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Thurston Co, WA - Cyclist Fatally Hit at WA-8 & Summit Lake Rd

Thurston Co, WA (June 6, 2021) - On Wednesday, June 2, a bicyclist was killed in a vehicle collision in Thurston County.

According to the Washington State Police, the deadly accident occurred at around 11:24 a.m. that morning. The rider was traveling on WA-8 when he was hit by a motor vehicle at Summit Lake Road, east of Grays Harbor. The 78-year-old Olympia man was cycling eastbound on the highway when he entered the left lane in order to make a turn.

A 50-year-old Bellingham man driving a 2012 Toyota Camry struck the rider. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured victim. Despite lifesaving measures, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

No further updates on the fatal crash have been provided at this time.

We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Deadly Bicycle Accidents in Tacoma

bike lane signBicycle accidents account for nearly 2% of motor vehicle fatalities each year. The rate of fatal bicycle crashes involving riders aged 20 years and older has nearly tripled since 1975. There were 843 confirmed cycling fatalities nationwide in 2019, and after reaching an all-time low in 2010, deadly bicycle crashes have increased by nearly 36%.

Family members are often left reeling after a loved one’s life is tragically cut short due to the negligence of another, and recovering can be a difficult battle for surviving family members who are left to pick up the pieces. It is only natural to want to grieve, and pursuing a lawsuit is usually the least of their concerns. However, a Washington wrongful death lawsuit can potentially help your family recover financial compensation resulting from your devastating loss.

At Dore Law Group, we take the utmost care and deliberation to do everything possible to obtain compensation for our clients after they have suffered the loss of a dear family member. Our Tacoma wrongful death attorneys can support your family through this difficult time and bring you some peace of mind while making sure that the at-fault party is held responsible. Contact our offices today at (253) 236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Tacoma bicycle 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.
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