Officials have reported one person injured and the other killed in a motorcycle accident in Rathdrum, Idaho. A Coeur d’Alene man was the driver of the motorcycle accident. He was treated for minor injuries at the scene and released. The passenger of his motorcycle was declared deceased after being transported to a nearby medical center for evaluation of injuries. Witnesses say a pickup truck struck the motorcycle in the intersection. The motorcycle crash is under investigation.
Prevent Motorcycle Accidents by Being Aware of Motorcycles
Prevent a motorcycle accident and potentially save a life by being aware of motorcyclists while driving. Here are some tips to prevent motorcycle accidents:
- Look and listen before making a turn. Almost half of all motorcycle accidents involving a vehicle are caused by the vehicle making a left turn in front of the biker.
- Check your blind spot periodically. It helps to know who is driving around you. This is especially true with motorcyclists since they are smaller. Always check your blind spot especially before changing lanes.
- Leave some extra space in front of you. A good rule of thumb is to leave 4-second space between you and the motorcycle. This will give you enough time to react should an emergency arise.
- Be courteous in bad weather. Motorcycle act differently in bad weather. Leave more space for the biker to be able to navigate properly.
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