A man is wanted in Tacoma for crashing his motorcycle on the side of the road and leaving his female passenger, who was seriously injured, behind at the scene of the crash. The incident took place Thursday at 9 p.m. on Marine View Drive close to the Port of Tacoma.
Tacoma police say they are looking for the driver of the motorcycle after he left the injured passenger on the side of the road to die. The passenger, an unidentified 22-year-old woman, was thrown from the motorcycle in the crash. The Tacoma News Tribune reports that she is in critical condition at Tacoma General Hospital.
After crashing his motorcycle the man allegedly fled the scene of the crash but left his helmet behind, and police say they think they know the man’s identity. Speed and alcohol were reportedly factors in this unfortunate crash that seriously injured the woman.
Drunk Driving and Motorcycle Crash Statistics
- Approximately 2,042 people have been killed by drunk drivers in Washington State in the past decade.
- In the past decade, more people were killed by drunk drivers in Washington State than from an intentional killing.
- 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 attorneys at Davis Law Group have years of experience representing the victims of motorcycle accidents. 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.