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Ritzville, Washington – Man Dies From Injuries from Motorcycle Crash

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Posted on May 23, 2019

Ritzville, Washington (May 22, 2019) – A man has died from his injuries from a motorcycle crash on Interstate 90. He was hospitalized at the Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane.

The man, identified as Eloy Benavidez of Fort Worth, Texas, was riding eastbound on the Interstate 90 on May 5 12 miles west of Ritzville when he lost control while changing lanes in a construction area. According to Washington State Patrol, impairment was not a factor from the crash. The victim was also wearing  helmet while he had been driving.

About Motorcycle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loved ones of the victim. 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. 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.