Two injured in Highway 112 motorcycle accident when car crosses centerline

A 51-year-old Port Angeles man was critically injured in a motorcycle accident when a Saturn driven by a 40-year-old Port Angeles man crossed the centerline on State Route 112 and hit his motorcycle head-on.

The motorcyclist was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with head, wrist and internal injuries.

The car-motorcycle accident occurred on State Route 112 approximately west of Port Angeles in Clallam County around 5:30pm on Friday evening. The Saturn was headed westbound when the driver swerved into the eastbound lane near Nordstrom Road.

The driver of the Saturn was taken to Olympic Medical Center in Port Angeles with head, neck and rib injuries.

Tacoma’s The New Tribune reported that the Washington State Patrol said neither drugs or alcohol were involved but that charges are pending against the Saturn’s driver. The article did not say what charges were pending.

Head injury is a serious injury and often fatal injury to motorcyclists. Helmets are 37% percent in preventing motorcycle deaths and approximately 67 percent effective in preventing traumatic brain injury according to significantly effective in preventing deaths according to a DOT report “Motorcycle helmet effectiveness revisited.”

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents and the family of those killed. We help motorcycle accident victims obtain civil justice.

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