A woman in Washington was killed in a motorcycle accident when the motorcycle she was riding collided with a vehicle on Highway 20. The woman was riding in the passenger seat of a motorcycle that was driven by a 35-year-old man. Both the motorcycle and the vehicle were traveling on eastbound Highway 20. Just as the motorcycle attempted to pass the vehicle, the vehicle turned left, which resulted in the collision.
The man driving the vehicle was not injured in the accident. However, the woman on the motorcycle was killed, and the driver of the motorcycle suffered severe injuries. As a result, he was airlifted to the nearby Central Washington Hospital. According to the police, the driver of the motorcycle was to blame for the accident. The man and the passenger were both wearing helmets at the time of the crash.
This was the second bike-related fatality on Highway 20 in recent days. A few days prior, a woman was killed on the highway after the motorcycle she was riding hit a deer.
A motorcycle crash can be one of the most debilitating accidents on the road. Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than people driving passenger vehicles and commercial trucks, and they typically suffer from greater injuries. Even when wearing a helmet, motorcyclists can suffer from head trauma, brain injuries, organ damage, road rash, fractures, nerve damage, broken bones and much more.
If a person or their family member is injured in a motorcycle accident, they might be entitled to a settlement. An attorney may be able to gather evidence and document the client’s physical and emotional damages. They might bring the case to court or work to negotiate a settlement that covers legal, medical and funeral expenses.