Lynnwood, Washington – Motorcylist Injured In Crash After Police Chase
Posted on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 10:50 pm
Lynnwood, Washington (June 21, 2019) – A motorcyclist suffered a broken arm after crashing at Interstate 5 on Friday morning. This was after a police terminated pursuit attempts along Interstate 5 as the motorcycle driver continued on dangerous speeds. It would appear that the only vehicle involved in the crash was the motorcyclist’s. There were no other injuries reported in the incident.
The chase started around 10:25 a.m. when a trooper noticed a motorcycle driver speeding on northbound Interstate 5. While the trooper attempted chase, they had to stop near 164th Street due to dangerous levels of speed. However, another trooper found the speeding driver crashed about a mile to the north.
About Motorcycle Accidents
While this accident involved a police chase, it is important to note that accidents of common causes can result in injuries just as bad as a broken arm. 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.
If you have been injured in an accident, or have lost a loved one to the reckless actions of another, the Seattle personal injury attorneys at Caffee Law are poised to help you fight back. We have helped numerous people through the legal process and are ready to aggressively represent you as well. Contact us at (206) 899-5415 or online to speak with an attorney today.
Note: The attorneys with Caffee Law send our hearts out to the victims of serious accidents. Even though we see the pain and suffering accident victims endure through our daily work, it never becomes easier to hear such tragic news. We compose our blog using publicly available news sources. Sometimes stories are updated as more details surface. If our post becomes outdated or inaccurate, please let us know so that we may update it.
Disclaimer: This blog's aim is to increase awareness of severe injuries and their effects so that fewer individuals and families go through the painful and traumatic process of seeing a loved one hurt or killed in an accident. These are difficult topics, but we hope that our readers can use the information found here to help them avoid being involved in an accident. The information presented here does not construe legal advice.