The Wenatchee World reports that Michael W. Sorensen , age 21 of SeaTac, and Joseph A.W. Sorensen, age 26 of Tukwila, both suffered injuries in a motorcycle accident on Highway 2 just west of Leavenworth on Sunday morning.
According to the report, the motorcycle accident occurred when a pickup truck, driven by Ramiro Botello-Botello, age 43 of Cashmere, stopped abruptly for backed up traffic. Michael Sorensen injured his knees when his 2007 Suzuki motorcycle hit the pickup. Joseph Sorensen suffered injuries to his right shoulder blade, knee and elbow when he swerved to avoid hitting the pickup and lost control of his 2008 Suzuki motorcycle. Both men were taken to Cascade Medical Center in Leavenworth for treatment.
Both Michael and Joseph Sorensen were cited for following too closely. Washington State Statutesays that the primary duty of avoiding a collision rests upon the following driver. The following driver should not follow another vehicle more closely than is reasonable and prudent and must regard speed and traffic on the road and maintain as much distance as required to make an emergency stop.
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