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Seattle Motorcycle Accident Leaves Rider Critically Injured

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 12, 2012

A Seattle motorcyclist was critically injured in a crash on Dexter Avenue recently, according to an article in The Seattle Times.

The man was riding on Dexter Avenue near Aloha Street when the accident occurred, say investigators. His motorcycle collided with a Mazda sportscar; the force of the crash threw the bike’s rider to the pavement. The motorcycle crashed into a nearby parked car.

The motorcyclist was rushed to a nearby hospital for treatment of his injuries, and he remains there in critical condition. Three passengers in the sports car were also treated for injuries, but they did not suffer life-threatening harm and are expected to recover.

Motorcycle accident deaths in Washington have been dropping in recent years, according to the Washington State Traffic Commission (WTSC). In 2010, 69 motorcyclists lost their lives in accidents in the state. Over 95 percent of these deaths were suffered by motorcycle drivers; the rest were suffered by passengers on motorcycles at the time of the crash.

About one in every four motorcycle crash deaths in Washington each year takes place within a city. City streets pose a number of hazards that are less common in rural areas, like intersections and blocked views due to parked cars. When drivers fail to take care to watch for motorcycles, deadly crashes can result.

At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., an experienced Seattle motorcycle accident attorney can help you investigate your crash and get the compensation you need. For a free, confidential consultation, call us today at (888) 228-3860.

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