UPDATE: The motorcyclist involved in a crash while he was racing another car has been identified as 67-year-old David Fenton, a former Tukwila city councilman of eight years. Police report that Fenton died immediately after crashing into the light pole.
A motorcyclist who was racing another vehicle was killed after he crashed into a light pole at the intersection of Highland Park Way and West Marginal Way on Sunday in Seattle. According to the Seattle Police Department, witnesses saw a black import car with tinted windows racing the motorcyclist down West Marginal Way in West Seattle Sunday afternoon at approximately 2 p.m.
The motorcyclist veered off the road and crashed into a light pole, killing him instantly. He has not yet been identified, and police are looking for the driver of the other vehicle for investigation. Police said they are unsure if the motorcyclist lost control on the turn or if he was forced off the road by the other driver.
Motorcycle Wreck 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.
West Seattle Motorcycle Crash Lawyers
The attorneys 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 options and rights. To schedule a free no-obligation legal consultation, call Davis Law Group today at 206-727-4000.