Seattle, WA (July 14, 2021) - A man riding a moped was injured after being hit by another vehicle in the Seattle area on Tuesday evening, July 13.
Near the intersection of Glenn Way and 45th Avenue, the accident took place. Emergency responders were notified of the incident at around 10:02 p.m. that night. The 46-year-old rider was reportedly struck by a driver who fled the scene.
The injured party was conscious when paramedics arrived. He was taken to a local hospital for the treatment of sustained injuries, including a possible fracture. The suspect vehicle is reported to have sustained significant damage to the front bumper, causing it to drag underneath the car.
No further updates have been provided at this time. An ongoing investigation into the accident 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
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury, and riders are 27 times more likely to suffer fatal injuries in a crash than those traveling in passenger automobiles. Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of death by about 37%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. On the road, motorcycles represent a larger risk to their riders. Motorcyclists are more likely to be badly wounded in an accident, and motorcycle accidents are over-represented in national roadway fatalities.
Motorbike riders are not only more prone to suffer catastrophic injuries, but most drivers fail to keep an eye out for them on the road, resulting in fatal motorcycle accidents throughout the state of Washington. Daily, motorcyclists are wounded or killed in accidents across Washington, and despite a reduction in overall traffic fatalities, motorcycle deaths are on the rise across the country. Contrary to popular opinion, reckless drivers who fail to share the road with motorcyclists as responsibly as they should are liable for a significant number of motorcycle accidents in Seattle, and dangerous drivers are notorious for causing severe motorcycle accidents.
Dore Law Group's experienced legal team of personal injury attorneys has fought for the legal rights of victims and their families affected by motorcycle accidents in Seattle for many years, and we can use that expertise to help you with your personal injury claim. Dore Law Group's team of Seattle motorcycle accident attorneys will battle to get you the compensation you deserve if you've been hurt in a motorcycle accident, starting with filing a personal injury claim to recover lost income. We can assist you in putting together a solid claim to recover lost damages as a result of the accident.
Call 253-236-3888 right now to speak with a knowledgeable Seattle motorcycle accident lawyer about your case and how we can assist you in recovering from your injuries.
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.