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Motorcyclist Killed After High-Speed Accident On SR 518

Updated on: 2/22/2019

tukwila motorcycle accidentA man was killed in a fatal motorcycle accident on State Route 518 near Tukwila Thursday night after crashing into another vehicle.

According to, the Washington State Patrol has said that excessive speed was a factor in the crash, though they did not specify which vehicle was traveling too fast.

Reports indicate that troopers and medic crews responded to the eastbound lanes of SR 518 near the interchange with Interstate 5 just after 11:30 p.m. Thursday evening after receiving reports of a serious crash. They arrived to find a 35-year-old motorcyclist in the road with life-threatening injuries.

The man was rushed to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle where he later died of his injuries.

Police Investigation Reveals Crash Factors

WSP troopers say their investigation has determined that the motorcyclist was driving eastbound on SR 518 at a very high rate of speed when the accident occurred. Officials believe he was traveling too fast to adequately adjust to the slowed traffic and lost control of his motorcycle before crashing into the back of a Toyota Camry that had come to a stop.

The driver of the Camry was the only person present in the vehicle at the time of the collision, and she was not injured. The highway was closed at the scene for an extended period of time while officials investigated the incident and worked to determine if there were any other contributing factors.

Importance Of Attorneys In Contested Liability Cases

It is always pertinent that the surviving family members of anyone who has been killed in a motorcycle accident to conduct a thorough investigation to determine if there are any other factors that may have contributed to the crash. Having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can help with the process of conducting a thorough investigation.

The attorneys at Davis Law Group have represented motorcyclists and their loved ones for more than 20 years, and we often find that motorcycle accident cases are more complicated than they seem at first glance. Thoroughly investigating any motorcycle collision can help paint a clearer picture and ensure the responsible parties are held accountable for their actions.

If you or a loved one has been hurt in a motorcycle accident, the award-winning legal team at Davis Law Group is here to review your case free of charge. We will help you better understand your legal rights and meet with you for a free legal consultation if we believe we can help you with your motorcycle accident case. Call our office in Seattle at (206) 727-4000 or use the confidential contact form on this page for a free case review.

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Chris Davis is the founder of Davis Law Group, P.S. in Seattle, WA.
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