A motorcycle rider was injured in an accident Saturday. It happened on state Route 512. And the driver in the passenger vehicle involved in the crash fled the scene.
According to a series of news reports, the driver behind the wheel of a four-door car hit the motorcycle rider. The rider was then thrown from the bike into the median. The afternoon collision is under investigation.
Officials say that the rider’s injuries were not life-threatening. Still, police are looking for any information that can help them catch the driver.
The Puyallup accident reminds us that hit-and-run crashes are still too common.
There are several factors often connected to the epidemic. Distracted driving is one of them.
Drivers are often so oblivious of the road and their surroundings that they will often ignore they hit someone else. While many of these accidents are minor, others are more serious.
Drunk driving is yet another factor.
Accidents happen often because of intoxicated driving. Making the act a very common factor. And unfortunately, many drivers believe they are immune. They wrongly think that their experience and expertise are enough to keep them safe. But the reality is that even veteran drivers will be involved in crashes if they are intoxicated.
We hope drivers understand that neither of these two factors are acceptable behavior. So much so that they are also against state law.
If you’re a driver and you’re serious about your safety and the safety of your loved ones, act accordingly.
For more on the car versus motorcycle accident, follow this link.
We hope the rider is able to recover in full and quickly. We also hope that authorities are doing all in their power to find the driver involved in this accident. Drivers will commit the same mistake again if they do not take responsibility for their actions.