Motorcyclists are out and about and enjoying the weather in Washington State this summer, but there have also been a significantly higher number of injuries sustained in motorcycle accidents this year than those previous.
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) wants to warn motorcycle enthusiasts throughout the state about the dangers of the North Cascades Highway (State Route 20) on the eastern side of the pass in Okanogan County. WSP officials say that the "Liberty Bell" and "Seven Devils" curves are two of the most challenging areas on the entire North Cascades Highway for motorcycle riders. In the last month alone, there were three separate motorcycle collisions reported in these areas.
Lieutenant Kandi Patrick of the Washington State Patrol notes that all three of the riders involved in the collisions were from the British Columbia area. Patrick added how fortunate the riders are that there were no fatalities involved in those accidents.
The WSP urges motorcyclists – especially novice or unfamiliar riders – to never underestimate the weather conditions and to always follow suggested speed limit signs while negotiating a curve or sharp turn. The yellow-colored signs are there to alert riders of a safe speed for taking a turn without losing control of their vehicle.
Injured in a Motorcycle Accident in Washington State
The personal injury attorneys at the Davis Law Group have represented motorcycle accident victims throughout the State of Washington for years. If you were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash, call the Davis Law Group today at 206-727-4000 to schedule a free consultation and find out if you are entitled to financial compensation.