Seattle bicyclist killed after being hit by car on Highway 99

Seattle’s KOMO News.com reports that John U. Leoni, age 35, of Seattle was killed on Wednesday night in a bicycle accident on Highway 99 in Seattle.

According to the report, the Leoni collided with a car, a Porsche, a little after 10pm in the southbound lanes near the Dexter Avenue exit. The driver of the car, is suspected of driving under the influence at the time of the accident. The driver was taken to the hospital with injuries.

If the driver is determined to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the accident, he or she could be charged with Vehicular Homicide, RCW 46.61.520. This Washington State statute provides what if a person succumbs to injuries as a result of negligent operation of a motor vehicle, the driver can be charged.

In addition, the family of the person killed as a result of Vehicular Homicide, can bring a suit for wrongful death.

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