If Seattle residents listen to the news every day, they are bound to hear about tragic bicycle accidents that result in serious injury and death. For instance, in Boston, a 37-year-old woman was recently crushed under a semi truck; a 63-year-old woman was killed when someone speeding in a pickup truck hit her; and a 41-year-old man was hit in one of the city's suburbs and the driver left the scene. All of these bicycle accidents happened within the last two months, and two of the crashes happened in the same week.
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.
Seattle residents may be disappointed to hear that the nation's truck drivers, train engineers and even pilots are not getting enough sleep, according to a study recently released by the National Sleep Foundation.
Car vs. bicycle accidents are a major issue in Seattle--and a life-threatening one at that. Bicyclists have the same rights on the road as cars, but of course many less protections, and these accidents are often devastating.
A wrong-way driver who collided into another car in downtown Seattle this morning is in critical condition, according to news reports. This is the eighth car accident caused by this type of wrong-way driving in Western Washington state since Christmas.
A 21-year-old woman who allegedly caused a 9-car-pileup in Seattle's Northgate neighborhood last week has been charged. Four people, in addition to this woman, were taken to the hospital to be treated for injuries following the car accident.
Many Seattle area residents are probably unaware that private and public bus drivers have a duty to maintain the safety of their passengers. In some cases, a bus driver can be held accountable if he or she failed to protect one passenger from another.
A teenager on a skateboard was injured yesterday afternoon when he collided with a dump truck in Monroe, Washington, according to news reports.
Between 300 and 400 truck drivers at the Port of Seattle walked off the job this week, saying that their trucks are unsafe for them and the public.
A 20-year-old man was airlifted to a Seattle hospital last week after an early morning car accident on Highway 525 in Freeland, Washington.