Seattle, Washington – One in Critical Condition After in Motorcycle-Truck CollisionRequest Free Consultation
Seattle, Washington (June 10, 2019) – A motorcyclist was seriously injured after getting struck by a pickup truck on the intersection of 35th Avenue Northeast and Northeast 75th Street. He was taken to Harboview Medical Center, where he is said to be in critical condition. There were no reports of other injuries.
The response crew arrived on the scene around 5:15 p.m. The accident happened on Monday afternoon. According to witnesses the pickup truck was turning left when the two vehicles collided. It has been determined that the truck driver was not impaired at the time of the accident. Detectives are continuing the investigation on the accident.
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. 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.