The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office recently reported that a bicyclist was killed on Saturday, Sept. 22, after colliding with a pickup truck near Brier. The bike accident occurred at Barker Road and Atlas Road at around 10:30 a.m., and the 24-year-old cyclist reportedly died at the scene.
A dangerous section of U.S. Highway 2 between Everett and Stevens Pass recently injured yet another victim. The crash was the third serious accident along that section of U.S. 2 in less than a week. According to reports, the latest car accident sent a 56-year-old eastern Washington woman to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle with critical injuries.
We all know there is an increased risk in motorcycle riding because riders and passengers have less protection around them. Still, all motorists have a responsibility to remain alert and watch out for smaller vehicles. Despite efforts by private and public organizations to heighten awareness about the presence of motorcycles, accidents are a common occurrence. When negligence plays a role in the crash and someone is injured, then he or she may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
It is common sense that many of the terrible car accidents that we read about in the news involved alcohol or drugs, but an interesting statistic was recently revealed that sheds a little more light on this trend. More than half of the drivers who have been killed in car accidents in the U.S. reportedly had consumed drugs or alcohol during or before the accident.