Scene in Edmonds: Motorcyclist injured in 9th and Main crash

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Accident occurred at 6:20 pm. Motorcycle was about 3/4 of the way through the intersection when hit by the car. Shane didn't have direction of travel, but from my observations it was clear that the motorcyclist was traveling south on 9th, and the car was going east on Main. The motorcyclist suffered only an ankle injury and was taken to Swedish/Edmonds. Shane didn't say anything about the driver of the car, but I saw her at the scene...woman approximately 30 years old, no apparent injuries. You can see her in some of the photos sitting on the curb texting.
A motorcyclist was taken to Swedish Edmonds for treatment of an ankle injury following this collision with a car at the intersection of 9th and Main at 6:20 pm. Thursday. According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley, the motorcycle was about three-fourths of the way through the intersection when it was hit by the car. (Top photo by a passerby who wanted to remain anonymous; the remaining photos by Larry Vogel)
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Police and emergency crews at the scene.
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The motorcycle being loaded for transport.

3 COMMENTS

  1. Based on my brief experience riding while in school, motorcyclists’ best chance of survival is to imagine they are invisible to car drivers. This is true even when they think they have made eye contact with the car driver. Luckily for my brother and me, the motorcycle we rode quit and we didn’t have enough money to fix it.

  2. Many motorcyclists are tempted not to wear all their heavy protective gear while riding short distances in hot weather. The mantra is ATGATT: All the gear all the time.

    The pavement at the end of the driveway is just as hard as the pavement on the other side of town or the other side of the country.

    • Helmet above all! When I worked at Harborview Medical Center many years ago the head ER nurse told me to encourage anyone I know who’s riding or considering riding a motorcycle to come and talk with her.

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