The Wenatchee World Online
reported that a Creston, Washington,
man was upgraded to stable condition after a serious motorcycle accident in Leavenworth, WA,
left him with a head injury
on October 18.
The man, Steven Holzapple, was thrown from his 1978 Harley-Davidson FXE motorcycle
due to mechanical failure, according to a Washington State Patrol
spokesperson, trooper Rich Magnussen. The incident took place on Highway 2
. Investigators determined in the wake of the accident that either the engine or transmission failed, causing the rider to lose control of his bike.
The head injury may have been less severe had Holzapple been wearing a helmet
that met federal safety standards, however, the helmet probably helped save him from a more serious injury or even death. He was first transported to Central Washington Hospital
and then transported to Harborview Medical Center
by helicopter due to the seriousness of his head injuries.
Category: Motorcyle Accidents
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