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Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash on North Cascades Highway

Updated on: 3/21/2019

motorcycle accidentA 35-year-old man was killed Sunday in a fatal motorcycle accident on State Route 20, also called the North Cascades Highway, near Bellingham.

According to the Bellingham Herald, the man has been identified as 35-year-old Sky Allen Suiter of Mount Vernon. Suiter was reportedly riding his motorcycle eastbound on SR 20 when he lost control of the bike and crashed on a curve near milepost 136 near Ross Lake.

Suiter was driving a 2010 Yamaha YZFR street race-style bike and was wearing an approved helmet at the time of the crash. WSP troopers said that no other vehicles were involved and the accident report indicates that Suiter was driving too fast for conditions.

Coincidentally, the WSP had recently issued a warning to motorcyclists about the dangers of riding too fast on the North Cascades Highway.

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 Seattle motorcycle accident lawyers at Davis Law Group have years of experience representing motorcycle accident victims. 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.

We were on the scene minutes after the accident happened. It appeared to be a head on with a car. There was extensive damage to the front drivers side around the front wheel, which was badly damaged. An occupant of the car was taken from the scene in an ambulance. The highway was closed for almost 4 hours while the State Patrol investigated. During this whole time the biker's body remained (covered) in the middle of the road.
by James August 8, 2017 at 04:49 PM
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