immediately transported to the hospital. The car driver was also treated on the scene for injuries, and stayed to cooperate with investigation.

The accident happened around 2 p.m. The motorcyclist was heading south on 59th Avenue Court East and entered the intersection, at the same time that the northbound car turned left. The motorcycle struck the car while it was turning in front of him, and the collision caused him to be thrown from his vehicle. The accident also caused Pacific Highway East close down between 59th Avenue Court East and 54th Avenue East as police investigation was ongoing.

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.