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Four Dangerous & Deadly Days For Motorcyclists: 11 Accidents With 5 Fatalities

Updated on: 8/20/2019

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In just the first four days of August 2019 there were no fewer than 11 serious motorcycle accidents resulting in 5 deaths in Washington State.  

1. Motorcycle Accident: Lake Street & Evergreen Way in Everett, WA

Thursday, August 1, 2019, a cargo van making a U-turn strikes a 36-year-old male driving a motorcycle.  Possible injuries.  

2. Serious Motorcycle Crash: Hwy 99 & 220th in Edmonds, WA

Thursday, August 1, 2019, a sedan making a left turn fails to yield right-of-way to a 32-year-old motorcycle driver.  The motorcyclist suffered serious injuries.  

3. Motorcycle Collision: NW Nichols Avenue & Hansberry Street NW

Thursday, August 1, 2019, motorcyclist crashes while trying to overtake/pass another vehicle.  

4. Motorcycle Accident: Conconully, WA

Friday, August 2, 2019, distracted motorcyclist strikes a vehicle that was stopped in the roadway.

5. Double Motorcycle Fatality: US 101 near Hood Canal / Brinnon, WA

Two motorcyclists were killed the morning of Saturday, August 3, 2019 when one crossed over the center line along Highway 101 / Fulton Creek Road near Brinnon and hit another motorcyclist going the opposite direction.  The crash site was between Duckabush and Triton Cove State Park.

6. Fatal Motorcycle Crash: 2400 Block of Maple Valley Hwy

Saturday, August 3, 2019, a motorcyclist heading east was knocked off his bike after being hit by a car that had been driving behind him, surveillance video shows.  Photo credit: KOMO News

7. Fatal Drunk Driving Motorcycle Collision: Tilley Road SE & 142nd Avenue SW, Tenino / Maytown, WA

Saturday, August 3, 2019, 24-year-old motorcyclist Caire Cotton stopped in a gore point on Interstate 5 and was hit and killed by a drunk driver.

8. Fatal Motorcycle Accident: US 12, Milepost 74, Near Ethel, WA

Saturday, August 3, 2019, an SUV was eastbound, motorcycle was westbound on SR 12.  The SUV failed to yield for a left turn and was hit by the motorcycle.  48-year-old David Sherman was pronounced dead at the scene.  Motorcycle was a grey 2010 Harley Davidson.  

9. Serious Motorcycle Crash: SR97 Near Goldendale, WA

Driver of a 2005 Harley Davidson Harley Davidson FLHTCUI Electra Glide Ultra Classic Motorcycle failed to negotiate a left-hand curve and crashed.  Was transported to Klickitat Valley Hospital.  No other vehicles were involved.  

10. Fatal Motorcycle Collision: Hwy 14, Plymouth, WA

Thursday, August 1, 2019, A Honda accord headed eastbound on Sr 14 at McNary Court crossed the center-line striking and killing 55-year-old Alan Sells who was riding a 2004 Harley Davidson WGI Motorcycle.  

11. Serious Motorcycle Accident: SR12 near Walla, Walla, WA

Saturday, August 3, 2019 a man driving a 2018 Harley Davidson FLH struck a deer totaling his bike.  He was transported to Providence St. Mary's Medical Center.  Photo credit: KIRO News

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