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Spokane, Washington – Man Dies from Head Injuries After Falling From Motorcycle

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Posted on August 28, 2019

Spokane, Washington (August 25, 2019) – A motorcyclist died of his head injuries following a fall from his vehicle. According to the report from the Spokane County Medical Examiner, the victim was identified as Garth Mortimer, and he died of head trauma, including a skull fracture.

The incident happened on Sunday evening, with deputies responding to the scene at the 6900 block of North Wall Street around 6:40 p.m. According to witnesses, Mortimer was driving north on the road when he attempted to stand on his motorcycle seat, which caused him to fall off the vehicle. Mortimer was wearing a helmet at the time of the accident, but it was not properly fastened. Mortimer was transported to a hospital following the crash, but died shortly after.

About Injuries

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. As can be seen in this case, head injuries are a major cause of alarm. Head injuries don’t always result in a fatality, the possibility of the brain is being put in danger can cause other ill effects. When the brain is injured, the performance of the whole body can be affected. This can mean that parts of the body are simply weakened, or in other cases can affect speech and cognitive abilities. No matter the intensity, brain injuries can be very debilitating and can cause many inconveniences in everyday life. Traumatic brain injuries in particular can have severe effects on the body. Traumatic brain injuries can include concussions, which are hard blows dealt to the head, and contusions, where bruises form in the brain and may cause bleeding. Depending on where the injury is located, different parts of the body will be affected.

There are a number of accidents which can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common causes are motor vehicle accidents, and similar to this case, falls. Victims may suffer physical symptoms such as migraines, seizures, convulsions, or speech/cognitive problems like slurred speech, memory loss, and irritability. However, brain injuries are not always readily apparent. If you have come from an accident which has dealt an injury to your head, do not hesitate to have yourself checked out for brain injuries.

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