Belfair, WA (May 2, 2021) - On Wednesday, April 28, a motorcyclist was injured after being involved in a collision in the Belfair area.
Initial reports revealed that the accident occurred on WA-3 at around 3 p.m. that afternoon. According to local authorities, 50-year-old Steven Covert was exiting a driveway on the roadway while a motorcyclist was traveling northbound. Covert’s pickup truck collided with the rider, identified as 27-year-old Kyle Eaton of Lakebay.
Eaton sustained injuries in the impact and was transported by emergency responders to Harrison Silverdale Hospital. None of the occupants of the pickup were injured following the incident. Covert was cited for failure to yield the right of way.
An ongoing investigation into the cause of the crash is underway.
Our thoughts are with Kyle Eaton and his family at this time. We hope for a full recovery.
Motorcycle Accidents in Seattle
Riding a motorcycle is a feeling like no other, but riders are vulnerable to being severely injured in a motor vehicle crash. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, an estimated 80% of motorcycle collisions end in death or injury. Motorcyclists are almost 27 times more likely to sustain fatal injuries in a traffic accident. Thousands of people are killed annually in motorcycle crashes nationwide.
Motorcyclists are injured or killed in collisions across Washington each day, and motorcycle fatalities have been increasing across the United States, while the overall rate of collisions has been on the decline. Not only are motorcyclists more likely to suffer severe injuries, but most drivers fail to look out for motorcyclists that share the road, resulting in devastating motorcycle collisions across the state. In fact, contrary to popular belief, the majority of motorcycle crashes in Seattle are caused by the actions of reckless drivers who fail to safely share the roadway with motorcyclists as they should.
The team of motorcycle crash attorneys in Seattle at Dore Law Group will fight to ensure that you obtain fair compensation after being injured in a collision. We will help you construct a strong claim in order to recover lost damages resulting from the accident. For many years, our experienced legal team of personal injury lawyers has stood up for the legal rights of victims injured in motorcycle accidents in Seattle and their families after terrible accidents, and our years of experience can be put to work on your personal injury claim. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 to discuss your case with a qualified motorcyclist crash attorney in Albuquerque and to see how we can help you recover from your injuries.
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