Seattle, WA (April 3, 2021) - An elderly man was killed in a deadly scooter accident in the Seattle area on Friday, April 2.
Local reports revealed that the fatal crash occurred at the 4500 block of Beach Drive SW at around 3:20 p.m. that afternoon. A vehicle was reportedly stopped on the side of the road when the driver attempted a U-turn. The car collided with a 64-year-old scooter rider who was traveling northbound on the roadway.
Despite life-saving measures from emergency responders, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with local authorities. No charges have been filed at this time.
An investigation into the cause of the deadly collision is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Scooter Accidents in Seattle Washington
Electric scooters have experienced a surge in popularity in recent years and are commonplace in cities throughout the country. Unfortunately, this has resulted in the rate of scooter-related injuries nearly tripling in the past four years. From 2014 to 2018, an estimated 40,000 injuries involving scooter accidents were reported nationwide, raising the scooter injury rate to 19 per 100,000.
Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Washington wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.
At Dore Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Seattle wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Seattle scooter accident.
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