Two Motorcyclists Killed in Separate Viaduct Crashes in Seattle

By Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. on October 1, 2013

Two motorcyclists were killed in two separate incidents that took place within 24 hours of each other on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, according to a KOMO News report. Police say in one case, the motorcyclist was heading north when he hit a guardrail and was ejected from his motorcycle near Seneca Street. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

A day earlier, another 30-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he crashed on the viaduct and fell to his death. It is unclear what caused the crash, but the motorcyclist was thrown from his bike and went over the side of the viaduct landing on Railroad Avenue. A witness told officials that the rider’s helmet flew off his head after the impact.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2011, 4,612 motorcyclists were killed in traffic accidents, an increase of two percent from the 4,518 motorcyclists killed in 2010. In 2011, 81,000 motorcyclists were injured, a slight decrease compared to 82,000 in 2010.

Single-vehicle motorcycle accidents can be caused by rider error. But they can also occur as the result of defective roadways or a faulty motorcycle part. If you have lost a loved one in a motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, the experienced Washington motorcycle accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us at (888) 228-3860 for a free consultation and comprehensive case evaluation. We are here to help.

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