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Tacoma, Washington – One Dead in Motorcycle-Truck Crash

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Posted on July 23, 2019

Tacoma, Washington (July 14, 2019) – One man was reported dead in a motorcycle-truck collision that occurred in the 17100 block of Canyon Road East. The victim, identified as Eric Pelissier from Puyallup, was taken to Tacoma General hospital after the crash, where he was pronounced dead. No other injuries were reported in the incident.

According to information from the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department, the victim was traveling north in the southbound lanes of Canyon Road East around 11: 30 p.m. on Sunday night. While driving, he struck a truck in the 17100 block. Furthermore, officials have said that the victim was not wearing a helmet and had been at a bar prior to the crash. No road closures have been announced following the crash.

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.

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