- One injured in Port Orchard accident
- Motorcycle collision caused by failure to stop, following too closely
- Right lane of highway closed for an hour
Date: September 14, 2011, 09/14/2011
Location: Port Orchard, Kitsap County, Washington
Type: Motorcycle accident
Outcome: One injured
A man was injured in a motorcycle collision near Port Orchard on Wednesday morning.
While heading west on Highway 16, 1 28-year-old man on a motorcycle, was unable to stop in time for slowing traffic and attempted to change lanes but lost control of his bike. He was taken to Tacoma General Hospital.
The right lane of Highway 16 was closed for half an hour while the wreck was cleared and examined. Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident and reported that intoxicants were not a factor and the cause was that he was following other vehicles too closely.
Port Orchard Fatal Accident Statistics for 2007Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 0
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- The failure of motorists to detect and recognize motorcycles in traffic is the predominating cause of motorcycle accidents. The driver of the other vehicle involved in collision with the motorcycle did not see the motorcycle before the collision, or did not see the motorcycle until too late to avoid the collision.
- Fifty-five percent of all reported fatal motorcycle crashes occurring nationally in 1998 involved multiple vehicle crashes and 45% occurred in single-vehicle crashes.
- 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%.
- Forty-five percent of deaths in single-vehicle motorcycle crashes in 1998 included drivers with blood alcohol concentration at or above 0.10%.
- Nine out of 10 motorcycle deaths in 1998 were males. Seventy-seven percent of the females who died in a motorcycle crash were passengers and 98% of males who died were drivers.