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Snowy Roads Lead to Accidents and are Particularly Dangerous for Motorcycles

Snowy roads are treacherous. Particularly for motorcycles. There was a bad accident involving a motorcylist on January 10, 2007. The accident took place on Mercer Island. Motorcyle accidents can be quite different than automobile accidents. Not only are motorcycles less visible than automobiles, the physics of how a motorcycle handles is much different than a car. One good example is…

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Yakima Resident Renee Norman Injured in Motorcycle Accident

Renee Norman was listed in critical condition Sunday after being struck from behind then run over by a following vehicle. Ms. Norman was treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for pelvic fractures and possible internal injuries. Ms. Norman was a passenger on a motorcycle riden by Hank Deaton of Yakima. Mr. Deaton was taken to Yakima Regional Medical and Cardiac Center for treatment…

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Port Ludlow Man Injured in Serious Accident

Jim Rogerson was hit from behind on his motorcycle by a suspected drunk driver late Thursday in Poulsbo. Mr. Rogerson, a resident of Port Ludlow, was struck by a pickup truck after 11 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 305 and Lincoln Road. He suffered serious injuries and was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Police said the man driving the pickup, Alan R….

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Motorcyclist Sustains Head Injuries in Rear-End Accident

Nancy Bardsley, 51, was injured after her 2004 Honda motorcycle struck the back of a car on the 44th Avenue West onramp to Interstate 5. Washington State Patrol trooper Kirk Rudeen said she was apparently doing a head check as she prepared to merge onto the highway and didn’t notice that traffic had slowed in front of her. Ms. Bardsley was airlifted from the scene but the helicopter had to be…

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Justice Tom Chambers Failed to Report Accident

State Supreme Court Justice Tom Chambers crashed his motorcycle but failed to report the accident, even though the woman riding with him was injured badly enough to need treatment at an emergency room. Chambers, 62, confirmed the accident to The Seattle Times but said he didn’t know he was required to report it to the police. He said he figured he did what was required by taking the woman to…

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More Motorcyclists Getting Killed on the Road

More bikers are getting killed on the road. “This trend is very troubling,” said NTSB member Debbie Hersman, who chaired a two-day forum on motorcycle safety that began Tuesday. “The number of fatalities is outpacing the increase in ridership.”Motorcycle accidents involved dramatically different considerations that run of the mill motor vehicle accidents. Riding is different than driving. …

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Make Sure to Report Hit and Run Accidents Right Away

Michael Plunkett, 32, was injured when someone hit his motorcycle and fled the scene on Saturday, August 12, 2006. Plunkett was hit from behind while driving east on Terrace Heights Drive near its intersection with Terrace Park Way. Plunkett fell to the road and his bike landed nearby. He was taken by ambulance to Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital, where he was recovering from head wounds, a…

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Motorcyclist Dies From Injuries in Crash Near Gorst

A Port Orchard woman died late Wednesday from injuries she suffered in a serious motorcycle accident near Gorst earlier in the day. Cindy M. Morrissey, 47, crashed when she tried to avoid a morning traffic backup on westbound Highway 16 at about 7:00 a.m. She was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The motorcycle was destroyed. Troopers said they believe excessive speed caused…

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Motorcycle Helmets

ESPN reported that Steelers star Ben Roethlisberger broke his jaw and nose in a motorcycle crash Monday. He was not wearing a helmet. According to ESPN Roethlisberger remained in serious but stable condition after seven hours of surgery. ESPN also reported that Roethlisberger’s brain, spine, chest and abdomen appear to be without serious injury. ESPN.com’s John Clayton has confirmed that…