Montesano, Washington - Motorcyclist Injured in Crash at Highway 12
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Montesano, Washington – Motorcyclist Injured in Crash at Highway 12

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Posted on August 26, 2019

Montesano, Washington (August 25, 2019) – One woman sustained injuries in a motorcycle crash at Highway 12 east of Montesano. She was taken to Grays Harbor Community Hospital for treatment. According to the report, the woman was wearing a motorcycle and it has been determined that no drugs or alcohol were involved.

The crash happened around 11 p.m. on Sunday night. According to the report from the Washington State Patrol, the woman lost control while driving, causing her to crash into a cable barrier and ending up in one of the lanes. The accident caused traffic to be blocked for little over an hour. The cause of the crash 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.