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Mountlake Terrace, Washington – Motorcyclist Injured in Collision

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Posted on November 7, 2019

Mountlake Terrace, Washington (November 7, 2019) – A motorcyclist sustained serious injuries in a collision with a car that occurred on State Route 104 near the Interstate 5 interchange. The motorcyclist’s leg was partially amputated due to the crash and he was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. No other injuries have been reported in the incident.

The incident occurred after 5 a.m.The cause and circumstances of the collision is yet to be reported in detail.  The incident caused the eastbound lanes to be closed as investigation was ongoing.

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.