Three Motorcyclists Killed in Washington Crashes

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on May 14, 2013

Three people were killed in two separate motorcycle accidents that both occurred on Highway 101 in Western Washington over the weekend. The Seattle Times reports that the first fatal motorcycle crash involved a collision between two people on a motorcycle and an oncoming car north of Shelton. Officials say a 48-year-old man from Graham and a 50-year-old woman from Spanaway were killed in that crash. The following afternoon, two motorcycles collided head-on on a curve south of Quilcene. In that crash, a 26-year-old Lacey man died at the scene and a 45-year-old man from Port Hadlock was airlifted to a nearby medical center.

These fatal crashes are a tragic reminder of the common nature of Washington motorcycle accidents. Since May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, this is a good time for all motorcycle riders and car drivers to remember to share the road. Fatal motorcycle crashes can happen at any time and they often result in devastating injuries.

There are a number of ways in which you can reduce your chances of being in a motorcycle accident.

  • Never ride while impaired by drugs or alcohol.
  • Only ride when alert and focused.
  • Keep a safe distance from cars so that you have enough time to avoid a collision with the vehicles in front of you.
  • Avoid traveling in the blind spots of vehicles for prolonged periods of time.
  • Only enter an intersection once it is clear that other drivers see you.
  • Never travel faster than you can control and obey the posted speed limits.
  • Do not lane-split or ride between vehicles.

Unfortunately, even the safest riders can get injured in a Washington motorcycle accident. The skilled motorcycle accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. provide free consultations at (888) 228-3860 on all potential claims. We will review your case and help you receive fair compensation for your significant losses.

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