Motorcyclist hit by car near Port Angeles


Story Highlights:

Two people injured in Port Angeles accident
Collision caused by vehicle hitting motorcycle
Motorcyclist taken to Harborview Medical Center



Date:
December 3, 2010, 12/03/2010
Location: Port Angeles, Clallam County, Washington
Type: Motorcycle accident, Motor Vehicle Collision
Outcome: Two injured

A 51-year-old man was heading westbound on Highway 112 near Port Angeles when another vehicle heading the opposite direction struck him. The other driver, a 40-year-old man from Port Angeles veered into the eastbound lane near the Nordstrom Road intersection and crashed into the motorcycle.

The motorcyclist suffered head, wrist, and internal injuries and had to be airlifted to Harborview Medical Center while the other driver was taken to Olympic Medical Center with head, neck and rib injuries. Both vehicles were destroyed, and Washington State Patrol says that alcohol and drugs were not a factor but charges are pending against the at-fault driver.

Motorcycle Accident Statistics
Five crash types account for 86% of fatal motorcycle crashes: motorcycle runs-off-road 41%, motorcycle or other vehicle runs traffic control 18%, head-on collision 11%, car turns in front of cycle 8% and motorcycle goes down in roadway 7%.

Seattle Personal Injury Attorneys
Road accidents, including motorcycle accidents, typically occur because of negligence. Motorcyclists are especially susceptible to accidents because motorcycle drivers are often overlooked by other drivers because of their size. Often times the injuries received in a motorcycle accident are serious, long-lasting and catastrophic because the motorcycle operator does not receive adequate protection from serious injury like the operator of an automobile does. Chris Davis and the Seattle motorcycle injury attorneys at Davis Law Group are experienced in helping injured motorcyclists in Washington obtain fair compensation for their losses.


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