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Selah, Washington – Two People Hospitalized After Motorcycle Crash

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Posted on June 3, 2019

Selah, Washington (June 1, 2019) – A motorcycle crash on Interstate 82 East just outside of Selah resulted in two people being injured. The driver, identified as  67-year-old Vernon Town, along with a passenger who name has not been provided, have both been to a local hospital for treatment.

According to the report, the two were riding the motorcycle on the I-82 when the front tire blew out. This caused Town to lose control of his vehicle and slide off the roadway. The extent of the victims’ injuries has not been stated.

About Motorcycle Accidents

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.

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