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Puyallup, Washington – Motorcycle Driver Injured After Crash

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Posted on April 30, 2019

Puyallup, Washington (April, 2019) – A motorcycle driver sustained a broken wrist after colliding with a car at 407 Valley Avenue Northeast. The man was intoxicated and had been driving around an apartment complex parking lot at unsafe speeds prior to the crash. The driver ended up colliding with the rear end of a car that was about to park.

He was cited by Puyallup Police for DUI. The exact date of the incident has not been provided, but it appeared among other incidents in the Puyallup Police Blotter for the dates April 23-26.

About Car Accidents

According to 2016 data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 29 people die everyday from vehicle accidents involving an alcohol-impaired driver, which translates to a death every 50 minutes. Additionally, 2016 data also points to 28% of all traffic-related deaths in America. Driving under influence covers not only alcohol-impaired drivers, but also those under the influence of other substances. Drugs other than alcohol accounted for 16% of vehicle crashes in 2015 data. Marijuana use in particular is rising, with 13% of nighttime weekends drivers being found with marijuana in their system. Whether impaired by alcohol, narcotics, or any other substances, the dangers of driving under influence should be clear. Driving is an activity that requires awareness at all times and following street regulations as much as possible. Being under the influence of other substances brings down road awareness, as well as closing down reflex skills and attention.

We urge everyone to be in a stable health condition before going behind the wheel. Any condition that can cause impairments on your judgement puts many people at risk, which goes not only for drivers but pedestrians as well. Aside from the obvious dangers of drunk driving, it would also help to identify busy roads and try to avoid being in their proximity to minimize any risk of a vehicle accident. Any mistake can lead to injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well. Our sympathies and compassion for anyone who was caught up in a vehicle accident due to intoxicated drivers.