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Tacoma, Washington – Fatal Motorcycle Crash on I-5

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Posted on April 1, 2019

Tacoma, Washington (March 29, 2019) – A 44 year-old motorcyclist died after being struck by another vehicle at milepost 132 on Interstate 5, near South M Street on Friday afternoon. The motorcyclist was slowing down in an attempt to change lanes when he was struck by another vehicle. According to the troopers, the motorcyclist died on the scene.

Troopers responded to the incident after 1 p.m. According to investigation, the downed rider might have been struck by another driver who fled the scene. The details of the crash are under investigation. All northbound lanes of the Interstate 5 were closed due to this accident. The lanes opened again after 3 p.m.

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.