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Kent, Washington – Man Injured While Motorcycle Racing

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Posted on May 21, 2019

Auburn, Washington (May 8, 2019) – A man was injured while racing his dirt motorbike in Pacific Raceways. Crews from the Valley Fire and Rescue Authority responded as mutual aid to Pacific Raceways to treat the injured motorcyclist. The extent of his injuries are unknown, but he was later transported by private ambulance to the Madigan Army Medical Center. The cause of his injuries has not been detailed.

About Motorcycle Accidents

While this particular incident was a case of sports riding, it is still important to note one’s own safety while riding a motorcycle. 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. 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.

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.

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