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Rockport, Washigton – Motorcycle Driver Injured After Crashing into Ditch at WA 20

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Posted on May 9, 2019

Rockport, Washigton (May 8, 2019) – A motorcycle driver sustained injuries in a single-vehicle crash at milepost 126 of State Route 20, about five miles east of Newhalem. The driver was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. At the time of writing, they have not been identified yet.

According to the report by the Washington State Patrol, the accident happened around 10 a.m. on Wednesday morning. The driver attempted to pass other vehicles in a no-pass zone, and lost control of their motorcycle. Both vehicle and driver ended up in an eastbound ditch. No road closure or traffic impact was reported.

About Motorcycle Accidents

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.

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.