Olympia, WA (May 25, 2021) - Local authorities have released the name of the cyclist who was killed after being hit by a semi-truck in Olympia on Wednesday, May 19.
The fatal crash occurred at the 500 block of 93rd Avenue SE at around 4 p.m. that afternoon. Local sources revealed that 42-year-old Gregory Kellogg was riding a bike on the roadway at the time of the deadly accident. Kellogg was reportedly struck by a semi-tractor-trailer.
Emergency responders were on the scene to provide aid to the injured victim. Despite life-saving measures from paramedics, Kellogg succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the truck showed no signs of impairment and cooperated with responding officials.
An ongoing investigation into the collision is underway.
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Gregory Kellogg at this time.
Fatal Trucking Accidents in Olympia WA
The risk of sustaining life-threatening injuries is increased when an accident involves a large commercial truck. Each year, there are more than 500,000 semi-truck collisions reported in the United States, contributing to thousands of fatalities. There were 4,119 people killed in trucking accidents in 2019, with nearly 15% of these deaths involving pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.
A family member may be able to seek a wrongful death lawsuit when a loved one has died due to the negligent behavior of another party. There are several situations that may warrant a wrongful death suit in Washington, such as a bicycle crash, medical malpractice, or trucking accident. Under the law, a deceased victim’s family or estate is allowed to recover compensation in the event of a wrongful death in order to recover from damages associated with the accident.
If you believe that your family member’s death may have been the result of the negligent actions of another person, you need to contact an experienced Seattle wrongful death attorney. At Dore Law Group, our legal team will make sure that your interests and legal rights are protected through every step of the legal process. Our years of experience mean we know how to construct a strong case in your favor. Contact our offices today at 253-236-3888 if you’ve lost a loved one in a deadly Washington truck accident.
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