Updated on: 7/29/2019
A BMW SUV was making a left turn on to NE 18th St in Vancouver when two motorcycles collided with the driver’s side of the vehicle.
An 8-year-old girl in the back of the SUV called for help as her mother in the driver’s seat was critically injured and would eventually succumb to her injuries along with one of the motorcycle riders who was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both riders were 23-years old and investigators are continuing to look into the cause of the crash but have stated they believe speed and alcohol were factors.
A local who heard the crash and provided aid at the scene explained in a KOMO interview that racing is common on this street.
DUI and Racing
While investigations continue you often cannot state which party involved in a collision is at fault, and as this tragic crash took the life of someone on both fronts, it is of the utmost importance to be cautious when making assumptions about who may have been in the wrong.
If the motorcycles were racing or either party were impaired behind the wheel, the scales would obviously begin to tilt to them being the at fault party involved.
Street racing, while obviously involving speeding, is in and of itself a crime, a gross misdemeanor with a fine up to $5,000 and up to a year in jail.Drunk driving also obviously carries its own penalties and has no place on our roadways and kills drivers on our roadways every day.
If you or a loved one is injured in an accident involving a drunk driver or racing driver you can contact the award winning team of accident attorneys at Davis Law Group and request a free consultation over the phone by calling 206-727-4000 or use the chat or contact options on this page.