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October 22, 2013 at 8:56 PM
A 24-year-old motorcyclist was killed in a crash when he hit an SUV and was thrown from his bike in Sodo Tuesday afternoon, according to a police report.
The man was speeding and passing vehicles using the bicycle lane on southbound East Marginal Way South when he hit a green Isuzu Trooper SUV turning westbound onto South Spokane Street in front of him, the report said.
Seattle police and firefighters responded around 1 p.m., and medics pronounced the man dead at the scene. The King County Medical Examiner’s Office will determine the exact cause of death.
October 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM
A 29-year-old motorcyclist was killed in Bellevue tonight when he was hit by a car whose driver is suspected of drunken driving, Bellevue police said.
Bystanders attempted to resuscitate the motorcyclist at the scene before medics took him to Overlake Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Bellevue police spokeswoman Carla Iafrate said.
The crash happened around 6 p.m. at the intersection of Northeast 10th Street and 102nd Avenue Northeast, about two blocks north of Bellevue Square, Iafrate said.
The driver of the car, a two-door sedan, has been arrested in suspicion of DUI, and the investigation is ongoing, she said.
The intersection was expected to be closed for several hours as police continued their investigation.
September 26, 2013 at 4:00 PM
UPDATE: 8:30 p.m. | Seattle police say the man killed in today’s crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct was driving a motor scooter, not a motorcycle, as previously reported, when he hit the guard rail around 3 p.m. The man, who died at the scene, was 52 years old, the updated police report said.
UPDATE: 7:28 p.m. | Seattle police investigators are cleaning up the scene of this afternoon’s fatal motorcycle crash on the Alaskan Way Viaduct, and northbound lanes have reopened again for traffic, the department tweeted.
ORIGINAL POST | A motorcyclist was killed this afternoon after crashing into a guardrail on the Alaskan Way Viaduct at South Jackson Street, Seattle police report.
Northbound Highway 99 from the West Seattle Bridge is shut down while Seattle police investigate.
Expect traffic to be delayed for about two hours, a tweet from the department said.
This is the second fatal motorcycle accident on the viaduct in two days. On Wednesday night, another motorcyclist was killed after driving off the viaduct over Railroad Way South and First Avenue South.
September 25, 2013 at 11:03 PM
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.
July 30, 2012 at 4:22 PM
UPDATE 5:15 p.m. | The motorcyclist killed in the collision was a 26-year-old Burien man, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office. He had just crossed International Boulevard while going eastbound on South 160th when he hit the passenger side of a taxi turning left into a private driveway.
West said the motorcyclist’s impact swung the cab around 180 degrees and that accident investigators believe he died instantly. The taxi driver, the only person in the cab, was uninjured but “extremely shaken up,” West said.
More than one witness to the accident said the motorcyclist was speeding, according to West. King County Sheriff’s Major Accident Response detectives will continue investigating the accident.
A motorcyclist died in a Monday afternoon collision with a taxi at International Boulevard and South 160th Street in SeaTac, according to Sgt. Cindi West of the King County Sheriff’s Office.
Preliminary reports indicate the motorcyclist may have been speeding when he hit a taxi making a left turn, West said.
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