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Wenatchee, Washington – Motorcyclist Injured Following a Hit-and-Run Incident

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Posted on July 16, 2019

Wenatchee, Washington (July 14, 2019) – A motorcyclist was injured after a pickup truck swerved at his vehicle. Fortunately, troopers have reported that his injuries were minor, and he is expected to make a full recovery. The driver of the pickup truck fled from the scene.

The accident happened on Sunday evening. According to witnesses, the driver of the pickup truck had a quarrel with two motorcyclists driving east on State Route 2, near Lower Sunnyslope Road. The truck driver was said to have braked in front of the motorcyclists, and later pulled alongside the two and swerving into them, causing the victim to crash. Medics treated the motorcyclist on the scene. The pickup truck driver remains to be on the run.

About Motorcycle Accidents

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.