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Rochester, Washington – Motorcyclist Dead in Collision

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Posted on May 3, 2019

Rochester, Washington (May 1, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed after a collision with a car on Highway 12 at Denmark Street on Wednesday morning. The victim died on the scene. The occupants of the car were not reported to be injured.

According to the report, the car was westbound on Highway 12 and was making a left turn onto Denmark Street, while the motorcycle was headed eastbound on the same highway. The motorcyclist struck the car while it was making the turn. The report from the State Patrol cited failure to yield for right of way as the cause of the accident.

About Motorcycle Accidents

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