Spanaway, WA (April 26, 2021) - A two-vehicle collision on Sunday, April 25, in Pierce County left one dead and another injured.
According to local reports, the deadly crash occurred at the crossing of WA-7 and 268th Street E. Emergency responders were called to the site of a fatal accident involving a motorcycle and another vehicle. The driver collided with the rider soon after entering the intersection.
The motorcyclist sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead by first responders. The 30-year-old man driving the vehicle was hospitalized in critical condition. The driver was later taken into custody for driving under the influence.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the deadly accident is underway.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family in hopes of a full recovery.
Deadly Motorcycle Accidents in Washington State
Motorcyclists are more exposed to the dangers of the road than those riding in passenger cars. There is little protecting the rider from the full impact of a serious crash, increasing the risk of being fatally injured. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 80% of motorcycle crashes end in death or injury, and riders are nearly 27 times more likely to be killed in the event of a traffic accident.
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 motorcycle 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.