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Gig Harbor firefighters find bike, motorcycle on losing end of accidents

How to drive safely around pedestrians and bicyclists

By law, people on bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as people behind the wheel of a vehicle. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how to drive safely around pedestrians and bicyclists.
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By law, people on bicycles have the same rights and responsibilities as people behind the wheel of a vehicle. Here are some tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on how to drive safely around pedestrians and bicyclists.

Total Reports: 118

Fire: 1

EMS/Rescue: 95

Other: 22

Aug. 30: Kitchen fire — Firefighters responded to a neighborhood in the 11900 block of Peacock Hill Ave. for a kitchen fire. All occupants were safely evacuated, and crews made quick work of the fire. The Pierce County Fire Marshal arrived to conduct the investigation.

Sept. 1 : Car vs. motorcycle — Gig Harbor Fire & Medic One was called to the scene of a car vs. motorcycle accident in downtown Gig Harbor. Crews arrived to find a motorcycle down with heavy damage and a car with moderate damage on Soundview Drive. Both drivers were assessed and treated by medics. One patient was transported for further evaluation and treatment.

Sept. 1: Highway Accident — Medics arrived to the 13200 block of State Route 16 to find one car on the shoulder of the roadway with minor to moderate damage to the front end. It was reported that another involved vehicle, a semi-truck, had left the scene. The patient was evaluated and transported. Washington State Patrol was conducting an investigation of the accident.

Sept. 2: Car vs. bicycle — Medics and firefighters responded to reports of a car vs. cyclist accident on Olympic Drive around Hollycroft. . Gig Harbor Police Department arrived to investigate as the patient was being evaluated and treated. The cyclist was not seriously injured.

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