Tacoma, WA (July 29, 2021) - On Tuesday, July 27, a motorcyclist was killed after being involved in a collision with another motor vehicle in the Tacoma area.
The fatal crash occurred late that evening at around 8 p.m. near the 6800 block of Lakewood Drive W. Local reports revealed that the driver of a passenger car was attempting to make a left turn at 68th Street W. at the time of impact. It was then that the vehicle entered into the path of an oncoming motorcycle operated by a 46-year-old man.
Emergency responders were called to the scene of the accident. The site was temporarily closed while local authorities were present. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene by attending paramedics. The identities of the involved parties have not been disclosed at this time.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is being managed by local authorities, and additional information will be released as it continues.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in Tacoma WA
On the road, motorcycles represent a larger risk to their riders. More than 80% of motorcycle crashes result in death or serious injury, according to findings from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and riders have a 27 times greater chance than the occupants of passenger cars to die in a collision.
Motorcyclists are more likely to be badly wounded in an accident, and motorcycle collisions account for a disproportionately high number of highway deaths across the country. Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of death by about 37%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
When a loved one loses their life in an unanticipated accident caused by someone else's negligence, family members may face unexpected expenditures and other damages, and recovery can be a challenging process for those dealing with the loss of a family member. After a fatal tragedy, people have an intrinsic desire to grieve, and filing a lawsuit is frequently the last thing on their thoughts.
Working with a competent personal injury lawyer in Tacoma may be a way to improve your likelihood of a satisfactory outcome in a wrongful death lawsuit in Washington.
When a client loses a family member, the Dore Law Group goes the extra mile to ensure that they receive the recompense they need, and our legal team has proved in the past that we can get results. Our attorneys are committed to defending the legal rights of family members who have lost a loved one, and we can assist you in holding the responsible party accountable for their participation in a fatal accident. Our Tacoma wrongful death lawyers can help you and your family get through this terrible time by ensuring that the responsible person is held accountable, which starts with legal action against them or their insurance provider.
If you have lost a loved one in a deadly motorcycle accident, call a Tacoma motorcycle crash attorney straight away at 253-236-3888.
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.