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Silverdale, Washington – Motorcyclist Hospitalized after Colliding with a Van

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Posted on July 1, 2019

Silverdale, Washington (June 28, 2019) – A motorcyclist was hospitalized after crashing into a van on Silverdale Way Northwest at Linder Way Northwest on Friday afternoon. The victim, whose identity has not yet been released, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment. There has been no word yet on his condition. No other injuries has been reported in the incident.

The crash occurred around 12:50 p.m. According to the statement from officials, the motorcyclist was northbound on Silverdale Way Northwest when he struck the rear of the van on the driver’s side as the vehicle was trying to make a left turn. The driver has told deputies that she had not seen the motorcycle approaching. Additionally, the friction marks created by the motorcycle indicated that the victim had been traveling above the speed limit. Both drivers have been found to not be impaired at the time of the crash. The accident is under investigation.

About Motorcycle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. 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.