A Seattle Police Officer was injured on Thursday in a motorcycle accident in Fremont
As a Seattle accident injury attorney, I have noticed that intersections are one of the locations with the highest risk for an accident. Whether it is a pedestrian, a bicyclist, or the driver of a car, everyone needs to be especially aware of the danger that an intersection can bring. Intersections with low visibility due to obstacles that block the view of the road often create a more serious problem.
A Seattle police officer suffered non-life threatening injuries on Thursday after his motorcycle collided with a car in Fremont. Medics arrived at the scene and transported the officer to Harborview Medical Center. The preliminary investigation revealed that the car stopped at the intersection of 35th and Densmore, and then pulled out into the street when the motorcycle officer, who did not have a stop, hit the rear driver side panel. The driver of the car was not injured in the accident. According to witnesses, visibility may have been a contributing factor to the accident.
I was wondering about the cause of the accident, so I pulled up a Google map of the intersection. It is a four way intersection with two stop signs. It seems as though trees and parked cars severely limit visibility for cars entering the intersection from the stop sign that the car in the accident was stopped at. This accident was an unfortunate event, and luckily nobody was injured. The lesson to be learned from this accident is this; especially in areas with low visibility due to obstacles, always look twice to make sure you are clear before entering an intersection.