wa motorcyclist fatalities
A week after the Skagit Bridge collapse, a 38-year-old Washington State Patrol trooper was killed when a box truck struck his motorcycle along the I-5 detour route at Fir Island Road and Greenfield Road in Conway. According to King 5 News, officials say the trooper was on his motorcycle a few miles south of the bridge when the box truck struck him. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
Collisions involving motorcyclists often result in devastating or fatal injuries. According to the Fatality Analysis Reporting System, there were 69 motorcycle fatalities reported in the state of Washington in the year 2010. During that same year, 3.07 out of every 10,000 registered motorcycles were involved in a fatal crash. Read the rest »