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News: Motorcyclist seriously hurt in wreck involving suspected DUI driver in Kennewick

by | Nov 18, 2021 | Accidents in the News |

BENTON COUNTY, WA — A 25-year-old man was hospitalized last Monday after his motorcycle collided with a vehicle driven by a suspected drunk driver in west Kennewick, according to KEPR.

The collision occurred at the intersection of South Columbia Center Boulevard and West 4th Avenue on November 8.

Few details have been reported on the events leading up to the crash, but the victim was riding a 2002 Honda VFR800 when he was struck by the other driver.

The rider suffered multiple serious injuries, including compound fractures in his tibia, fibula, and femur, as well as a pelvic fracture, spleen laceration, and a small brain bleed.

Medics transported him by airlift to Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center, where he has underwent about 15 hours of surgery to his left leg and hip. He also faces a future hip replacement.

Responding officers said the other driver, a 40-year-old man, displayed signs of intoxication at the scene. He now faces a charge of Vehicular Assault.

Have you been injured in a recent motorcycle accident caused by another driver? You may be entitled to compensation for the personal and financial burdens suffered. The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Dubin Law Group are personally motivated in helping riders like you claim the money they deserve after a traumatic event. Reach out at 425-800-8000 or online to schedule a free consultation.