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Tukwila, Washington – One Motorcyclist Critically injured After being Ejected from Vehicle

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Posted on June 13, 2019

Tukwila, Washington (June 8, 2019) – A man suffered critical injuries after his motorcycle went down and he was ejected from the vehicle on the Interstate 5 near the South Center exit. The report has not stated the victim’s identity or where his injuries are being treated.

The crash happened around 8:29 a.m. on Saturday morning. The man was heading south on the Interstate 5 with a total of nine motorcycles when he lost traction and the motorcycle crashed, ejecting him in the process. The State Patrol has cited an unsafe lane change as the cause of the crash. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are a factor in 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.