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08/20/2019

Dump Truck Crash in Downtown Seattle

On Monday morning, a dump truck that appears to have been hauling construction waste lost control due alleged mechanical failure, crashing into a car, pedestrians and a Subway sandwich shop.  While we love that Seattle is growing so fast, especially downtown, companies need to be more careful in maintaining theirContinued »

08/19/2019

Family of Slain Officer File Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against The City of Tacoma

A 17-year veteran of the Tacoma Police Department was killed in line of service in 2016. His daughters are now filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Tacoma due to broken protocol by the Tacoma Police Department. Read further details online at: https://komonews.com/news/local/daughters-of-slain-tacoma-police-officer-file-wrongful-death-lawsuit-against-city

08/15/2019

Seattle Woman Run Over by Van on Aurora Avenue

A 56 year old woman was killed after being run over by a Chevrolet Astro van on Aurora Ave. near 85th street on Tuesday night. More information about this fatal collision can be found at https://komonews.com/news/local/one-dead-after-collision-on-sr-99-in-seattle

08/07/2019

Fatal Pedestrian vs. Truck Accident in Rainier Valley

A pedestrian was killed after being pinned under a truck in Seattle’s Rainier Valley on the morning of August 6, 2019.  More information about that accident can be found here: https://www.kiro7.com/news/local/pedestrian-fatally-struck-by-truck-in-rainier-valley/973415831.  If you or someone you know is involved in an accident as a pedestrian, please don’t hesitate to contactContinued »

08/01/2019

Semitruck Driver Run Over By Own Rig in Tacoma on i5

A fatal accident involving a semitruck driver from Vancouver occurred yesterday on i5 North near the Tacoma dome. The driver was run over by his own rig while making repairs on the side of the highway. More information about this tragic accident can be read here: https://komonews.com/news/local/semi-driver-struck-killed-by-his-own-rig-while-making-repairs-along-i-5

07/26/2019

Washington Motorcycle Riders Must Now Carry Insurance

Starting July 28, 2019, all Washington State motorcycle operators must have liability  insurance on their bike, and must carry proof of insurance.  Read more here:  https://lcvalley.dailyfly.com/Home/ArtMID/1352/ArticleID/53212/Motorcycle-Insurance-Required-in-WA-July-28th Keep in mind that this law applies to liability insurance.  If you are going to ride a motorcycle, we very strongly recommend that youContinued »

07/26/2019

Shuttle Bus Collision Fatality and Injuries in Sea-Tac

The Seattle Times reported on a tragic collision yesterday in Sea-Tac, which was caused by a car that crossed the center line, striking the bus and causing it to flip on its side.  Police are investigating.  This collision should not have occurred and it is likely the driver of theContinued »

07/25/2019

Seattle Has Seen Nearly 100 Serious-Injury or Fatal Collisions in the First 6 Months of 2019

The Seattle Times ran a great story today, citing Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) data that in the first half of 2019 there were almost 100 serious-injury or fatal collisions on Seattle streets, with the majority involving pedestrians and bicycles.  Major arterial roadways pose the most risk, probably due toContinued »

07/23/2019

Seattle Looks to Safer Intersection Design for Bicycles

The Seattle Times today reported on Seattle adopting Dutch-style intersection designs to help separate bicycle and pedestrian traffic from vehicle traffic.  The article notes that: “Among cyclist fatalities in urban areas in 2017, 43% occurred at intersections, according to an analysis by the National Association of City Transportation Officials. OfContinued »

07/22/2019

Bicycle Rider Duty to Yield to Pedestrians

More and more Washington State residents are riding bicycles to work and for pleasure, particularly now that we are in the middle of another beautiful summer.  As a bicycle rider, do you know that you have a duty to yield the right of way to pedestrians, both on the streetContinued »