Toledo, Washington - Car-Motorcycle Collision Results in One Person 's Death
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Toledo, Washington – Car-Motorcycle Collision Results in One Person ‘s Death

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Posted on August 5, 2019

Toledo, Washington (August 3, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with a car on State Route 12 near Leonard Road on Lewis County. The victim’s identity and cause of death has not been released. The car driver was not reported to be injured.

According to a report from the Washington State Patrol, the car failed to yield for a left turn on State Route 12, causing the motorcycle to crash into it. The accident caused the westbound lane to be blocked.

About Motorcycle Accidents

We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Unfortunately, this is not the only fatality involved with a motorcycle accident. 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.