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Washington motorcyclist hit and injured in crash at red light

For some Washington residents, there is nothing better than riding a motorcycle. People use motorcycles as cheap and fun transportation. However, they do have a dangerous side. When people aren't careful, motorcycle accidents can easily occur. In the media, motorcyclists are often portrayed as the reason these accidents happen. Motorcycle riders are seen as reckless and dangerous people who have a never ending need to ride quickly and dangerously.

Accident leaves motorcyclist in critical condition with injuries

At some point most motorists will likely encounter a motorcyclist on the road. All drivers and motorcyclists have a duty to exercise reasonable care on the roads and be cognizant of the traffic and surroundings around them. Despite the public messages to start seeing motorcycles, and precautions a driver and motorcyclists may exercise, motorcycle accidents still happen.

Seattle drivers reminded to watch for motorcycles

With the change of season and improvement in weather, there are a likelihood of more motorcycles on Seattle streets and highways. It may be easy for some motorists to forget when driving that there may be smaller vehicles such as motorcycles sharing the road. Motorcycles may be missed in the blind spots or hidden from view from other larger vehicles such as SUV's. This can be a disastrous situation for motorcyclists who are especially susceptible to serious injury in a motorcycle accident.

Sign commemorates fatal Washington motorcycle accident

Although it serves as a reminder of an unexpected tragedy, one Washington family hopes that a new street sign in their neighborhood will also help prevent similar tragedies from affecting other families. The new sign, posted along Southeast 223rd drive in Kent, is dedicated to the memory of David Daniel, who was killed in a motorcycle accident on August 22, 2012. The sign reminds motorists to avoid drunk driving.

Motorcycle crash on I-5 in Seattle kills driver, injures rider

We all know there is an increased risk in motorcycle riding because riders and passengers have less protection around them. Still, all motorists have a responsibility to remain alert and watch out for smaller vehicles. Despite efforts by private and public organizations to heighten awareness about the presence of motorcycles, accidents are a common occurrence. When negligence plays a role in the crash and someone is injured, then he or she may have grounds for a personal injury claim.

Seattle area driver flees after striking motorcyclist

Some of the most difficult motor vehicle accident cases are those that involve a hit-and-run driver. Not only are there challenges when it comes to evidence, but it also makes an unfortunate event all the more disturbing when a driver makes the choice to run from responsibility.

Seattle motorcyclists are most at risk during first year riding

Seattle residents who are thinking about buying a motorcycle might be interested in the results of a couple of new studies. Motorcyclists are most likely to crash during their first year riding, and the heaviest risk time is the first month, according to the Highway Loss Data Institute. Another study found that licensing classes that are fast-tracked do not lower crash risks.

Truck driver on methadone slams into Washington state couple

A Washington state newspaper recently checked in with an engaged couple who survived a motorcycle accident six months ago when an impaired truck driver slammed into them. The newspaper found that although the couple made it through the horrific accident, they continue to struggle with severe injuries and depression.

Seattle duck boat runs over motorcyclist, causes serious injury

When many people think of a motorcycle crash, they imagine a bike speeding along the highway out of control only to be upended by any number of fateful circumstances. Such accidents often result in serious injury or death. But the truth is there are many motorcyclists who obey the speed limit, don't drink and drive and wear protective gear. And unfortunately, they sometimes get hurt by the negligence of other motorists. On October 10, a 50-year-old man on his motorcycle was seriously injured in downtown Seattle, at the intersection of Third Avenue and Pike Street.

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