Motorcyclist injured in Marysville crash

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One injured in Marysville motorcycle accident
Car vs. Motorcycle collision cause unknown

Date: January 27, 2011, 01/27/2011
Location: Marysville, Snohomish County, Washington
Type: Motorcycle accident, Motor vehicle collision
Outcome: One injured

A 42-year-old woman was seriously injured after being struck by a car while riding her motorcycle on Thursday night in the Lakewood Crossing area of North Marysville. She was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with severe head injuries.

An on-duty Marysville police officer was driving behind the two vehicles during the time of the accident. The driver of the car was uninjured and cooperated with authorities and was taken to a local hospital to undergo routine blood testing for alcohol or drugs.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

NHTSA Motorcycle Statistics for 2008

  • Approximately 47% of all fatal motorcycle accidents involved a collision with another motor vehicle
  • During two-vehicle accidents, 77% of motorcycles were struck in the front while only 7% were hit from behind
  • Motorcycles are substantially more likely than other vehicles to be involved in a fatal accident involving a collision with a stationary object – 25% for motorcycles, 19% for cars, 14% for small trucks, 4% for large trucks
  • In 41% of the 2,387 two-vehicle fatal accidents involving motorcycles, the other vehicle turned left into the motorcycle # 35% of motorcycle drivers killed in motorcycle accidents were speeding, compared to 23% of car drivers in fatal auto accidents

Seattle Motorcycle Accident Lawyers
Motorcycle drivers are often exposed to situations in which there is a possibility serious injuries from a motorcycle accident. If you have been in a motorcycle accident in Washington State, you may be facing severe injuries, physical pain, emotional distress, and financial hardships contact the Davis Law Group for your free consultation.

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