A two-motorcycle accident on Highway 153 near Brewster left a Spokane woman dead and another woman injured Saturday, according to reports.
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) says 49-year-old Bonnie Grant was killed after the crash, which took place on Highway 153 at approximately 9 a.m. Grant and another motorcyclist, identified as 52-year-old Deanna Griffith of Spokane, simultaneously slowed down to adjust to traffic.
The motorcyclists were both headed southbound and collided with each other when they tried to slow down. Grant was thrown from her 2001 Yamaha motorcycle during the collision, and she and Griffith were taken to Three Rivers Hospital in nearby Brewster, where Grant was pronounced dead.
Griffith was treated for her injuries at the hospital and released. Police are continuing the investigation but do not expect any charges against Griffith.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- In 2010, more than 4,500 people were killed in motorcycle accidents in the United States – a slight increase from 4,469 deaths in 2009.
- Motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than someone in a passenger car.
- 11 percent of all roadway incidents involve motorcycles.
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