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Bad motorcycle wreck on Belmont

A motorcyclist was severely injured in a three vehicle accident at the intersection of Belmont and Bellevue Pl this afternoon. Eyewitnesses report the female rider had a badly injured leg as a result of the crash with a Toyota Prius and a 1974 Ford Maverick. At the time of the accident, late afternoon sun made visibility low at the intersection and, eyewitnesses said, may have contributed to the crash.

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8 thoughts on “Bad motorcycle wreck on Belmont

  1. The Prius was crossing the intersection from the east and did not see the motorcyclist coming up the hill. Motorcyclist was hit and flipped over onto the pavement. Her left leg was pretty mangled, but she was conscious at the scene and thankfully should be okay.

  2. Police department added an item to their ‘blotter’ blog about the incident:
    http://spdblotter.seattle.gov/2009/03/07/serious-motorcyclev

    On March 6th, at approximately 4:02 P.M., a motorcycle ridden by a 27-year old female, was traveling eastbound on Belmont Avenue East approaching Bellevue Place East.

    A Toyota Sedan that was stopped at a stop sign facing southbound on Bellevue Pl E, drove across the intersection and struck the motorcyclist. The motorcycle was then pushed into a Ford that was stopped facing northbound at a stopped stop sign.

    SFD responded to the scene and transported the motorcyclist to HMC for serious injuries that she sustained from the collision.

    Seattle Police Traffic Collision Investigation Squad responded to the scene and will conduct their investigation.

  3. Has anyone heard how the motorcycle rider is doing since the accident? I am the witness that was driving the 1975 (correction) Ford Maverick that the motorcycle struck after being hit by the Prius. After holding her hand while she screamed, waiting for the EMTs to show up, I am clearly concerned about how she is doing since the accident. If anyone knows anything, I would really like to hear if she’s going to be okay.

  4. Her condition will have to come from her or friends and family. I’ll see what I can find out but most likely source of info is if somebody who knows reads this and leaves a comment.

  5. Thanks for being kind and holding the injured motorcyclist’s hand. I came by the accident after it happened, but I saw the bike. As a fellow motorcyclist (and human), it’s reassuring to know that people like you exist in the world and are willing to help comfort someone when s/he most needs it. Thank you.

  6. My friend had a bad motorcycle accident about 15 years ago and nearly lost her leg. The initial pain and recovery is bad enough, but living with it can be a curse. The victim has my sympathies.

  7. I am the survivor of the motorcycle accident. I have little else to do in my hospital bed than browse the internet so tonight I decided to browse and see if I could find anything about the accident and this is what came up. Thank you all for your concern and for photos of the scene. I’m still in shock when I think about the injuries I have sustained.

    I am still here in the hospital. Surgeons were able to save my leg and I have undergone 8 surgeries to fix bones and for grafting. My condition improves daily but I’m still in a great amount of pain. I don’t know how much longer I’ll be here. I have yet to get out of bed.

    My bike was brand new. I had bout it on Tuesday the 3rd but because of weather conditions thought it would be safer to bring it home on Wednesday the 4th when it wasn’t raining. Friday the 6th was the first day I actually got a chance to ride it. It was chilly but sunny. The irony kills me. As a correction, my bike was a 2008 Kawasaki Vulcan 1500.

    My many thanks go out to everyone who was there to help and the poor lady who held my hand while I screamed. I didn’t know any other way to cope with the pain and knowledge that I had lost my leg (when I first looked down my leg I didn’t see anything past my knee). Thank you all again. I’ll bookmark and try to check back again.