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Lake Stevens, Washington – Two People Injured in Collision Involving a Jeep and Two Motorcycles

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Posted on July 29, 2019

Lake Stevens, Washington (July 27, 2019) – Two people were injured in a collision involving a Jeep and two motorcycles on the intersection of northbound lane of State Route 9 and 20th Street Southeast on Saturday afternoon. The victims, both motorcyclists in critical condition, were taken to the hospital. The driver of the Jeep was not reported to be injured.

The crash happened around 5:30 p.m. The circumstances leading up to the crash has not been detailed.The crash caused all lanes of 20th Street Southeast to be blocked, with traffic being diverted at 1st Avenue Southeast and 99th Avenue Southeast. The accident is under investigation.

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.

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