Mount Vernon, WA (June 28, 2021) - Two people were injured following a two-vehicle crash in Mount Vernon on Saturday, June 26, leaving a motorcyclist in critical condition.
Local reports indicated that a 60-year-old Marysville man was riding a motorcycle northbound on Lake Cavanaugh at the time of the crash. At around 5:31 p.m., he attempted to pass another motorcycle on the roadway. The 29-year-old Mount Vernon man operating the other motorcycle then turned in front of the other rider, and the two vehicles collided.
The Marysville man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for the treatment of critical injuries. The other rider was hospitalized at Skagit Valley Hospital. Local authorities reported that the cause of the crash was improper lane use.
An ongoing accident investigation is underway, and more details will be provided as it continues.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Seattle WA
While on the road, motorcycles represent a larger risk to their riders. Despite the fact that motorcycle riders have a higher risk of serious injury in a collision, many motorists fail to keep an eye out for them, resulting in disastrous incidents. More than 80% of motorcycle accidents result in death or serious injury, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and riders are 27 times more likely than passengers in passenger vehicles to die in a motorcycle accident. Wearing a helmet reduces the risk of death by roughly 37%, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Every day, motorcyclists are wounded or killed in incidents across Washington, and motorcycle fatalities have been rising across the country, despite a decrease in the overall rate of collisions. Not only are motorcyclists more prone to sustain serious injuries, but most drivers fail to keep an eye out for them on the road, resulting in devastating motorbike collisions throughout the state. Contrary to popular assumption, the majority of motorcycle accidents in Seattle are caused by reckless drivers who fail to share the road with motorcyclists as carefully as they should, and reckless drivers are notorious for creating catastrophic motorcycle accidents.
Dore Law Group's team of Seattle motorcycle accident lawyers will battle to get you appropriate compensation after you've been hurt in a collision, and that starts with filing a personal injury claim to recover lost wages. We can assist you in constructing a compelling claim to recover lost damages as a result of the accident. Our skilled legal team of personal injury lawyers has fought for the legal rights of victims injured in motorcycle accidents in Seattle and their families for many years, and we can put that knowledge to work for you in your personal injury claim.
Contact our offices now at 253-236-3888 to speak with a qualified Seattle motorcycle accident attorney about your case and how we can assist you in recovering from your injuries.
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