Lynnwood, WA (July 2, 2021) - On Tuesday, June 29, an Edmonds Man was left with critical injuries after being involved in a motorcycle accident in the Lynnwood area.
The incident occurred that evening near the time of 10 p.m. according to the Lynnwood Police Department. Local reports indicated that a 51-year-old Shoreline man was traveling south on Highway 99 in a Dodge Caravan at the time of the crash. The man attempted to make a left turn onto 52nd Avenue, hitting a 21-year-old Edmonds man on a motorcycle.
The Shoreline man was taken into custody under suspicion of driving under the influence. The injured motorcyclist was transported to Harborview Medical Center for the treatment of critical injuries. The injured party is currently listed in stable condition.
No other injuries were reported. An ongoing crash investigation is being managed by local officials.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Seattle WA
Motorcycles put their riders at increased risk while on the road. Despite the knowledge that motorcycle riders have a greater chance of sustaining a serious injury in a collision, many motorists fail to look out for them, resulting in tragic accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury, and riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in passenger vehicles to die in a motorbike accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, wearing a helmet reduces the chance of fatality by about 37%.
Every day, motorcyclists are injured or killed in accidents across Washington, and motorcycle fatalities have been on the rise across the country, despite a drop in overall collision rates. Motorcyclists are not only more likely to experience catastrophic injuries, but most drivers fail to look out for them on the road, resulting in devastating motorcycle incidents across the state. Contrary to popular belief, reckless drivers who fail to share the road with motorcyclists as carefully as they should cause the majority of motorcycle accidents in Seattle, and reckless drivers are known for causing catastrophic crashes.
After you have been injured in a motorcycle accident, Dore Law Group's team of Seattle motorcycle accident lawyers will fight to get you the compensation you deserve, which begins with filing a personal injury claim to recover lost wages. We can help you put together a strong claim to recover lost damages as a result of the accident. For many years, our professional legal team of personal injury lawyers has fought for the legal rights of victims and their families wounded in motorcycle accidents in Seattle, and we can put that experience to work for you in your personal injury claim.
To talk with a qualified Seattle motorcycle accident attorney about your case and how we can help you recover from your injuries, call 253-236-3888 right now.
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.