Type: Wrongful Death
Date: May 23, 2010, 5/23/2010
Location: Pierce County
Outcome: One death
One man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident in Pierce County early Sunday morning.
According to Washington State Patrol, around 3:30 a.m. Sunday, a Tacoma man driving a Toyota 4-Runner northbound on State Route 7 crossed into the southbound lanes to pass two cars. One of the cars drove into the northbound lanes to avoid the 4Runner, moved back into the southbound lane and hit the motorcyclist.
The motorcyclist, a Shoreline resident, was thrown from his motorcycle. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the 4Runner was arrested on charges of DUI and vehicular homicide.
Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of the motorcyclist killed in this tragic accident.
Drunk driving statistics state that the 21-24 age group made up 34% of all drunk drivers who died in accidents in 2008.
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a drunk driving accident, it would be in your best interest to speak with an experienced Seattle wrongful death lawyer who can look over your case and help you win the best settlement available.