31-Year-Old Bicyclist Injured in State Route 109 Crash
Grays Harbor County, WA (June 24, 2021) – On Monday, a 31-year-old Seattle man was injured in a bicycle crash on State Route 109.
Officers received the crash report at about 11 p.m. near Burrows Road.
Apparently, Seattle man was riding a bicycle on the shoulder of State Route 109.
Just then, a car hit the bicyclist, causing him to separate from the bicycle and land in a ditch.
However, the suspect driver fled the scene after the accident.
A passerby found the bicyclist with non-life-threatening injuries. Rescuers transported him to Community Hospital in Aberdeen.
Meanwhile, the authorities believe the fleeing car sustained damage to the front end and windshield. They said the car should also be missing a passenger side mirror.
Please call 360-473-0300 if you have further details about the incident. Select “Zero” to reach dispatch when calling that numbers.
Since you cannot read the intention of the driver in front of you, don’t tailgate. Maintain some distance between your vehicle and the one ahead in order to give yourself enough response time should the vehicle ahead make a sudden turn or stop.
Prevention Is Always Better Than Cure
While driving is essential for many in order to move about in their lives, it is one of the most dangerous activities performed daily. That is because auto accidents are a major public health threat. Traffic accidents are a leading cause of death for individuals ages 5-64.
Thus it is indeed crucial that everyone drives defensively in order to avoid traffic accidents as much as possible.
Here are some of the things that we can do to practice defensive driving:
Always drive at a controllable speed.
It is also important not to assume you know the other driver’s intention.
Be prepared to positively react to other drivers.
This one, we should never neglect. Yield at intersections, even if you have right of way.
Most importantly, stay focused on the road. Remove all distractions such as mobile phone use, unstrapped toddlers, etc.
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