Updated on: 10/27/2020
A rider and their passenger were killed in a motorcycle accident in Yelm Saturday evening after crossing into oncoming traffic.
According to local deputies, the motorcycle crossed the centerline of Bald Hills Road Southeast around 11:00 p.m. before striking a northbound vehicle.
The man and woman on the motorcycle were transported to a local hospital for treatment where they eventually passed from their injuries.
The driver of the vehicle struck by the motorcycle, a woman reportedly in her 70s, was also reportedly seriously injured in the crash.
Authorities have not released a suspected cause of the collision or stated if they believe drugs or alcohol may have been involved.
Legal Rights and Options For Multi-Victim Motorcycle Accidents
In most motorcycle accidents the only seriously injured party is the rider involved in the collision; however, in this case, both their passenger and the other driver involved suffered serious to fatal injuries as a result of the crash.
Initial reports would indicate that the motorcyclist who crossed the center line would most likely be determined to be the at-fault party, however, new details and information may come to light that could prove otherwise.
If it is the case that the cyclist is the at-fault party this would have several implications for the other parties involved.
The passenger of the motorcycle would have the same rights to recovery as the vehicle that was struck as the duty of due care owed by the driver of the motorcycle extends equally to both other drivers on the road and passengers in or on their own vehicle.
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