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Moses Lake, Washington – One Injured in Motorcycle Crash

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Posted on April 29, 2019

Moses Lake, Washington (April 26, 2019) – One woman suffered head and upper-body injuries after she was thrown from a motorcycle on East Broadway Avenue on early Friday morning. She was airlifted to a hospital in Spokane for treatment. The driver, Mark Janke, left her for dead. He was hunted by the police, though he has since been reported to have turned himself in.

According to witnesses, two motorcycles were riding together in the area when one lost control, throwing the victim off the bike and onto the ground. The driver fled the scene, and officers were dispatched to the collision site around 1 a.m. The police tried to locate the driver who was now wanted for vehicular assault and felony hit and run, but they were unable to find him. He is now in police custody.

About Motorcycle Accidents

Unfortunately, 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.

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.