A crash in Spokane Valley involving a motorcycle and a semi-truck killed one motorcyclist on July 17, 2018.
According to The Spokesman-Review, this crash happened around 4PM on Trent Avenue close to Evergreen Road. Allegedly, a semi-truck turning right out of a driveway in the left lane struck the driver of a westbound Suzuki VL 1500. When emergency crews arrived on the scene of the crash, they discovered the bicyclist had died from his injuries.
The motorist involved in this crash remained on the scene and is now cooperating with investigators.
Motorcyclist Fatalities In The USA
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that over 1,850 American motorcyclists lose their lives every year in traffic fatalities. Out of these traffic fatalities, the most common accident has to do with a failure to yield on the motorist’s part. It’s important for car drivers to take extra time before making sharp turns, especially during the warmer months when more motorcyclists are on the road.
CCD Law: Trusted Motorcycle Lawyers In Spokane Valley
We know it’s not the first thing on your mind after you learn a loved one has passed away in a traffic collision, but it’s important to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer ASAP after any accident involving a motorcycle which similar to this in the State of Washington. Unfortunately, insurers won’t show you compassion during your time of need and will try to get you to settle for as little as possible by blaming the biker for their injuries. Without a seasoned motorcycle accident attorney by your side, you most likely won’t get the justice or closure that you deserve.
The attorneys at Crary, Clark, Domanico & Chuang, PS, have successfully handled wrongful death and motorcycle injury cases for years. All calls to our offices are free and confidential, so never hesitate to give us a ring if you need legal assistance. You can reach our offices by calling (509) 926-4900.