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Seattle Police Officer Injured in Motorcycle Crash

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on November 26, 2013

Seattle Motorcycle AccidentA Seattle police motorcycle officer was seriously injured in a motorcycle crash involving another vehicle. According to a KOMO news report, the collision occurred near the intersection of Occidental Avenue South and South Lander Street. Police say traffic was stopped on Lander for a train crossing and some cars began making a U-turn rather than waiting for the train to finish crossing.

One driver in an SUV, while making a U-turn, failed to see the motorcycle officer and crashed into him. Another person, who was in the car behind that driver, rushed into action and used the police officer’s radio to get help. The 57-year-old officer was transported to Harborview Medical Center where he has been listed in serious but stable condition. He suffered broken bones. No charges or citations were reported.

Broken bones or fractures are common consequences of motorcycle accidents. There are different types of fractures and the severity of a fracture depends on its location and the damage done to the bone and tissue near it. Serious fractures can have dangerous complications if they are not treated properly. Possible complications include damage to blood vessels or nerves and bone infection.

The time taken to recuperate from a fracture depends on the age and health of the victim and the type of fracture. For example, a minor fracture in a teen may heal in a few weeks. But a serious type of fracture in an older person may take months of treatment and rehabilitative care such as physical therapy.

Anyone who has suffered serious injuries in a Seattle motorcycle accident would be well advised to seek the counsel of an experienced personal injury lawyer who will help him or her obtain fair compensation for the injuries and damages sustained. In such cases, injured victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost wages, hospitalization, physical therapy costs, and pain and suffering.

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