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Olympia, Washington – Motorcyclist Dead After Crashing Into Car

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Posted on April 15, 2019

Olympia, Washington (April 9, 2019) – A motorcycle crashed into a car on State Route 510 along Rockcress Drive Southeast, killing the motorcyclist. Additionally, one of the passengers in the car, an eight year-old child, was taken to the hospital. The extent of his injuries have not been provided. The driver of the car is in custody.

According to troopers from the Washington State Patrol, the motorcycle was on SR 510 when the car made a left turn in front of it. The motorcycle crashed into the car, resulting in the motorcyclist’s death. Aside from the driver, there were three children inside the car, including the injured child. The driver of the car was taken into custody on suspicion of vehicular homicide and 3 counts of reckless endangerment.

About Motorcycle Accidents

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. 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.

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.