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Joseph Heitman, 25, of Cle Elum, was killed in a Cle Elum-area snowmobile accident on Saturday and his passenger, Karla Vicente, 19, of Ellensburg was critically injured.

The Yakima Herald.com reports that the snowmobile accident occurred on McElroy Road late Saturday. Heitman was driving his 2003 Polaris at a high rate of speed when he collided with the elk
A passerby called firefighters and attempted to revive Heitman but he succumbed to his injuries.

Vicente was taken to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment of her injuries.

Motorcyclists and snowmobilers are most at risk in deer or elk collisions. When cars collide with wildlife, in only 2% of the cases there is a fatality to the driver. However, in 85% of motorcycle-wildlife collisions, the driver is killed.

In October, November and December, motorists are at the highest risk of collisions with deer and other wildlife because of wildlife migration. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety reports that insurance claims for collisions with wildlife are at their highest in November.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motor vehicle accidents including snowmobile accidents and the family of those killed.

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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is one of the major causes of accidental death and disability in the United States. Causes of TBI can include falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries and violence.

Because brain injuries are so devastating, there is a great effort in creating technologies to prevent and protect from these injuries. Seat belts, motorcycle and bicycle helmets are an example of technologies that have reduced the incidence of severe injury.

Causes of TBI

Peter Lenz, 13, of Vancouver, Washington, was killed on Sunday in a motorcycle accident at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The Seattle Times reports Lenz was riding a warm-up lap before a race he was entering when he fell off his motorcycle and was hit by another motorcyclist.

Lenz suffered “traumatic injuries” in the accident and was pronounced dead three hours later.

Magdaleno G. Vela, 74, of Wapato, was injured in a motorcycle accident when he was rear-ended by a Mazda Protégé whose driver then left the accident scene.

Vela was thrown from his motorcycle in the accident and was taken to Yakima Regional Medical Center, treated and released.

The motorcycle accident occurred on U.S. Highway 97, north of Toppenish, around 8:50pm reports the Yakima Herald.com.

Joseph L. Royer, 67, of Comox, BC, was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle after he was rear-ended in a motorcycle accident while riding his Harley Davidson Motorcycle in Omak. Royer suffered multiple fractures in the accident.

According to a report in The Wenatchee World, Royer was riding his motorcycle on Highway 97 around 8:15pm when he was hit by a Volkswagen Jetta driven by Jerry L. Branter, 23, of Okanogan. The report said that Branter was speeding and was attempting to pass another vehicle when he hit Royer.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents due to the negligence of others. We will aggressively pursue compensation for your damages on your behalf.

Recovering from a brain injury or illness is never a straight line and there are often setbacks along the way. Brain injuries or illness are often catastrophic events to the sufferers.

Brain injuries can be caused by illness or disease including infection, hemorrhages, tumors and strokes. Brain trauma due to car accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, sports injury or a hit in the head can also cause a severe injury which require a lengthy recovery.

Often times it takes a long time to diagnose a brain injury and physicians and therapists often find it difficult to predict the outcome. Brain injury victims often plateau during their recovery and often experience setbacks. Man victims never fully recover from their injury or illness.

Kenneth C. Owens, 55, of Redmond, Washington was killed in a motorcycle accident near Othello on Wednesday afternoon. His father, Robert E. Owens, 76, also of Redmond, was listed in critical condition with hand and internal injuries at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.

According to a report in the Yakima Herald.com, John Mosley, 61, of Cle Elum, crossed the centerline line on State Route 17 around 2:15pm and hit the motorcycles driven by the Owens’. Another motorcycle rider, Michael Willard, 73, of Freeland, was not injured but his motorcycle was damaged by flying debris.

Police are investigating the cause of the motor vehicle accident but they do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

Michael G. Vicente, 26, of Fife, suffered a shoulder injury when he was involved in a motorcycle accident in Cle Elum.

According to the Yakima Herald.com, Vicente was traveling southbound on Oak Street, the Interstate 90 overpass, when he crossed the centerline and hit the guardrail.

Vicente was taken to Emergent Care in Cle Elum for treatment.

Jason Patrick Largen, 40, suffered facial, hand and arm lacerations in a motorcycle accident near Chehalis on Friday night.

According to a report published in Tacoma’s The News Tribune, Largen lost control of a50 cc motorbike on Coulson Road near Koontz Road around 6:45pm.

Largen faces charges of driving under the influence. In Washington state, a blood alcohol content (BAC) of 0.08% is the standard for driving under the influence (DUI).

Mark Hammonds, 55, of Federal Way was killed Wednesday night in a motorcycle accident on I-705 in Tacoma reports The News Tribune.

According to the report, Hammonds was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson north on I-705 when he crashed into a concrete barrier at the 15th street exit.

This information is provided by Seattle Car Accident Lawyer blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in motorcycle accidents and the family of those killed.