Seattle, WA (March 25, 2021) - A cyclist in Seattle was killed after being involved in a motor vehicle collision on Wednesday, March 24.
According to the Seattle Police Department, the deadly accident occurred at the corner of Corson Avenue S. and S. Michigan Street in the Georgetown area. Local reports revealed that a semi-truck had hit a cyclist as the rider was making a turn at the intersection. The area was closed for some time while investigators and paramedics were present.
The rider of the bike sustained critical injuries and was later pronounced dead. The identity of the deceased party has not been revealed at this time. No charges have been filed in relation to the fatal crash.
Local law enforcement officials are investigating the cause of the accident 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 Seattle
Cycling has experienced growing popularity in recent years, and there are tens of thousands in the city of Seattle alone. While a bike can be a great way to get around, riders are exposed to serious dangers while out on the road. A total of 818 people were killed in bicycle accidents nationwide in 2015, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That marks a nearly 6% increase in cycling fatalities from the previous year.
No matter if you live in a big city or a rural area, you are going to share the road with pedestrians and cyclists from time to time, and drivers on Seattle roadways owe a duty to all roadway travelers, including traveling on foot. Many state residents in Washington walk to restaurants, go for a jog, or just want to enjoy a beautiful day on their bike. As a pedestrian, you have legal rights, and if a loved one is struck by another vehicle and suffers fatal injuries, you may be entitled to compensation with the help of a qualified Seattle personal injury lawyer.
If a family member has been killed in a Seattle bicycle accident, you need to consult an experienced Washington wrongful death attorney immediately. The legal team at Dore Law Group will examine copies of your medical records, accident reports, and other pieces of evidence to build your case. We have helped many accident victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve following a deadly pedestrian crash. Give us a call at 253-236-3888 to discuss your Washington personal injury case today.
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