A 40-year-old woman was critically injured when the motorcycle she was riding on collided with a deer on State Route 16 west of Burley Olalla Road reports the Port Orchard Independent.
According to a report in the Port Orchard Independent, the woman was riding behind a 50-year-old man who was driving when the motorcycle collided with a deer that jumped in front of them. The woman was thrown from the motorcycle.
The man driving the motorcycle suffered only minor injuries in the accident.
Earlier this month, a Washington State Patrol motorcycle trooper was injured when his motorcycle collided with a deer.
Motorcyclists are at the most risk in collisions with deer. When cars hit deer, there is about a 2% fatality rate. However in motorcycle v. deer accidents, in 85% of the cases a human is killed.
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 motor vehicle accidents and the family of those killed. With our help, you may recover compensation for your damages.
Read the Defenders of Wildlife Tip Sheet on avoiding collisions with wildlife.