Olympia, WA (May 22, 2021) - A fatal accident involving a bicycle and a commercial truck was reported in Olympia on Thursday, May 20.
According to the Thurston County Sheriff’s Office, the deadly crash occurred at the 500 block of 93rd Avenue SE. A cyclist was reportedly traveling on the roadway when they were struck by a semi-truck. Emergency responders were called to the scene to render aid to the injured party.
Despite life-saving measures, the rider was pronounced dead at the scene. It is unknown if any other involved parties sustained injuries. The area was closed for several hours while emergency response units were present.
An ongoing investigation into the fatal bicycle crash is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Deadly Trucking Accidents in Olympia WA
The force of massive trucks traveling at highway speeds is catastrophic, and these vehicles are involved in thousands of fatalities each year. There were 4,119 confirmed deaths resulting from trucking collisions in 2019, and nearly 15% of these deadly crashes involved bicyclists or motorcyclists. The number of fatalities involving semi-truck crashes has increased by nearly 51% since 2009.
Recovering after the loss of a loved one is difficult, and no amount of compensation is enough to ever make up for this loss. Surviving family members are often confused and overwhelmed following a wrongful death, but there are potential avenues for recovery. A Washington wrongful death lawsuit may be an option to aid your family in obtaining financial compensation following an unexpected loss.
Dore Law Group takes the utmost care and attention to pursue all possible avenues to obtain compensation for our clients after suffering the loss of a family member. Our Olympia wrongful death lawyers can support you and your family through this difficult time in order to bring some peace of mind. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you have unfairly lost a family member in a deadly Olympia bicycle accident.
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