Seattle, WA (April 12, 2021) - On Sunday night, April 11, the rider of a bicycle was killed after being hit by a motor vehicle in the Seattle area.
According to local sources, the deadly accident occurred near Seward Park at around 7 p.m. that evening. The 63-year-old cyclist was traveling northbound on Seward Park Avenue when he was struck near Wilson Avenue S. First responders were present and performed CPR on the injured bicyclist.
The injured rider was transported to Harborview Medical Center in critical condition. He was later pronounced dead. The driver fled the scene, and the involved vehicle was described as a silver Nissan Sentra with a broken windshield.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly crash is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Seattle Washington
Washington state residents routinely travel on foot or on a bike. In fact, nearly 30% of the state’s population does not drive, meaning that cycling is more than just a form of recreation. An estimated 18.6% of traffic fatalities from 2013 to 2017 involved pedestrians or cyclists, and the number of serious injuries and fatalities related to cycling accidents has increased dramatically. In Washington, roughly 70% of deadly bicycle accidents involved speeds greater than 30 miles per hour.
A wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another person. There are many potential situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Washington, including a car accident, medical malpractice, or even nursing home negligence. Washington state law allows a victim’s family or estate to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages resulting from the loss of a loved one.
If you believe that your loved one’s death may have been caused by another person’s negligence, you need to consult with an experienced Seattle wrongful death attorney. Dore Law Group will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process, and our years of experience mean we can help you construct a strong case. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Washington bicycle accident.
Note: Our law firm uses secondary sources to create this post. These outside sources include but are not limited to local news media outlets, local police reports, state police bulletins, social media outlets, and eyewitness accounts about serious accidents that take place in Kent, Tacoma, and Seattle. We do not verify all of the facts surrounding each accident, therefore, if you locate any information that is not correct, let us know, and we will correct our post to reflect the most accurate information available.Disclaimer: The Dore Law Group has taken pride in providing high-quality legal representation for our clients. We write these posts to bring awareness to our fellow Washingtonians about the dangers associated with driving. We want to provide basic information about what to do if you happen to be involved in an accident. We want to remind drivers to slow down and use an abundance of caution when operating a motor vehicle. This post is not intended to be a solicitation for business. None of the information provided in this post is intended to be legal or medical advice. The picture used in this post was not taken at this accident scene.