Severed Leg Caused By Silverdale, WA Bike CrashPosted on Jun 14, 2010
The rider was not able to make the left turn and skidded off the highway, flew over a ditch and jumped over Lyre River Road. During the motorcycle accident the man's right leg hit a stop sign and was severed below the knee. He and the bike continued to fly and hit several trees before coming to a stop. The man was in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center following the accident.
There were a little over 80 deaths last year from Washington motorcycle accidents. Nearly half of those were a result of single vehicle accidents. Additionally, half of the deaths involved excessive speed. Put the two together and you get a recipe for disaster. This young man is lucky to have survived the accident.
Sport bikes are a blast to ride fast. But there is a time and place to do it. On the open highway is not one of them. If you want to go fast and test your limits please do it at a race track. Tracks open up to the public from time to time, check with your local bike shop or motorcycle rider club for the track nearest you.