Two motorcyclists from Sequim were seriously injured in a motorcycle crash on U.S Highway 101 Sunday night.
According to the Washington State Patrol, Kenneth Almberg and Steven Rose were riding with a group of motorcyclists at approximately 6 p.m. Sunday when Rose and others began to slow down because of upcoming traffic. Almberg was reportedly unable to slow in time and laid down his motorcycle, which then crashed into Rose.
In all of the commotion, both Rose and Almberg were thrown from their motorcycles. Thankfully, troopers reported that both men were wearing helmets at the time of the motorcycle accident. Riding too fast for traffic conditions was identified as the ultimate cause of the accident, according to Trooper Casey Corey.
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 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.