Tacoma, WA (July 9, 2021) - Serious injuries were reported in the aftermath of a two-vehicle crash in the Tacoma area on Wednesday, July 7.
The accident took place on Sprague Avenue near WA-16 late that night. Emergency responders were dispatched to the scene to render aid to the involved parties. According to local reports, a motorcyclist crashed into another vehicle shortly after entering the intersection.
The rider was ejected from the bike following the impact. Initial reports indicated that the victim was thrown almost 25 feet before landing in the westbound HOV lane of the highway. He was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of serious injuries.
No further information on the incident has been provided by local authorities. An ongoing investigation into the crash is being handled by local law enforcement officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Tacoma
Motorcycles pose a greater risk to their operators on the road. Despite the knowledge that motorcyclists are more likely to be badly wounded in an accident, many drivers fail to keep a proper lookout for them, resulting in devastating accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 80% of motorcycle crashes result in death or serious injury, and riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in personal cars to die in a motorbike accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet decreases the chance of mortality by around 37%.
Every day, motorcyclists are injured or killed in accidents across Washington, and motorcycle deaths have been on the rise across the country, despite a drop in overall collision rates. Motorcyclists are not only more likely to incur catastrophic injuries, but most drivers fail to look out for them on the road, resulting in deadly motorcycle crashes across the state. Contrary to common belief, irresponsible drivers who neglect to share space with motorcyclists as carefully as they should cause a large proportion of motorcycle accidents in Tacoma, and reckless drivers are renowned for causing catastrophic motorcycle crashes.
After you've been injured in a motorcycle accident, Dore Law Group's team of Tacoma motorcycle accident attorneys will fight to get you the compensation you deserve, which begins with submitting a personal injury claim to recover lost income. We can help you put together a strong claim to regain lost damages as a consequence of the accident. For many years, our expert legal team of personal injury attorneys has battled for the legal rights of victims and their families harmed in motorcycle accidents in Tacoma, and we can put that experience to work for you in your personal injury claim.
To talk with a skilled Tacoma motorcycle accident attorney about your case and how we can help you recover from your injuries, call 253-236-3888 right now.
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