A 15-year-old dirt bike rider was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with head injuries and two broken arms after a motorcycle accident. According to the Skagit Valley Herald, the teenager, followed by his parents, was riding down a logging-style road about 3-1/2 miles from Lake Cavanaugh Road when he collided head-on with Andrew Nakao, 23, of Everett. The teen apparently hit his head on impact. His condition is unknown at this time.
State patrol Trooper Keith Leary said that the teen was riding down the road around 25 mph as Nakao rode his bike uphill at around 60mph. Nakao apparently cut across a blind corner and the two bikes collided. The speed limit for the state managed off-road area is 25mph.
Nakao was also taken to Harborview and was in satisfactory condition with a broken right femur and wrist. He was cited for negligent driving. Negligent driving can be charged if a person fails to exercise ordinary care and endangers any person or property. First degree negligent driving involves the use of alcohol or drugs while second degree does not.
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