Spokane, Washington – Fatal Motorcycle CrashRequest Free Consultation
Spokane, Washington (April 23, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a truck at East Broadway Avenue and North Eastern Road on Tuesday. According to witness reports, the victim was wearing a helmet, but his body was twisted from the impact. As for the circumstances of the crash, the police statement has not yet been provided, but according to one witness, the motorcyclist was traveling on Broadway Ave, and in trying to turn left, he was hit by a truck hauling a trailer. According to another witness, the motorcyclist was attempting to pass the truck but he lost control and crashed into it.
About Motorcycle Accidents
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. 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.
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.