Leavenworth, Washington - One Dead in Motorcycle Crash
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Leavenworth, Washington – One Dead in Motorcycle Crash

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Posted on July 1, 2019

Leavenworth, Washington (June 29, 2019) – One man was killed in a motorcycle crash at Chiwawa Loop Road, just before Beaver Valley Road on Saturday afternoon. The victim, a man identified as Charles Bowman from Wenatchee, died on the scene despite lifesaving efforts from a response crew. The victim had been riding on the road along with his son and two other relatives, but there were no reports of anyone else being injured.

The crash was reported around 2:30 p.m. According to the call, the victim had failed to negotiate the curve of the road and had crashed. Additionally, Bowman was said to have driven off the right shoulder and crashed into a tree, down an embankment. According to witnesses Bowman tried to brake before going off the road. The crash is under investigation.

About Motorcycle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. 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.