Shoreline, Washington – Motorcyclist Died from Injuries After CollisionRequest Free Consultation
Shoreline, Washington (May 6, 2019) – A motorcyclist died from his injuries after colliding with a car at 145th Street Northeast and 17th Avenue Northeast on Monday night. The victim, identified as Jason C. Yu of Bothell, was taken to Harborview Medical Center after the accident, however, he was pronounced dead in the hospital. The driver of the car was not injured.
According to the police, the victim was heading east on 145th Street Northeast on his motorcycle. he was reportedly speeding and weaving in and out of traffic before he struck the car being driven by a 52 year-old woman from Seattle. The accident closed down the road from 15th to 20th as investigation was carried out.
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.