KPD gives motorcycle safety advice after DUI collision Friday night

Image courtesy of Kennewick Police Department.

KENNEWICK, Wash. – The Kennewick Police Department (KPD) wants to provide some safety tips for riding motorcycles after an accident Friday night.

On March 25 at around 5:30 p.m., the KPD was sent into a motorcycle crash into a pickup truck near West 10th Avenue and Olympia Avenue.

The motorcycle driver was later transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time, as required by state law. In addition, the driver of the motorcycle was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

KPD would like to remind everyone, whether you ride 2 or 4 wheels, of some important safety tips as the weather warms and more motorcycles hit the road.

Drivers and motorcyclists must be alert while driving. KPD would also like to remind motorcyclists to use Ministry of Transport compliant motorcycle helmets and to always ride sober.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a total of 5,579 motorcyclists were killed in traffic collisions in 2020; an 11% increase since 2019.

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