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Washington police warn that speed and accidents are both up

| May 22, 2020 | Car Accidents |

The weather is getting warmer, and the police in Washington are concerned. They have noticed an uptick in both speeding and traffic accidents — a potentially deadly combination.

For instance, the state has seen 17 fatal motorcycle crashes this year. A full dozen of them happened in April.

Speeding is also on the rise. Officers warned that some drivers were really “opening it up” on their bikes, enjoying the open road perhaps a little too much.

But that’s not to blame only motorcyclists. They also said that they clocked a car going a staggering 192 miles per hour. That’s faster than most people will ever drive in their lives, and it’s fast enough that a driver in a car going that speed would have almost no reaction time to an unexpected event in front of them.

Could that event just be a motorcyclist stopping in the road? One 56-year-old man was riding his motorcycle when a vehicle slammed into the back of it. He was killed in the crash. The driver, 40, attempted to run, but police stopped him after a mile. While there is no note of how fast he was going, the authorities think he was driving under the influence of narcotics.

As you can see, there are a multitude of serious issues on Washington’s roads right now. Anyone who decides to drive puts themselves at risk. If you get injured in an accident, or if a loved one passes away, you may want to look into the legal options you have to seek financial compensation for your losses.

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