Fall City motorcycle accident death may result in ‘vehicular homicide’ charge

A 74-year-old Sammamish man was killed while riding his motorcycle on Monday on State Route 202 near Fall City, Washington reports The Seattle-Post Intelligencer. The motorcycle accident occurred around 3 pm when a 28-year-old man driving a sports utility vehicle crossed the center line and hit the motorcyclist head-on.

Washington State Patrol investigators have booked the man driving the sports utility vehicle into King County Jail. They may charge him with vehicular homicide. In Washington State, a driver can be charged with vehicular homicide if someone is killed in an automobile accident and the driver was found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. In this Fall City accident, the driver of the sports utility vehicle is suspected of being under the influence.

In addition to vehicular homicide charges, the family of the deceased can sue the driver under wrongful death provisions. With the help of The Farber Law Group, a Bellevue, Washington personal injury attorney firm, we may be able to help you recover damages for wrongful death.

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