Bicyclist struck by SUV near Port Townsend

Story Highlights:
One injured in Port Townsend bicycle accident
Collision cause unknown



Date: February 15, 2011, 02/15/2011
Location: Port Townsend, Jefferson County, Washington
Type: Bicycle accident
Outcome: One injured

Around 1 pm on Tuesday, a Port Hadlock man was struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle on State Route 19 near Port Townsend.

The bicyclist, 70-year-old Allan Raichart was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center with a serious arm injury.

The driver, 54-year-old Brent Potter of Chimacum was uninjured but faces charges for second-degree negligent driving according to Washington State Patrol.

Port Townsend Accident Statistics for 2006
Fatal accident count: 1
Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
Fatalities: 1
Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Washington State Bicycle Law
Every person riding a bicycle upon a roadway shall be granted all of the rights and shall be subject to all of the duties applicable to the driver of a vehicle and every person riding a bicycle upon a sidewalk or crosswalk must be granted all of the rights and is subject to all of the duties applicable to a pedestrian.

Seattle Bicycle Accident Attorneys
We are dedicated to representing those who have suffered a loss or disability through in a bicycle accident, crosswalk accident, or pedestrian collision. These kinds of cases can be challenging, if not difficult, to pursue. If you or a family member has suffered personal injury as the result of a pedestrian, crosswalk, or bicycle accident, Seattle injury attorney Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group can help you.


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