One injured in Sequim accident
Motor vehicle collision caused by attempt to avoid deer
Date: May 18, 2011, 05/18/2011
Location: Sequim, Clallam County, Washington
Type: Motorcycle accident
Outcome: One injured
A woman was injured in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday.
Just before 8:30 a.m. 53-year-old Melody J. Miano was riding her motorcycle on State Route 20 when she swerved to avoid a deer in the roadway and crashed. Her Harley-Davidson rolled and Miano was thrown off, coming to rest on the westbound shoulder.
Miano was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with chest injuries. She was listed in satisfactory condition.
Washington State Patrol is investigating the accident, State Route 20 was closed for an hour.
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.
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