Motorcyclist Killed Following High-Speed Chase
A Port Angeles man was killed Tuesday night after a high-speed police chase led his motorcycle down a 20-foot embankment. According to reports, Washington State Patrol trooper Travis Beebe attempted to stop the man, identified as 35-year-old Bjorn Larsen, for speeding at approximately 7:50 p.m. Larsen instead increased his speed, reportedly up to 90 miles per hour, but failed to negotiate a left turn and fell down the embankment.
Both Larsen and Beebe’s vehicles went over the embankment, and Larsen died after being ejected from his motorcycle. Beebe’s patrol car rolled down the embankment but he was not seriously injured.
Motorcycle Accident Statistics
- In 2010, more than 4,500 people were killed in accidents involving motorcycles in the United States – a slight increase from 4,469 deaths in 2009.
- Motorcyclists are 25 times more likely to be killed in a traffic accident than someone in a passenger car.
- 11 percent of all roadway incidents involve motorcycles.
Washington State Motorcycle Accident Attorneys
The attorneys at Davis Law Group have years of experience representing the victims of motorcycle accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a motorcycle accident, consulting with an attorney will help you to better understand your option. To schedule a free no-obligation legal consultation, call Davis Law Group today at 206-727-4000.