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Kennewick, Washington – Motorcyclist in Serious Condition After Crashing at West 4th Avenue and South Roosevelt Street

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Posted on February 24, 2020

Kennewick, Washington (February 21, 2020) – A motorcyclist was injured in a crash that occurred on the intersection of West 4th Avenue and South Roosevelt Street on Friday afternoon. According to the article from KEPR News, the 65 year-old motorcycle rider was hospitalized and reported to be in serious condition. The patient was also reported to be wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. No other vehicles were involved and no other injuries were reported.

The crash occurred just after 4:30 p.m. The cause and circumstances of the crash has not been reported. The crash caused the intersection to be temporarily shut down.

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.