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Kent, Washington – Motorcyclist Dead in Crash on Pacific Highway South

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Posted on October 18, 2019

Kent, Washington (October 15, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed in a crash that occurred on the 26300 block of Pacific Highway South on Tuesday night. Responding officers initially found the motorcyclist on the street and attempted lifesaving measures on him, but these efforts were unsuccessful and the victim was pronounced dead on the scene. The name of the rider has not been released, but police have identified him as a 46 year-old man from Tacoma.

Responders came onto the scene around 10:45 p.m. Investigation on the crash is ongoing, but witnesses have said that the motorcyclist had been riding at high speeds when he hit the curb and got thrown from his vehicle.

About Motorcycle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only time a motorcycle accident has resulted in a fatality. 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.