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Spokane, Washington – One Motorcyclist Dead, Another Injured in Crash

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Posted on September 27, 2019

Spokane, Washington (September 25, 2019) – Two motorcyclist sustained life-threatening injuries in a crash that occurred at East Appleway Boulevard at South Dartmouth Road on Wednesday night. Both were taken to a hospital, where one of the motorcyclists passed away from their injuries. The other motorcyclist remains in critical condition.

According to witness reports, four motorcyclists were traveling east on Appleway Boulevard when two of the riders accelerated past the other pair. They hit the curb and a sidewalk on the road as it curved, causing them to go down separately. The two were reported to have been wearing helmets at the time of the accident. Investigators are considering speed and intoxication to be factors in the crash.

About Motorcycle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion to the friends and loves 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.