September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM
Motorcyclist dies after driving off viaduct in Seattle
UPDATE 7:20 a.m.: Seattle police say the man killed on the Alaskan Way Viaduct around 9:30 p.m. last night was driving a Triumph motorcycle.
According to police, the man was driving north on the viaduct when he apparently struck the east guard rail and was thrown from his bike. He landed on Railroad Avenue, the roadway beneath the viaduct, said police spokesman Mark Jamieson.
Speed may have been a factor in the accident, Jamieson added.
ORIGINAL POST: A motorcyclist was killed after driving off a viaduct over Railroad Way South and First Avenue South in Seattle Wednesday night, police said.
Seattle Fire Department spokesman Kyle Moore said the man died on the scene after sustaining severe injuries in the fall.
The northbound viaduct and First Avenue South are closed while Seattle police investigate.
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